[Trackmania Turbo]Good Game Spawn Point

Tag: 2021-07-21 21:12

  Platform:

  PC, PS4, Xbox One

  Developer:

  Nadeo

  Publisher:

  Ubisoft

  Total score:

  8 out of 10 stars

  - HEX:

  4

  - BAJO:

  4

  HEX

  It’s time once again to accelerate to the top of the leaderboards, in Trackmania Turbo!

  BAJO

  Phwoar, this is such an intense racing game! I know there have been a lot of Trackmanias over the years, but the formula is STILL works doesn’t it?

  HEX

  Yeah, and it feels like this is the most polished one yet.

  DARREN

  Trackmania is essentially a time attack racing game, where you compete to record the fastest lap time possible across a series of elaborate courses. It’s super easy to crash, but a restart is only a quick button press away…

  BAJO

  That’s right DARREN. When a game makes it this easy to quickly reset on the track or restart your race, the high difficulty never gets too frustrating… because it’s so easy to just have one more go!

  HEX

  And it DOES get really hard. The cars are so fast, and the tracks are full of twists and turns, booster pads and jumps and deviously placed obstacles!

  BAJO

  Ahh, it’s so easy to stack it right before the finish line and usually when you think you’re about to post a record time.

  DARREN

  In the game’s solo campaign, you can set a ghost car to race the track with you, so you know how far you are, in front or behind, the best time. You need to acquire a certain number of medals, to unlock the next tier of racing tracks.

  HEX

  Yeah, I must have played some tracks at least a dozen times or more, just to snatch at least a silver medal- I don’t know HOW to get gold on some of these! You really need to get in the zone. So much concentration.

  BAJO

  I agree Hex, I guess it’s just practicing over and over again until you get those tracks right. Perfecting those corners and drifts so you shave off microseconds, but when when you nail it, it’s so satisfying!

  HEX

  I think my favourite addition to Turbo is the magnetic surface on those Rollercoaster circuits. You get flung totally sideways, defying gravity as you try to remember which way is up!

  DARREN

  Urrrk… Defying Gravity… urrrkkk…

  BAJO

  Don’t do it DARREN. I don’t want robospew on my new shoes…

  DARREN

  I’m fine… I’m fine…

  HEX

  Well, These rollercoast-

  DARREN

  BLLALAAAAUUURRRGGGHHHH!!

  BAJO

  Nooooo my new shoes! Where is it coming from? Aygghh, quick let’s talk about car customization!

  HEX

  Yep! There are a variety of paintjobs you can apply to your cars, but you do need to unlock these as you play. It’s a nice little reward for doing well…

  DARREN

  I feel… much better now.

  BAJO

  I’m glad you feel much better now, I feel gooey. Trackmania is all about the multiplayer, going online and trying to beat your friend?s times. Sadly, the multiplayer wasn’t live for us at the time of review, but I can tell that some of these tracks are going to be SUPER popular.

  HEX

  Yes, we can always give the Spawnlings an update on the multiplayer after we’ve played it online for a while. Hopefully it feels as slick as the rest of the game, because I love the Arcade-style presentation in this game.

  BAJO

  It’s great isn’t it- from the commentator, to the way there are helpful hints up on those big flashy billboards. And I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of starting a race by being dropped from a helicopter! Look out belowww!

  DARREN

  We should also mention the game has a thorough Track Editor, and a new co-op mode called Double Driver. This allows two players to control the same car at the same time! If you don’t sync up your inputs, your car will be all over the place!

  BAJO

  That is seriously challenging but a fun party-style addition to the game. Trackmania Turbo is just excellent. I am determined to get gold medals on all of these tracks even if it takes me a million years! I’m giving it 4 out of five rubber chickens.

  HEX

  I loved this too – it’s the epitome of FUN! Just be warned, it does get REALLY difficult. I’m giving it a 4 too!