Preview: Coffin Dodgers (Steam)

Coffin Dodgers sees you take on the role of saving 1 of 7 old retirees, each racing for their soul on “pimped up” mobility scooters against the Grim Reaper and his Zombie army. Armed with a variety of homemade weapons, battle through 13 unique tracks! Can you survive the retirement village?

Pros:

  • Graphics hit you with a cartoon flair to them. They are both detailed and colourful.
  • 360 pad support.
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Video options boast: AA, V-Sync, resolution and full screen options.
  • Tutorial area.
  • Excellent Ragdoll physics.
  • Auto accelerate on/off.
  • Story mode: earn experience, Collect cash and upgrade your scooter.
  • Splitscreen multiplayer.
  • Splitscreen options vertical and horizontal.
  • Time trial mode.
  • One off arcade race mode.
  • Explore: free roam of the game world.
  • Mario Kart meets Road Rash gameplay.
  • Brilliant cut scenes.
  • Handful of pickups like oil slick, rockets, and who could forget uzis.
  • Simple controls.
  • Hilarious yet fresh game theme.
  • Excellent quirky soundtrack.
  • Lightening fast loading screens.
  • Melee attack adding a bit of Road Rash to the game.
  • Really good fun.
  • Wide selection of characters to choose from.
  • Zombies appear in game and can killed by running them over.

 

Cons:

  • can’t shoot backwards.
  • No proper drift.
  • The death character is really cheap.
  • Too easy to fall off your scooter.
  • Not enough defence moves especially when in first place.
  • Frame rate drops.
  • No fancy award ceremony at the end of the league.
  • Exp doesn’t seem to do anything yet.
  • Ambient noises are too low in volume and occurrence.

In Summary, This game is brilliant. I never thought that a game revolving around old people on jacked up scooters could be so much fun! From the quintessential British feel to it all, The game is an old genre but refreshed with a new take. You could just sum it up as Mario Kart the later years edition or Mario Kart OAP. Either way the game is an absolute blast to play. I personally would prefer a more robust drifting mechanic but I can make do. The split screen racing is solid, The whole game is solid in fact. Its one of those games that has you smiling the whole time whilst in your head you are swearing your ass off at the competition. The future is bright with this one and is worth jumping on right now. It has a substantial single player championship and time trial. Proper online and more modes and we are cooking. So in short, Buy it….This is awesome.

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!