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Micro Machines is Back!

Maximal chaos when the microscopic cars make a big comeback – but they forget the party on the couch.

You will not love or hate the Micro Machines World Series. You will both love and hate it. The feeling when I succeed in pushing an opponent into a milling saw blade is magical. Equally great is the frustration when the finish line approaches and someones breakfast is in the way.

Eleven years in the making (Ok, not really)

Today, it’s eleven years since we last saw Micro Machines in any game form. Much has changed but the kernel is intact: maximum chaos with minimal cars! When I start my first match, I feel like I’m surrounded by 100 murderous micro machines, and when I’m in a hurry to go too far into a curve I see how “thousands” of cars thunder past me. The feeling of frenzy is apparent and not¬†rarely just a few seconds separate you between honor, fame, first place, and total humiliation.

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The gamer will feel just at home when the cars on true Mario Kart maneuver picks up weapons, in the form of hammer, bombs and rifles. This arsenal becomes extra toxic in the elimination mode, where its important to not slip too far behind. If you disappear from the screen you are bursting, but you’ll get a second chance and a meter will talk about how to make a comeback. Elimination is pervasive – and then I mean not just literally. Going from top to bottom and back again happens in a pinch.

Micro Machines – Unique Weapons

Last but definitely not least, there are more or less complex arena rides. Here, the unique weapons of a total of twelve different micro machines are locked up (which means even more chaos). The ambulance shocks with the defibrillator, the fire truck has the ax in the top, and the police car can mark opponents for extra damage – among many other things. And the controls? Sleek but simple and fair.

The twelve vehicles have three different weapons each, one of which is loaded depending on the amount of damage you divide and whose power is extra lethal. The car to car ¬†battle can take place on a flat board where your sole task is to win. Here you will also find the flag of “King of the Hill” and a location where you have to ship bombs to your opponent’s base.