Mantis Burn Racing

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Based on 49 critic reviews
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Oct 19, 2016

With its beautifully tuned handling, great graphics, and surprisingly deep career mode, Mantis Burn Racing is an enjoyable and entertaining top-down racer. The only thing that really lets it down is its rather limited track selection, which results in the game becoming a little repetitive as you progress through later levels.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2017

VooFoo Studios has done a great job with this port.

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7 / 10
Feb 6, 2017

Mantis Burn Racing is a small, but exciting project, which brings us back to the childhood, in the era of the old school arcade racing games, supplanted by popular simulators and modern arcades. Affordable price and nice graphics (especially on PS4 Pro) will be an additional motivation for gamers.

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Nov 27, 2017

Due to the portable nature of the Nintendo Switch, Mantis Burn Racing is worth grabbing if you're a fan of arcade racing games. It's perfect for a few quick races while waiting for a bus or a train, especially due to its simple and easy-to-remember control scheme.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2016

As I sit here and think about my time with Mantic Burning Racing, I do so with a little bit of mixed feelings. On one hand, it’s extremely fun, easy to play, and hard to master. The progression of gaining gears and XP to upgrade cars is fun and addicting. The online portion seems like it would be a blast to play, but sadly there has never been any players I’m able to find online at the same time, a shame though there is also local play if friends are visiting. Just the lack of variation in visuals for tracks and the repeating soundtrack really put a damper on my otherwise fun time. Still, Mantis Burn Racing is worth the time for arcade racing fans.

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6 / 10
Oct 18, 2016

We know it sounds like we're being down on Mantis Burn Racing, but it should be made clear that the fundamentals here are spot on. The racing itself is fun and fast-paced, and the upgrading system works well to keep you coming back for a good few hours. It's just unfortunate that pretty much everything else doesn't quite measure up. The music, the environments, and the presentation all fall behind, which is a shame, as VooFoo Studios has the foundations of a strong top-down racer. With updates, the game could blossom into something more interesting, but as of right now, its decent gameplay just about overtakes its shortcomings.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2016

Mantis Burn Racing is a fun yet slightly shallow racing game. It's a decent alternative for those who don't feel like getting too investing in a deep racing sim and are just looking for an easy to play arcade racer.

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Oct 14, 2016

Mantis Burn Racing is trying to be nothing more than a fun, top down arcade racer and it easily succeeds in this.

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8 / 10
Oct 15, 2016

A really solid top-down racer that not only looks great but comes with a great variety of modes and challenges.

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78 / 100
Oct 17, 2016

Mantis Burn Racing excels in being a casual and accessible racer for newcomers with excellent and responsive controls while offering a robust and challenging career mode for the hardcore.

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