When I was little, my brother and I used to race toy cars. We'd make tracks by laying down crayons as outlines, and we deliberately chose bumpy surfaces to make the races more interesting. If you did something similar when you were a kid, Turbo Rally, a new racing game by TurboNuke, should instantly take you back to those times.
Turbo Rally consists of a series of races around the world. Each one offers you three different time limits, which earn you one, two or three stars. You must get at least one star to be able to unlock the next race. Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to drive, [C] or [M] for the handbrake, and [X] or [N] to activate boosts and away we go! The tracks usually alternate between asphalt and gravel and have obstacles like traffic cones and barrels to slow you down. There are also rows of red tokens which add to your score and boost meter, as well as single orange tokens, which give you a short, powerful boost. Your score translates to prize money you can use to upgrade existing cars or to buy new ones. The good news is that you get some cash even if you fail an event, so you can make up for your woeful inadequacy by getting helpful upgrades.
The controls behave quite well for a game of this calibre. The difference between surfaces is tangible, and the handbrake really comes in handy for keeping your car under control. The graphics won't knock your socks off, but it's tiny colourful 3D cars in a realistic environment, and what more could you ask for in a flash game? The tracks are challenging, and there are lots of achievements to earn. Even if you aren't a fan of rally races, give Turbo Rally a chance, but be warned – once you start, you won't want to stop.