Review: Little Racer (Nintendo Switch)

Little Racer

Little Racer is a dynamic racing game and a great adventure harking back to your childhood. Enjoy various tracks, avoid obstacles and speed for the win. Take the wheel, choose a kart and start the wild ride.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 304mb download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • Two Button controls-accelerate and change lanes.
  • Tutorial.
  • Three modes-campaign, party and track editor.
  • Powerful track editor.
  • Isometric view.
  • Four-player local play support.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Gameplay-race other drivers and avoid obstacles. You cannot steer or brake just accelerate or change lane.
  • 10 cars to unlock each with unique stats.
  • Fun to play.
  • Go too fast into a corner and you go off the track.
  • The best time is shown on a level.
  • Party mode-pick cars and any unlocked tracks and play away.
  • Campaign-play through level by level and unlock new races and locations.

Little Racer

Cons:

  • One trick pony with little variation.
  • No online play.
  • Lacks leaderboards.
  • As powerful as the editor is, UI and general use are very stiff.
  • Takes a while to get going.
  • No customisation.
  • Can’t rebind controls.
  • Party mode races are dictated by single-player content.
  • Slow to rejoin track after coming off.
  • Can be hard to quickly gauge who is winning/losing.

Little Racer

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.6/10

Summary

Remember playing Scaletrix as a kid and going too fast around the corner and coming off? Spending precious seconds lining it back up with the metal rods and going again? well now you can relive that hell/feeling again with Little Racer on the Nintendo Switch. The idea is simple, race and avoids obstacles. Only 2 buttons mean anyone can jump in blind and play. Overall its a fun if not limited game. Limited in that you can’t share tracks online or even play online, tracks have to be unlocked so they can be used in party mode. Outside of that, it’s a game that is accessible and fun. It’s a good fit for the switch and whilst won’t be a long stay, it will be a fun stay.

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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