Who else enjoyed many hours playing Micro Machines on their SEGA Megadrive? Even in this modern era of gaming, Micro Machines still remains a cult classic for the older gaming generation. This may seem like any other racing game but no one else was making racing games like Codemasters back in Micro Machines’ prime. It comes as no surprise then, I’m sure, that I greet the news that a Micro Machines game will be making it’s way to current gen consoles and PC with great excitement.
Micro Machines World Series
The upcoming Micro Machines World Series game is set to be released on 21st April 2017 and will feature up to 12-player races online and four-player local splitscreen. I cannot wait to relive some of the classic course including the kitchen, workshop and toilet seat! Fans of the series will be gald to hear that the Race and Elimination game modes make a triumphant return but there will also be a brand new game modes such as Battle Arena where players will be able to create their own levels of destruction for their friends or randomers on the internet! Other new game modes include King of the Hill and Capture the Flag.
Here is what vice president of Publishing at Codemasters, Jonathan Bunney, had to say about Micro Machines re-entry into the console market:
“The original Micro Machines was a breakthrough multiplayer racing game and remains much loved in the gaming community. We saw great success earlier this year with our free-to-play mobile game but this brand new console title takes the franchise to its greatest levels of multiplayer mayhem and enables you to play with your friends on the same sofa or across the world.
“Whether you’ve been playing Micro Machines since the early days or are new to the craziness of racing and battling vehicles across household environments, this incredibly fun experience is a welcome break from all the serious multiplayer alternatives. With the support of Hasbro and being able to feature some of their biggest brands, such as HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS, G.I. JOE, OUIJA and NERF, this represents the very best of social gaming.”
I couldn’t agree more Jonathan and I, for one, welcome Micro Machine into the twenty-first century!