Tiny World Racing Review (Nintendo Switch)

Blast your way through a variety of environments in 20 tracks across 5 different tournaments. From crumbling castles to volcanic islands, you’ll need to master all kinds of terrain to become the world’s best racer.

Pros:

  • Cool cartoon-like graphics.
  • 60MB download size.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • Inspired by games like RC De Go and RC Pro-Am with its isometric view driving.
  • Two game modes- Tournament and Quick race.
  • 2-4 player local play support.
  • Supports playing with Joycons, pro controller, dog controller, and Joycon sideways.
  • 16 cars to choose from.
  • Tournament-five cups-Clover/Daisy/Thistle/Rose and Bouquet cup each with four tracks in each.
  • All cups open at the start.
  • The tournament has an overall completion percentage.
  • No car stats it’s just cosmetic.
  • Simple to learn controls.
  • Pick up power-ups and use them in a race, things like the turbo boost, homing missiles, and oil spills.
  • A minimap with icons for each driver.
  • Quick race-all tracks are unlocked.
  • Happy soundtrack.
  • Some cool looking tracks.

Tiny World Racing Review (Nintendo Switch)

Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • No touchscreen support.
  • You have to learn and remember what the power-ups do and are as they all look the same and it’s just different colors.
  • The a slight learning curve with the controls but only slight.
  • No online play or leaderboards.
  • Cheap Ai tactics at play!
  • Tournament mode doesn’t have difficulty for Ai setting or any settings actually.
  • Enemy projectiles can go through walls.
  • A couple of nasty tracks.

Tiny World Racing Review (Nintendo Switch)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7/10

Summary

Tiny World Racing is an excellent little arcade racer, it takes a lot of inspiration from older isometric racers like RC Pro-Am and RC De Go (OK I could have said Micro Machines or summin but RC De Go is amazing) Tiny World Racing strips out the progression for accessibility by having everything unlocked from the get-go so that’s 16 cars and like 20 tracks that you can play with straight away. The controls are tight but due to the scarcity of this genre, it will take a bit of time to get used to it but it won’t take long. Tracks are really good and all though the Ai is cheeky at times what with hitting you through walls but to be honest it’s such a happy game. It plays even better with friends but it has to be people with you there and then none of these online futuristic shenanigans. Overall I found Tiny World Racing to be lacking in places but with solid controls and fun tracks, it’s a cool little arcade racer.

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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