Scrap Metal Review

March 15, 2010

Available on: Xbox 360 Live Arcade

Micro Machines, Mashed, Circuit Breakers, Super Skidmarks (tee hee), the top down racer is an odd beast as considering the rarity of a titles release within the modern market the genre’s fans are rabid. The slightest hint of an omnipotent camera angle hovering over cars starts to spread Internet fire, the comparisons to Micro Machines are drawn, the degradation of anything it does differently is deafening, and the handling methods are crucified before the miniature car gods.

But it’s not without purpose, the mantra of ‘if it ain’t broke’ is never truer than with the classic SNES/Genesis racers because they stood for pure multiplayer fun, however it’s important to know that with the exception of camera position Scrap Metal strives to be nowt like previous titles at all. Or at least, not a lot like them.

Read more at Suite101: Scrap Metal – Xbox Live Arcade Review: Is This Retro Racer Destined For The Scrap Heap? http://videoonlinegames.suite101.com/article.cfm/scrap-metal—xbox-live-arcade-review#ixzz0iHYXBKSF

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