Mini Motor Racing X Review (Nintendo Switch)

Mini Motor Racing X Review (Nintendo Switch)

Welcome to the world of Mini Motor Racing X! Strap yourself in, or strap on your VR headset, and jump into a nitro-fueled world where little cars mean BIG fun!

Pros:

  • Cartoon style graphics.
  • 3.3GB download size.
  • Touchscreen support.
  • Controls–turn to steer, auto accelerate, point to steer, and sensitivity slider.
  • Five modes-career, co-op, quick race, arcade, and random game.
  • Invite friend system.
  • Arcade racing gameplay.
  • Career-earn cash and buy cars to win. You get five initial cars to drive each with unique stats and a handful of liveries.
  • Car stats-handling, nitro, acceleration, and top speed. You can improve their stats with upgrades.
  • Two career types-classic (standard racing) and type X (has weapons).
  • Four championships-beginner, standard, expert, and master. (only beginner available at the start)
  • Three difficulties-easy, normal and hard.
  • The driving view is isometric. But you do have seven total camera choices including in car.
  • Has an RC Pro-AM feel to it.
  • Simple controls.
  • Wide variety of weapons.
  • Clear quick to understand Hud.
  • Very addictive.
  • Fun to play.
  • Excellent track design.
  • Little bits of cool detail like tire walls exploding or dust kick-ups.
  • Minimap.
  • Quick race-pick any unlocked track and car and race.
  • Arcade has four modes-time trial, custom, bumper ball, and micro motor.
  • Micromotor is the same game but with smaller cars and you can change the game speed.
  • Bumper ball-car football with power-ups and again you can change the game speed.
  • Co-op-four players quick race or Co-op career. Two camera options–split-screen or same screen.
  • Online multiplayer modes- party mode, co-op career, bumper ball, or micro mode. You set up a private room when entering online.
  • Random game-jump onto a random room.
  • 22 total cars to unlock.
  • 52 total tracks and variations.
  • Day/night tracks and weather like rain, snow, and sun.
  • Online leaderboards with friends filter.

Mini Motor Racing X Review (Nintendo Switch)

Cons:

  • Hard to see power-ups on some tracks.
  • The little learning curve with the controls.
  • Can hit yourself with powerups.
  • Can’t shoot power-ups behind you.
  • No actual control layout and only one exists.
  • Bumper ball is just one stadium and plain with no way to explode the enemy and games can go on too long.
  • Cheap Ai tactics in all modes.
  • No real point in micro motors.
  • Odd tracks will have terrible corners.
  • A small pool of weapons.

Mini Motor Racing X Review (Nintendo Switch)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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