Micro Machines: A Racing Experience Like No Other
Micro Machines, while lacking a detailed storyline, offers an array of engaging gameplay modes: Challenge, Head to Head, and Two Player. In Challenge mode, players race around household objects to win a variety of cars, building their own Micro Machines collection.
Head to Head mode challenges you to gain a screen-length lead over your opponent for points. Two Player mode mirrors Head to Head, allowing two players to compete for points.
I find the game to be very enjoyable, especially with two players, which keeps you coming back for more. One of the major points that I noticed in the game is how fast it is. This makes it exciting and really tests your reflexes (oh, the amount of time I’ve missed a corner and gone straight into a hazard).
The opponents are also worth a mention as later in the game they produce a good challenge to even the best driver. Although I assume their AI is simple path finding they do seem to ram you into obstacles too.
Race to Victory in Micro Machines!
Visual Marvel for the Master System
One of the game’s major strengths is its impressive graphics, particularly for the Master System. The bright, vibrant colors bring the courses to life, to the point where it could be mistaken for a Megadrive game. The game also boasts smooth screen scrolling with no sprite flicker.
Immersive Soundtrack and Effects
Despite the Master System‘s limited sound capabilities, Codemasters has managed to put together an assortment of catchy and fun tunes that never get boring or irritating. While the engine sound may be on the weak side, overall, the sound effects complement the game well.
Intuitive Controls for Everyone
The controls for this game are easy to learn. The D-pad controls the steering, button 1 is the accelerator, and button 2 is the brake. This accessibility makes it a fun party game even for those who may not typically play video games.
The game offers a high level of replayability. While it starts with some easy courses, both the courses and the opponents become quite difficult to beat as you progress. Some of the later courses require you to memorize them, adding an extra layer of challenge.
Despite this, it never becomes frustrating, as you seem to get a little further each time you play. The additional game modes also add a lot to the overall package.
A Gem for Your Collection
Micro Machines is a standout title for the SMS and one of my top five multiplayer games for the system. It’s the best racing game for the platform, showcasing Codemasters‘ knack for creating visually appealing, polished games.
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