Hotshot Racing

Curve Digital, Lucky Mountain Games, Sumo Digital

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
77
Top Critic Average
71%
Critics Recommend
Based on 34 critic reviews
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Hotshot Racing

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 10, 2020
Xbox OneSep 10, 2020
PCSep 10, 2020
Nintendo SwitchSep 10, 2020

Developers: Lucky Mountain Games, Sumo Digital

Publisher: Curve Digital

Genres: Racing, Arcade

A blistering arcade-style racer fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed. Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience. 16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles. Time Trial and Grand Prix modes cater to those who like to compete in classic racing formats, while ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Drive or Explode’ modes offer exhilarating new ways to play. Each mode is available in single-player, four-player split-screen and eight-player online, while Time Trial is single-player only. Single-player modes run at a blistering 60FPS to deliver one of the fastest depictions of racing possible. Smash lap records to rise-up the global online leaderboards or download ghost laps to match your racing lines against the very best. MEET THE HOTSHOTS Keiko, Xing, Mike, Alexa, Aston, Toshiro, Marcus and Viktor - eight speed addicts that have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of being the greatest racing driver in the world. A WELL NEEDED BOOST Earn boost by drifting and slipstreaming opponents and unleash a one-shot hit of speed to leave them in your rear view mirror. CATCH THE DRIFT Drifting is crucial in Hotshot Racing. Boost charges as the player drifts so maintaining it for as long as possible is vital to preserving maximum speed throughout a race. DRIVE OR EXPLODE In this mode each car has a bomb attached to it. Drop below a certain speed and BOOM! The trigger speed gets faster and faster, forcing players to maintain impossibly high speeds. COPS AND ROBBERS Robbers evade the cops. Cops catch the robbers, and in doing so convert them to the police side, leading to an exciting test of skill for the surviving criminals.

Hotshot Racing Critic Reviews

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

An enjoyable and detailed racer successfully invokes the spirit of the 90s arcade, even if it doesn't quite have a spark of its own.

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High on speed and low on polygons, Hotshot Racing is a fun, old-school ode to the golden era of early '90s 3D racers.

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Destructoid

Adzuken
7.5 / 10.0
Destructoid

I have to admit, I found Hotshot Racing to be quite enamoring. I don't have much nostalgia for the early days of 3D racing games, but I do appreciate a good arcade racer, and that's exactly what this is. Its cheery sound design and visuals are endlessly charming and the driving feels exactly as it should. If you feel the need to go back to the simpler days of racing games, this certainly fits the bill. This likely won't be the last time I take it for a lap around the track.

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Hotshot Racing brings back memories from Virtua Racing and Ridge Racer. It´s a fast arcade, with a very interesting graphic approach and classic music, but it falls short on game modes, cars and circuits.

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