A whole new racing game was announced at E3
this year, titled Circuit Superstars, and is set to release sometime in 2020.
The game looks to be sort of a top-down view, and the cars looks quite different, almost
retro like micro machines. I can’t wait to play this game, for the arcade feel that
the trailer gives off and the almost cartoon styled graphics.
I mean, there’s nothing like sitting back and casually playing a racin’ games to pass
the time, right? No’ to mention, they’re wan of the best games to procrastinate wi’
as you’re trying to beat your personal best over and over again instead of doing anything
practical wi’ your day. But for now, until Circuit Superstars is released,
I thought I’d take a look back at my three favourite racing games, and look at why I
like them so much. I canna speak about racing games without mentioning
a Mario Kart game, 2003’s Mario Kart Double Dash isn’t the
most recent game in the franchise, but it is definitely my personal favourite
and is without a doubt the best wan for multiplayer. Double Dash allows eight GameCubes to locally
connect together, to allow 16 player multiplayer, two players controlling each kart.
Can you imagine how crazy would that get with you and 15 of your friends all playing
the same game of Mario Kart in the same room? Can you imagine how many friendships
could be ruined with that? Especially with tracks like Baby Park.
This track is tiny, it’s seven laps of going round in a circle clockwise, and wi’ this
comes fake boxes, bananas, red shells, and green shells, they’re everywhere!
It’s the wan track where you can and probably will loose your lead very, very quickly.
But I suppose this can happen with any track in the game, specific tracks that come to
mind being of course the rather infamous Rainbow Road, and DK Mountain. Another reason why this game makes my list
is because it’s the only Mario Kart game where you can play as two different characters
on the same kart at once, and you can make literally any combination you want.
Fancy putting Mario and Bowser on the same team? Go for it!
This is also the only Mario kart title where you canna play as Toad or Toadette off the
bat, because in this game you only unlock them
after you complete the Special Cup at 100cc, where as in all the other Mario Kart games Toad
is free to play as from the very start. Not to mention, in Double Dash you can also unlock a battle mode course which is literally a GameCube. Now moving on to more realistic racing games, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex makes the list for
the simple reason that you get to drive your dream cars.
Lamborghinis, Ferrari, McLaren, you name it. And they tend to look pretty realistic. The best thing about this game, is that it
allows you to choose whatever car you want to best suit the track you’re racing on,
whether you want good speed, good breaking, good handling, whatever.
But my personal favourite thing about this game? You get to drive the Top Gear test track, how cool is that? Now I suppose I just need
to go find a reasonably priced car… Another reason why this makes my list instead
over the more recently released Forza Motorsport 7 is down to cost.
Motorsport 7 will set you back around £40 on the Microsoft Store, whereas Motorsport 6: Apex was released in 2016 as a free-to-play edition to the Forza franchise.
So if you want to play a Forza game, but you can’t afford the likes of Forza Motorsport 7,
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a brilliant alternative with it’s real world cars and ultra-realistic
graphics, and not to mention it’s on point and easy
to handle controls and handling as an added bonus. Finally, I always love diverse environments and tracks in racing games, which is really
what pulls all of this together. Asphalt 9: Legends, released in 2018, does
this brilliantly, With tracks set in places from like Scotland itself,
to places like Shanghai, the US Midwest, the Caribbean, and so many more, it’s fair to say that this game has a lot of diverse environments in it. The thing I love most about this game and the reason why it makes my list is how the
career mode can allow you to see a lot of different tracks and courses in different race modes pretty quickly, kinda like the 100 Mario challenge
in Super Mario Maker. It’s these varied race modes, from a classic
race, to a hunted or perhaps a time attack race, tied in with realistic graphics and diverse
environments that make this game so much fun, and is why I love it so much.
Racing games will always be the best ones to lounge around with your mates wi’,
because we’ll always love laughing as we hit our friends wi’ a red shell right at
the end of a race so you can overtake them and finish first.
What’s your favourite racing game? Why don’t you let us know down in the comments below.