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.
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GamerBytes editor Ryan Langley takes a look at Xbox Live Arcade sales for February 2011. The analysis, based on leaderboards, includes two of the games included in the House …
The Micro Machines series has long been the standard for top-down arcade racing games. Keen Games seeks to dethrone the series from its thrown with TNT Racers. Released on February 9 for 800MSP it packs quite a punch for the price. But is it better than a Micro Machines title, or just a dime a dozen clone?
This week on XBLA Wednesday the marketplace has a lot of variety. In Stacking (1200MP) from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions you take control of Russian stacking dolls, also known as Matryoshka dolls, in this delightful adventure puzzler. TNT Racers (800MP) shifts to top down view in this simple arcade racer boasting a wide variety of cars, modes, maps and powerups as well as online and on-couch multiplayer. On the DLC front there’s an extra stage for Castlevania Harmony of Despair titled “The Legend of Fuma” (240MP), a retro throwback to Getsu Fuma Den, and a character pack to match it (160MP). Three completely different XBLA experiences, all in one day!