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While there is plenty of depth to be found in SpeedRunners, it’s surprisingly a simple game to get into.
SpeedRunners is simple but fun, and is definitely made more fun with the addition of three friends.
If you're after a new addition to your social multiplayer pile, this is an easy sell. Sure, it's a little old considering its long history on myriad platforms, but it's hard to deny just how enjoyable and easy it is to pick up, even for younger Nintendo Switch owners. The support for local and online multiplayer is great, as is the ability to play through the story mode solo, but the intermittent issues with performance in handheld mode does put a few wrinkles in this hero's costume.
Speedrunners is a fantastic party game, but remember that necessitates there be a party first.
Speedrunners is based on very simple concept, but still it's lively, and with its skill based matches, velocity can be felt in every single frame. Thanks to its well designed multiplayer mode, the DoubleDutch work can also be played as quite peculiar party game.
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SpeedRunners has officially become a title I will continue to enjoy coming back to for playing with friends and for satisfying my inner speed running dreams. While the single player experience is lackluster in execution and how the bots are controlled leaves much to be desired, the real winner of this title is the multiplayer and the amount of modes to quench any fan of speed running. Its addictive gameplay and unique approach to playing party games offers hours of replayability, all the while remaining fun to play. Go and get your friends, on or offline, and enjoy one of the best multiplayer experiences of the year.
My time spent with Speedrunners on the Switch was more than enough to change my mind from my previous impression. Overall, it's a solid game for single players, but local co-op is a blast and should be welcome at any gaming party.
To sum it up, SpeedRunners is an excellent game for arcade racing game fans everywhere. Its controls are simple, its gameplay is addictive, and its Saturday morning cartoon vibe all combine together to make this game an instant classic that will have you racing again and again and again, just for the satisfaction of moving up in the rankings and finally putting that smug guy in the cosmonaut suit in his place.
SpeedRunners is a perfect party game, with a deep competitive scene. A worthy title for any Steam library!
However, the lack of multiple modes and sparse single player content make this package feel like more of a mini-game. With the Switch hosting hundreds of multiplayer games that deliver a similar but fuller experience, like Runbow, it's hard to recommend this one. If you're looking for a more robust multiplayer experience, you may want to look elsewhere.