This time the spotlight will be shining on Little Racers STREET, a fast and furious top-down racer with a meaty single player campaign and online multiplayer for up to twelve people. Let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo.
Little Racers STREET is a much needed refresh to the top-down racing genre! Offering a whole 3D city with lots of different tracks and enviromental effects, the game’s key point is its career mode. You’ll have to start from scratch, with a low class car. Win races and complete challenges to earn credits, and spend them upgrading your car or purchasing new ones.
Tell me, why aren’t there more games like this on non-mobile platforms nowadays? It’s as if the entire genre suddenly vanished. Remember the likes of Super Off Road, Rock n’ Roll Racing and R.C. Pro-Am? Exactly. Little Racers STREET may have shifted the focus from off-road to underground racing, but that doesn’t make it a bad top-down racer. Honestly, with its numerous events, lots of cars and a wealth of different tracks to choose from, it’s easily among the most feature-packed of its kind. Oh and there’s also multiplayer, both online and LAN (no split-screen, sadly). What more could you possibly want? Online leaderboards? You got it. Weather effects? Slick visuals? Multi-platform availability? Done, done and done. Start your engines (and vote), people!
So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Little Racers STREET still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s been out for a while (since September, 2012), so lack of availability is certainly not the reason. If you haven’t done so already, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!
Little Racers STREET is available for Windows and Xbox 360 (XBLIG) from a wealth of places, all of which are listed at the official website, priced at $4 ($1) / €3 (€1) / £2.50 (£1?) and without any DRM.