Review: Beach Buggy Racing (XB1)

Beach Buggy Racing (2)

Beach Buggy Racing is back with an explosive sequel! Drive into an action-packed, surprise-filled world of off-road kart racing mayhem. Race against a field of rival drivers, each with unique personalities and special abilities.

Beach Buggy Racing (1)


  • big chunky HD graphics.
  • Mario Kart influenced gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Simple controls.
  • Daily challenges.
  • Online and offline modes.
  • Offline supports up to 6 players splitscreen
  • Online leaderboards for each track in each mode.
  • Collect coins by racing.
  • Upgrade car stats like acceleration, top speed,  handling and strength. Upgrading increases your overall BHP.
  • Paint car and add decals and change designs.
  • Full stats and progress breakdown.
  • Each level has 3 stars to earn. Stars unlock new races.
  • Unlock new cars and drivers.
  • Every character has a unique special attack that can be used once charged.
  • Power ups section details every power up and what they do.
  • Collect and use power ups in game just like Mario Kart.
  • 9 Championships each raising the difficulty.
  • Various Enviroments ranging from markets to jungles to caves to beaches.
  • Family fun vibe to the whole game.
  • End of championship boss race.
  • Good tight handling that can be improved with the stat
  • Intro for every level.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Pick up and play.
  • 10 characters to unlock and use.
  • Top bar shows racer positions.
  • If you upgrade your car too much for a race,  the game will automatically downgrade the car for you whilst keeping the upgrades for after.
  • Jump starts are your new boost starts.
  • Quick race is pick a car and track and off you go.
  • Championship is a standalone here’s a car and a championship affair.
  • Different race types like races, elimination, time attack and smash targets.
  • Split screen allows you to pick what part of the screen you want. change paint job, decals and BHP class.

Beach Buggy Racing (4)


  • Cheap AI especially in the later levels.
  • No camera controls.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Handling is harsh at first.
  • Cannot shoot backwards.
  • No AI in Split screen races.

Beach Buggy Racing (5)

In Summary, The game is a lot of fun! It is a joy to play and looks really good.  it’s one of those games that is just smile inducing fun. It’s a simple well used concept but the execution is top notch.  it’s a game you can just put on and relax with. With a low price point and hours of fun to be had,  Its worth owning this little gem.

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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