Coffin Dodgers Reviews
There is some fun to be had with Coffin Dodgers, at least for a short period of time, but don't expect to put more than a couple of hours into the game without running out of things to do. There are better kart racers on Nintendo Switch, namely Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and for the price-tag it doesn't really offer much value.
You won’t lose your soul to Coffin Dodgers, mainly because there’s little reason to linger for long in Sunny Pines. The premise to this race for your soul does more than enough to catch your interest, but the game lacks enough content to keep it alive.
This doesn't excuse rough controls, aggressive AI, and the massive grind mind you. There is so much you need to take for granted, which makes it really hard to recommend. That is a shame, considering the premise behind it is super goofy.
While I enjoyed playing through Coffin Dodgers to a degree even against the other somewhat lackluster kart racers that have already released on the Switch it fails to differentiate itself significantly. The best hope would be that you and some friends could get some silly enjoyment out of the local multiplayer but that will come down to people’s tastes. While it is good for kicking around and having some fun with for a while aside from the multiplayer angle it won’t likely hold your attention for very long.
Combining crazy physics and an even crazier story scenario, Coffin Dodgers has managed to do just enough to stand out from the crowd, offering a decent little kart-racer that should generate a laugh or two. A slight lack of content and a less-than-perfect overall quality prevent it from being something worth shouting about, however, so you might want to consider your options before jumping in with an immediate purchase.
Forget cheating death – after playing this, I welcomed it.
Coffin Dodgers is a game that could have been the indie analogue to Mario Kart, but instead it's a bland racer with almost no variety or attractive concept. It's as bland as it comes and you're better off saving your money and buying a whole host of better split-screen enabled racers. Don't even give it the time of day.
Trophy hunters are in for a treat because Coffin Dodgers features a full trophy count with a Platinum trophy at the end of the road. The best part is that it should take you around 5-7 hours or so to get the Platinum trophy if you do things right! As long as you make sure to always win each race in first place – if you don’t, restart immediately – then you’ll be well on your way to adding this one to your collection. I enjoyed my time with the game for my Coffin Dodgers review, and will soon come back to it to get the final set of trophies I need for my Platinum. The developer is currently working on a sequel, so it will be interesting to see what they’ve learned from Coffin Dodgers to improve the next one.
Coffin Dodgers is an incredible game that left me wanting more. I had a lot of fun writing my Coffin Dodgers review and I can completely recommend that you get this quirky racing game. I loved the idea of racing with mobility scooters rather than karts, and it was an interesting change from all the other kart racers out there! If you’re looking for a fun game with a full trophy count you can get in around 6-8 hours if you’re good at racing games, then look no further because this is the one for you!
Coffin Dodgers is an interesting concept, but the game as a whole falls flat. The lack of content and the general unfinished feeling makes it an overall unsatisfying game to play. With some fairly major patches, Coffin Dodger could be molded into a reasonable cart racer, but the state it was released in is not that. As it stands, there is little reason to play this game.
Coffin Dodgers is a kart racing title that could have been memorable if it hadn’t missed so many opportunities. Play if you have a youngin’ and you’re looking for something newer. Otherwise, avoid this title like the black plague of death.
Unfortunately, Coffin Dodgers is a mess. It squanders its interesting premise, and races are plagued with poor track design, ineffective weaponry, and a lack of meaningful content. The multiplayer fares about as badly as the solo game, making it a blessing that this isn't online, and the constant frame rate issues sap any potential fun from the title. Unless you're willing to pay for a quick boost to your Trophy count, there's no reason to touch this title.
There were elements that I enjoyed about Coffin Dodgers, and the fast-paced action and ragdoll physics led to some crazy races and funny fails. I enjoyed the story mode, especially with its amusing ending. Plus, the final showdown race is brilliant. But the game lacks depth, and doesn’t really have that draw that made me want to keep playing, especially with the omission of online features. In respect of its price I think it is a decent buy, but the game could have been more.
Despite all this, Coffin Dodgers is fun in its way, but it’s hard to recommend when there are so many other games out there that do what this one does, but far better. There are some great ideas at the core of this though, and it would have been nice to see how they shaped up with a bit more direction and some extra time in the oven.
Coffin Dodgers is a local multiplayer (on consoles) Kart racer that reveres those that came before it, but can't quite match what makes them special.
While Coffin Dodgers follows the Mario Kart formula fairly closely, it's neither polished or finessed enough to really stand out. It's fun for a while, but unfortunately the easy single-player mode and lack of online multiplayer limits its appeal.
A Good Concept for a Mobile Game but doesn't work on other platforms that well.
I’m not one to really trash on games and I give most the benefit of the doubt, but I found about zero redeeming qualities in Coffin Dodgers. It’s got poorly designed, simplistic tracks, N64 like graphics, grating sound and music, floaty controls, and the only slight interest was the premises of it all, which it does absolutely nothing interesting with. The game works and I didn’t have any glitches so there is that much, but that’s about all I can say positively.
In an effort to homage the kart-racing classics of the 32-bit era, Coffin Dodgers merely layers unattractive visuals atop an antiquated control scheme and generic world design. If you're yearning to relive your childhood through the goofs of a solid kart-racer, you're better off consulting Mario Kart.
Coffin Dodgers is a poor excuse for arcade racing game. It lacks in every aspect, from handling to sound.
Review in Polish | Read full review