Title: Bang Bang Racing
Released : 6/6/2012
Developer: Digital Reality Software
Publisher: Digital Reality Software
Genre: Racing & Flying, Sports & Recreation
Platform: [Reviewed: Xbox Live Arcade]
Rating: E for Everyone
Price: 800 Msp
Recently release for Xbox Live Arcade, Bang Bang Racing delivers fast-paced racing with no distractions. It’s not Mario Kart, but it’s just as fun to play with friends.
Bang Bang Racing is just like any other game where you unlock cars and levels through good ol’ fashion racing. Whether you beat a best time, or you wind up in first place, you can unlock up to 20 vehicles across 9 challenging and graphically pleasing tracks.
It’s not like Mario Kart where you can toss traps at your enemies, but that doesn’t mean this game doesn’t have its fair share of traps. From oil slicks, to traffic cones, to just plain running off the road, BBR makes sure to toss a few things your way just so it won’t be too easy. The fun thing about this game is that weather conditions change as well, one race the sun will be shining the next the road will be wet, or snow will be falling. Each condition changes how the game plays making BBR great for replayability.
The controls take a little getting used to, but once you apply the break at opportune times, getting that drift in, the game becomes a piece of cake.
The goal of the game is to come in first place, but you take damage from hitting your opponents, getting caught in those traps or hitting any obstacles; like walls. The more damaged your car is, the slower it will go. So to keep your car going as fast as it can make sure you drive through the pit lane every once in a while to repair your car and refill your nitro; a jet like blast that sends you flying ahead of your competitors.
If you feel a little bored playing by yourself, you can have up to three of your friends come over and play using BBR’s split-screen racing. You can play against each other, or hop onto the multiplayer races and play with people all over the world. Here, you can compete to be the best among your friends, or globally using the global leaderboards.
Replay Ability: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5