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Once you get the hang of Tiny Trax, it's a fantastic little racer that demands you learn the tracks, perfect every corner, and know exactly when to boost in order to win. Some people might stall while getting over the initial hump of learning the handling, others when contemplating the amount of content in the game, but get past that and you'll find a slot-racer for the VR generation.
Tiny Trax is a beautifully presented arcade racer which leverages PlayStation VR in an original and intelligent way. Clever use of layers gives the illusion of impressive depth to its dozen or so courses, and smart game design means that the title's extremely accessible but still challenging to master. Our only gripe is that we wished there was more of it, but the release is fairly priced and honestly a must-have if you want to experience something a little different in virtual reality.
Fun is woven into every aspect of Tiny Trax being, and while the lack of additional modes and relatively no-frills VR implementation both leave something to be desired, the skilful handling model will keep most wannabe racers of all ages coming back for more.
It's been a while since I've so thoroughly enjoyed a learning curve in a racing game. Tiny Trax hides a highly challenging racer behind its charming presentation, and I've enjoyed going from nearly being lapped to occasionally winning races. The only thing that really holds the game back is a lack of content and options, as there are only three cups of tracks to master, but FuturLab definitely has a winner in the gameplay department.
Tiny Trax is an excellent VR experience, it's good on its design, gameplay mechanics and visuals. Futurlab made a very good job with its first VR game.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Tiny Trax brings slot racing to a whole new level, but AI is merciless. Find yourselves a buddy to play online or prepare for painfully difficult experience.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Tiny Trax brings nostalgia to older players by recollecting the fun provided by slot-cars from past decades. Although easy to play, the game takes time to be mastered until the player feels comfortable against an AI that almost never commits a mistake. There is little variety in tracks and cars, however, each track is unique and surrounds the player in a fun and immersive way, taking advantage of virtual reality.
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Tiny Trax set its goal fairly low and achieved it. It has very shallow and simple gameplay that is dressed up by stunning visuals and polished presentation. Soundwise, the experience is forgettable and leaves no impression whatsoever. After the initial wow factor of the VR implementation wears off, there really isn't much to this game, and, really, it could have been playable without it at all. The multi-player modes may not have strength to support it, either, given the core user base for PSVR headsets is really niche, making this a very hard recommendation. It is as exciting as actual slot car racing.
Overall, Tiny Trax is a pleasure to play. It's exciting, visually lovely, and frustrating but addictive. It's these qualities that make the difference between a mediocre game and a great game – and Tiny Trax is a GREAT game. If you have PlayStation VR, you buy it this one since its inexpensive and a lot of fun. See you on the trax!
Tiny Trax is conceptually an excellent VR game but its lack of replay value, unintuitive track layouts, and frustrating level of difficulty are quite disappointing.