While the pretty traditional racing her isn’t terrible, it also has enough flaws that its price tag seems a little too high
While the Switch obviously has some good racers, starting from the top with Mario Kart, there’s no doubt that the diversity and quality of them tend to vary pretty wildly. With the more multiplayer focused kart racers tending to be the most common flavor, I’ll admit that more traditional and somewhat realistically-styled options are limited. That’s where Classic Racers Elite would ideally fit into the puzzle, fulfilling the promise of its name in providing a more classic road racing vibe on winding tracks with more traditional vehicles. The game’s main issues that hold it back a bit though are its price, which feels a bit too premium for the experience it delivers, and that while I wouldn’t say it gets anything unforgivably wrong it’s also lacking in enough spark to make it stand out as a truly compelling experience. The steering and general feel are thankfully middle of the road, which is a relief since many racers on the platform struggle in that department, but it’s also a bit fidgety in the turns so you aren’t able to really get your groove going like you can in more polished titles. The final result is absolutely a playable game, but it also has nothing that helps it stand out as something to get excited about.
Justin Nation, Score: