on 16-09-2011 11:47 AM
Having re-watched the original 60's classic for about the 10,000th time in my life the other week, I decided it was high time I tried to make a track on MNR to truly do justice to such a masterpiece of cinema and the result is this track, which uses the climactic escape from the city of Turin to the safety of the alpine outskirts as the basis for the race.
I spent many, many hours trying to get as much as I could into the track and alas, eventually even stretching the track wasn't sufficient so unfortunately the alpine section is rather brief at the end. Still, the track itself offers a huge variety with big drifts, jumps, wide and narrow sections and a general rollercoaster feel as you negotiate your escape...
So without further ado, let's get on with the job in hand...
After speeding down the hill at the start you instantly come to a choice of routes, which makes up about a third of the total track length. Go left to escape through the underground shopping precinct or go right to take the route through the old streets and through the piazza topside instead. Both routes are balanced with the same amount of weapons on offer so really, it's just a choice of going under or over the city...
If you take the underground route you'll lauch yourself down several sets of stairs winding to the shops below...
...And if you take the surface streets you'll eventually make your way through these ancient grounds instead.
Eventually, both routes converge on top of a museum and you make your way down to the waterside, ready to cross the bridge leading out of town...
Ride up to the FIAT factory roof and along the top of their very own test track.
Then leap along these rooftops, positioning yourself carefully to pick up an item pod during the second jump across the large gap below.
Drift your way down to the weir below...
...And negotiate the narrow sewerage pipes to reach the fresh air of the Alps!
Exit the sewers, cross the bridge and take care with a very sharp hairpin left, before a sweeping ascent into the mountains. If you're lagging particularly far behind at this point then the barrier on the left will lower, allowing you to leap across the waters instead.
Reach the summit and drift around this bus balanced precariously over the edge. If you listen closely you should hear someone saying "hang on a minute lads, i've got an idea..."
And there we have it, one lap of The Italian Job!
Well, I do hope you enjoy this latest track. As always comments and feedback are very much welcome.
See you on the track!
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