Street Rod II is a game with enormous potential! I have spent many nights praying that someone makes a modernized version of this game, but so far, no software company has managed to do that! This game is certainily a classic, and first of its kind (being a sequel to Hot Rod).
You play a car mechanic. Starting out with no car and some money, you will have to find a suitable car using the ads in the paper. To earn more money for parts and new cars, you will have to race other drivers in the town.
There are 3 tracks available, one of which is a straight 1/4 mile drag race. You can race for money, or pink slips. This is also the worst aspect of the game as the racing graphics are simply awaful, and car handling is always the same. Unfortunately, this limits the car tuning to engine, tires, gearbox, aerodynamics and exhaust. Still, this is more than enough to keep the game interesting.
You can make numerous modifications to the engine, and there are many cars and car manufacturer parts available, so getting the most out of your car will be extremely fun and challenging. The goal of the game is to beat "The King". He has the best car (and chick) in the game :) Of course, once you get his car, the chick also comes in the package :) Unfortunately, the time to do this is limited, and that is also somewhat annoying.
So, what distances this game from a 5 point mark are the horrible driving graphics engine, the inability to modify suspension and handling and finally the time limit. Let me just mention that the sound is also pretty much terrible :)
However, since I am a bit of a car enthusiast, this review is maybe biased, but nonetheless I recommend this game to everyone who has even a remote interest in cars!