Y'know when you're desperate for a game to be good but it's just not quite there? Aqua Moto Racing Utopia is one of those games. We've been so starved of watersports titles for so long that we hoped that this would fill in the void left by Wave Race 64 and Jet Moto (remember that one?) but it's infuriating at times.

We could forgive the wonky character models if the racing was top-notch, but overly aggressive AI means that you'll find your jetski inexplicably rammed into walls at times. The wave physics are neat and the game definitely does have that SEGA Arcade Blue™ sheen, but even with an abundance of modes, it's just not quite good enough to recommend.

A shame.

[source bit.ly]