Racing games are an interesting sort. Like shooters, they’re at times so oversaturated with decent-yet-forgettable titles that it’s hard to pick the quality ones out from a sea of titles. Luckily XBLA is limited to 20-ish titles that revolve around the genre. Even still we have our favorites that we feel best represent what Xbox Live Arcade racing games should offer. While 20 participants enter the ring, only five make our list.
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 …
The first trailer has been released for the newly-titled Mad Riders from Techland. You’ll see some huge air the ATVs are getting in loads of tropical locales across the …
Joe Danger: Special Edition was developed by Hello Games and published by Microsoft. It was released on December 14, 2011 for 1200 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.
We saw many great XBLA titles come out last year, but there are always a few titles that get away from us on other medium. From the Pixeljunk series to Fat Princess, PSN has its share of great downloadable games. But one that stuck out the most and you couldn’t blame XBLA for being jealous of was Joe Danger. Now, a year after its release, Xbox 360 owners will finally see that lovable daredevil with Joe Danger: Special Edition.
Protagonist Joe Danger has experienced a rise and fall to his daredevil popularity. Realizing he must get back in the game, he straps on his cape and helmet and straddles his motorcycle again. Fans of Trials HD and Excitebike should take note as the game plays in the style of both classic motorcycle games. But what it represents with its influences, it completely shatters both games in terms of charm, replay value and overall fun.
Digital Reality are making great leaps in the XBLA world with SkyDrift and the upcoming Sine Mora with Grasshopper Manufacture. But they got a new racing game in the works with Bang Bang Racing. The game is in the style of a classic top-down racer similar to R.C. Pro-Am. It’ll have nine locations to race in, 20 vehicles, and all different types of terrain from snow to mud to avoid throughout the races. No release date yet but check out some screenshots after the break as we keep you up to date on this promising new racing title.
Techland, know prominently as the makers of Dead Island have revealed their next project, and it just so happens that it’s coming to Xbox Live Arcade. Simply titled Haste, Techland is pouring their efforts into crafting an ATV racer for digital download. While there isn’t exactly a plethora of details available, sources say that the game will play similarly to Nail’d, another racing game released by Techland earlier this year. Players can expect speed, stunts, and dirt to be tearing their screens when the game releases. Read on to feast your eyes on the first four screenshots of the game, which will be published by Ubisoft sometime next year. Stay tuned to XBLAFans for more coverage of the bumpy ride that Haste promises to deliver fans in the near future.
Announced yesterday, Hello Games just released a brand new trailer for their upcoming Joe Danger: Special Edition. In the trailer, you’ll see lots of stunts, crazy tricks and some …