While hardly a top-tier racing game this stunt racer, though sharing perhaps a bit too much in common with its predecessor, somehow managed to grab me longer than I would have expected. Whether playing solo or online, which feels more like you’re participating in parallel with other users than with or against them, the focus here is on exploring, performing some stunts, collecting coins for unlockables of various kinds, and participating in a small collection of somewhat random events that will run continually in the background and that you can opt to join in or ignore. It’s not high art by any means, and I’m not particularly a fan of the lagging camera that doesn’t do well with sudden turns or turning around specifically, but even in its simplicity there’s a certain charm to it with its large open spaces with loads of stunting opportunities almost everywhere. If you’re just in the mood to poke around and have some fun for a bit it isn’t a bad option… just keep your expectations in check.
Justin Nation, Score: