The graphics are average, it's a top down 2D approach with some nice detail, but nothing to really gawk at. Your car suffers a lot of damage and this does show up nicely. Sound is better with tunes, screeches and vibrations giving you the impression of a high speed chase. And the translation or intentional comedy of the story mode text does make for a welcome chuckle at times.
Still, none of these facts can really make up for the control system which was a major drawback in the game. If you have a lot of patience and are prepared to put the time and effort in, it might be worth it.