MI­CRO MA­CHINES WORLD SE­RIES

Empire (UK) - - ON.SCREEN -

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.

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