Remember the days when you used to huddle around your PSone, multi-tap plugged in and ready to race your pals on Micro Machines? Well, those days are back, and they’re back in glorious high definition – Codemasters have resurrected the Micro Machines franchise with a brand new game: Micro Machines World Series!
The first Micro Machines for the original PlayStation dropped 20 years ago, so it was about time that the franchise saw a HD, multiplayer-focused reboot. The latest title brings together the best of old and new; you’ve got the option to have four people sharing a sofa and shouting at one another while they race around a kitchen table – but on the other hand, you have some all-new and wildly addictive online Battle Modes…
Here’s more about what to expect!
Each car has its own unique handling
That’s right – your miniature heroes don’t just look different, they feel different too! You can use the variety of vehicles and their different styles to your advantage in each discipline, and even within each environment. Don’t want to get bogged down by the kitchen table’s blobs of honey, icing or milk? Then the hovercraft will be your best bet in making it around those sticky corners scot-free. It’s all about tactics.
Each vehicle has its own unique abilities – including a super special ability
If you like to play offensively, then there are some battle-ready brawlers in the vehicle line-up – but when playing as a team, it’s always best to consider the powers of your other teammates and how you might complement one another.
For example, Dr. Mal Practice’s ambulance will heal others on your battle team – whereas something with more bang for your buck, like Jack Hammer’s dump truck, can drop walls and launch dynamite at rival players. Then you’ve also got the nippier vehicles which can play Capture the Flag a lot more quickly, but aren’t able to handle as much damage as some of the slower vehicles. With six-a-side, there is plenty of scope for strategizing – and it’s that strategy that will give you the edge throughout each fight.
That classic Micro Machines sense of humour is back
The game’s as tongue in cheek as you remember it! Not only do our micro racers have their own emotes, but you can catch cheeky little touches in and around the game’s environments too. See what you can spot among these exclusive screenshots of our race locations…
The game guest-stars some other staples from your childhood
Sure, you might’ve played an old Micro Machines game – and heck, you might even have played with a real-life, miniature Micro Machine once upon a time! But that’s not all we have from your childhood. With Hasbro on board, we’ve brought you a whole host of fun stuff – ranging from race-ready NERF Blasters, to G.I. JOE tanks, to a very feisty Hungry Hungry Hippos battle arena.
Micro Machines World Series races off our tabletop and onto PlayStation 4 today!