I’ve got you no- THUNK! Drat!
Imagine Wacky Races,
but without the wackiness – and the wheels. Or, more sensibly,
imagine futuristic racers
Wipeout and F-Zero colliding – at high speed.
Switch exclusive, Fast RMX – a vastly updated trip on Wii U
racer Fast Racing Neo - is a launch title that many may
skip over, which would render every such person dumb. Well, unless
they really hate racing games.
The generic name doesn’t
help, but spend five minutes shooming around in all manner of
variously pointy-pointy racers (including the rather handy ‘Mech
Guyva’...) and you’ll be rapt that you found Fast RMX.
Being download-only, many would expect just a handful of tracks,
maybe one or two implements within which to race and scattershot
options. Nuh-uh. Fast RMX exceeds all expectations.
There’re 10 cups to unlock, so that’s 30 levels. 15 vehicles enough
for you? No? Umm, well perhaps they’ll make more later? Hey, we were
satisfied, and would’ve lit a cigarette afterwards if we could
actually afford one.
A single player dream in either campaign
or the F-Zero worshipping ‘hero’ mode, there’s plenty for
multiplayers, including up to four player split-screen and online
racing (with friend races promised in a forthcoming free update,
along with various time attacks).
Running faster than any
game should be allowed, graphics are varied and vivacious, coupled
with a burbling soundtrack and wonderfully OTT voiceover from a guy
who Shin’en may have kidnapped from Namco’s Ridge Racer
The only real downside is that rubber-banding (when
opponents magically catch up to you no matter how perfectly you’re
racing) is full-on, and often criminally unreasonable.
you’re sweating on the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe then
Fast RMX will totally scratch the itch. In fact you may get
so into it that the legendary plumber’s re-released motorised
exploits pass you by. Just like those fucking rubber-bandy opponents
milliseconds before you cross the finishing line...