Welcome to our Little Racer review. Little Racer is a top-down racing game that focuses on fun, instead of story-driven narratives or objectives. It’s simply a racing game designed to be played whenever and wherever.
- Little Racer
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch
- Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
- Developer: The Knights Of Unity
- Publisher: All In! Games
- Multiplayer: Up To 4 Players Local
- Available: 29th August 2019
- Price: £14.39 (U.K), $15.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 3 (UK/EU), E (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
A basic and very simple game, Little Racer offers a Scaletrix like racing experience for a console. Racing and winning is simply the goal here, but there are a few things that make winning very challenging. From other players to sharp turns and even chickens crossing the road for whatever reason. (Let’s not question their motives), Little Racer is easy to get the hang of but very tricky to master.
The gameplay is very straightforward as you only use two buttons to control your car, the left shoulder button for accelerating and the right one for switching lanes/turning corners. While the control scheme is a simple layout, it is hard to master, especially when it comes to keeping your speed up and turning a corner before you end up flying off the track. The key to successfully turning a corner is monitoring your speed and if you see flames shooting out of the car’s rear, this is an indicator you’re going too fast for the next corner.
At its core, Little Racers is a game designed to be played by multiple people in the same room. Up to 4 players can take part in the racing fun and this really is the best way to play. I say that because in single player the game feels very difficult and winning races is just too much of a challenge and this makes the game feel like more of a chore than a fun activity. When playing with real people, you’re most likely to all be of the same skill bracket, which means you’re pretty much equal, which makes for a much fairer game.
Little Racer features 10 worlds, each with 3 different tracks for you to race on. As you race or complete certain objectives you’ll unlock levels. There are several themes here and each one looks stunning with a decent level of detail, even for a game with an overtop view. The fun doesn’t stop once you’ve completed each level though as the game also features a rather amazing and very simple to use track editor which allows you to create your own tracks and race them with your buddies or family. I love just how simple it is to make tracks with this editor as nothing is overly complicated and quite easy to understand.
There are several cars to choose from and you’ll unlock most of them by just playing the game. What’s striking about these cars is that they’ve been designed with a retro racing game look aswell a styling that gives them a toy like aesthetic that is pleasing to the eye.
In conclusion, Little Racer is a pretty fun experience when playing with real people with a similar skillset to yourself and would make a perfect little party game. In single-player mode, the game is a bit of a letdown in how hard it seems to beat the A.I. A number of different tracks, vehicles and the ability to create your own tracks are definitely ways in which this game can keep you coming back for more.
That concludes our Litte Racer review. To purchase Little Racer on Nintendo Switch, check out the links below.