Nothing stolen, nothing gained. While the world was anxiously waiting for the next generation of the Micro Machines series, Ignition came out of nowhere and took pretty much exactly the same line. OK, strictly speaking, they're not toy cars, but you do drive unlikely vehicles across unlikely tracks.
So you're in a school bus (obviously, the coolest choice), plowing right through the jungle, the 'road' leads you right across the top of a pyramid and oops… a boulder dropped down from above and flattened you good. Oh well, no worries – you'll be up and running again in a moment, just that you've lost precious seconds against the competition. So, like Micro Machines, Ignition is good, light-hearted fun racing where you can shove, push or crash as many times as you like – if you think it will be to your advantage.
"3.. 2 .. 1 .. GO!" And right off the racers go with screaming tyres, tailgating each other eagerly to reach the lead position, which has to be defended at high speed. You snooze, you loose! With great care you have to worm your way past your opponents, while they try to slam you against the tunnel wall or slow you down by surrounding you from all sides. If you don't take care, you end up in the ditch real fast, where you have to struggle hard to reach up front again. Welcome to Screamer, one of the fastest racing games of the late nineties!