Micro Machines World Series
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This promised so much more than it delivered. It's a good game, but it's just not as good as its predecessors. Whilst Micro Machines World Series is good fun, it doesn't offer enough to elevate it to the status of its forefathers.
Micro Machines World Series doesn't deserve your money or your attention. It lacks any interesting content and the fun and magic of its predecessors. If you're looking for this particular genre, then much better option would be Toybox Turbos or older Micro Machines games. Sadly, this new instalment of the series is just a waste of time.
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I could see this game being a great deal for what it is now for around $15, but you never know if they’ll drop the price or not.
Micro Machines World Series is a game that could have been great but squanders it all with bad controls and a push towards modes that aren't as fun as the racing mode should have been. Maybe if there were some gameplay patches and some more Hasbro themed style levels (Where's my G1 Transformers track guys?) that could make the game somewhat more interesting than the cheap cash in that we're left with today.
Back in 2014 we thought Toybox Turbos was the closest thing we'd get to a revitalised reboot of Micro Machines, so upon reflecting on the release of an actual brand new Micro Machines, is Toybox Turbos a better Micro Machines game than World Series? It may not have had the franchise name but it tried to be Micro Machines and succeeded, whereas World Series IS Micro Machines and it's sadly disappointing.
whether you’re playing on your own, with friends locally or online, Micro Machines World Series is a lot of fun and what more would you want from the series?
In the end, Micro Machines: World Series is disappointing. The offline modes lack variety, so those who aren't interested in online play must contend with a shell of a game. Those interested in playing online will feel like they're playing offline anyway since the community just isn't there. While the racing is enjoyable, the increased emphasis on skirmishes hurts the game when you realize that your contributions have little to no impact on the overall match. You can still squeeze some fun out of this, but most people would be better off leaving this title alone.
Micro Machines World Series is a decent racer with great callbacks to previous games in the series. It controls well and has a great battle mode while creating some really cool tracks.
many veteran players of this series will feel let down by this latest instalment, and this is all down to the bare bones approach that the developers have taken by releasing this game with only 12 cars and 10 race tracks.
Micro Machines as a brand is still great fun but you'll find that's sustained only for the briefest of moments.