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Remember the good old days of the arcade racing scene? You know, the likes of Ridge Racer, Daytona USA, Out Run and even Pole Position? Well, it’s time to embrace that scene once again with the arrival of Hotshot Racing on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC and good old Xbox Game Pass. 

Hotshot Racing comes about via a triple team collaboration between Curve Digital, Lucky Mountain Games and SUMO Nottingham, with this obviously being a case of three minds being better than one. Priced at £12.79, if you’re after a look at the retro racing world, all with a bit of a modern day twist, this is one for you. 

Our full review of Hotshot Racing on Xbox One is up, live, and ready for your perusal. Please give it a read as we love what has been delivered with this game, and it’ll be the best way to get a little insight into what should be expected. 

But tl;dr, this is a quality arcade racer. Complete with a deep career mode, time trial options, single races and a couple of fun Cops & Robber and Drive or Explode options, your time here will be spent racing, boosting, drifting, smashing and crashing your way through no less than 16 different tracks, each of which can be mirrored to enhance the overall experience. Your goal? Well, it’s time cross the finish line first, of course. With multiple AI difficulties in place, that won’t necessarily be easy. 

With a stunning low-poly visual style, some cracking racing tunes to keep you going, and the ability to take your game online or across the local multiplayer scene, there is much to love about what Hotshot Racing brings. Even more so when you consider the free playable nature that is delivered via the Xbox Game Pass launch. 

If you’re in the market for a new racer, want to have a bit of fun either alone or with friends, and aren’t afraid to take back what you give out, then Hotshot Racing on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC is for you. Just hit up the digital store of your choice – Xbox Store, people – and get in on the racing action. NOW!

Game Description:

Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience. Developed by racing game veterans SUMO Nottingham and Lucky Mountain Games, Hotshot Racing is an all-new driving experience which revives the classic arcade gameplay of the 90s and thrusts it into the modern era. 16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles. Time Trial and Grand Prix modes cater to those who like to compete in classic racing formats, while ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Drive or Explode’ modes offer exhilarating new ways to play. Each mode is available in single-player, four-player split-screen and eight-player online, while Time Trial is single-player only. Single-player modes run at a blistering 60FPS to deliver one of the fastest depictions of racing possible. Smash lap records to rise-up the global online leaderboards or download ghost laps to match your racing lines against the very best.

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