Micro Machines World Series is a arcade-racing video game published by Codemasters for PS4, Xbox One and Windows.
Oh the nostalgia is strong with this game! It had been well over 10 years since we last saw a Micro Machines video game and when I found out that a new game was in production, I just had to pre-order it! I must have spent countless hours playing with my friends and with my Dad on the old games and whilst they were the most groundbreaking in terms of graphics and gameplay, they were a hell of a lot of fun to play!
The best part about the classic Micro Machines games is fun and frantic the gameplay was. You would race around the track, picking up items to get the edge above your opponent, which would often lead to chaos all over the track. Micro Machines World Series takes this hectic gameplay to the next level by adding up to 12 players in game, resulting in even more manic gameplay than we were used to!
Sadly however, the game feels extremely bare! There are only 10 different race tracks, and whilst they are highly detailed and a ton of fun to race round, they are often too short and 10 different tracks just isn’t even enough! The biggest issue with how bare the game is the lack of varying game modes – there is only race mode, battle mode and elimination mode available when you first start off. Annoyingly as well, the majority of game modes are all online multiplayer based, whilst I have no real issue with this, sometimes it can be a bit annoying when you have to wait to connect to a game.
One great feature is the number of Hasbro licenses there are in the game! It really is great being able to use items such as Nerf blasters to get the edge on your opponent, rather than just generic items. The licenses are also visible in the environment – there is nothing more satisfying that driving by the Hungry Hippo board game whilst your opponent gets chomped!
Buy, wait for sale or avoid: This is a definitely a game full of nostalgia, so if you were a fan of previous games I’m sure you’ll enjoy this just as much now as you did then! However if you are looking for something more compelling which you can put the hours into, then I would avoid!