Bang Bang Racing was developed and published by Digital Reality. It was released June 6, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes
Many racing titles have graced XBLA lately but none have attempted to confuse the player with a dumbfounded title like Bang Bang Racing–the gameplay possibilities with a title like that can begin at generic demolition or race to NSFW hijinks. Joking aside, when you boost into the experience you’ll quickly discover a competent racer with tight controls and a heap of unlockable content but an excluded multiplayer component that places this title in a distant third.
Bang Bang Racing is a tight-grouped racing game. You’ll need every edge to slip yourself out of the pack and into the lead. For just that reason Digital Reality …
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If you’ve ever played R.C. Pro-Am, Micro Machines or Pixeljunk Racers, you’re familiar with top-down racering. Bang Bang Racing from Digital Reality looks to continue that tradition while adding a little more in terms of gameplay.
Going through the demo, you’ll have a choice of all varieties of racers, from better handling to more nitrous to acceleration. It had some pretty standard racing stuff with some neat looking tracks. Nothing too amazing but nothing too boring either.
Digital Reality seem to keep busy with last year’s SkyDrift and the upcoming Sine Mora with Grasshopper Manufacture but they still have some racing spirit in them with Bang …
Racing games on XBLA are constantly struggling for uniqueness. These racers, many of which are top-down, have to find a way to stand out and really pull ahead of the pack. Some games go with zany weaponry, some go with a fun and light nature, and some are very competitive. Bang Bang Racing, the upcoming product of a collaboration between well-known XBLA developer and publisher Digital Reality and Playbox, is out to make a name for itself and we just have to find out how they plan to do it! Hit the jump for a Q & A with Bang Bang Racing‘s Digital Reality-side Lead Designer, András “Amper” Timár-Geng.
Digital Reality has released five new screenshots of its XBLA, PSN and PC top-down racer, Bang Bang Racing. The game features nine tracks and twenty cars in four classes: racing muscle cars, stock car series, world endurance championship and formula one open wheels cars. Take a look at the game in action in the gallery.