MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES
OUT NOW / PC, PS4, XBOX ONE CHIEF GAMES DESIGNER Gavin Cooper CAST Brian Blessed
HITTING Cultural MASS during the 16-bit era, the Micro Machines games were tricksy and fast-paced, ideal for frantic multiplayer races, with four people gathered round a flickering CRT television as their vehicles skittered across kitchen tables or workbenches. World Series doesn’t mess with the formula too much — the cars are small, the race tracks are made of household items and multiplayer is the focus. But instead of everyone crowding in front of one screen, the bulk of your time will now likely be spent online, both in races and the new battle modes. It’s every bit as fun and chaotic as it used to be and retains a lot of its charm, but unless you’re willing to commit to playing online, it won’t have the longevity.