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80's Overdrive

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

55%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo 3DSDec 3, 2017

Publisher: Insane Code

Genres: Arcade, Racing

80'S OVERDRIVE is a 2D pixel art racing game, designed to take you back in time to when eight and 16-bit consoles, and arcade games, ruled the world. Compete against opponents in career mode to unlock new races, buy new cars, and upgrade them with state-of-the-art technology! Try your skill in time attack mode and see how far you can get in this race against the clock! Create your own tracks with the built-in track generator and easily share them with your friends! Two game modes and racing track editorSix retro supercarsEight unique visual themes13 synth/retrowave music scoresTons of retro, hand-crafted, pixel-perfect joy!

80's Overdrive Reviews

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80's Overdrive really nails the presentation side of things with its eye-catching 2D visuals, superb 3D effect and pumping soundtrack. It also controls well and the Career Mode is challenging enough to keep you glued to your 3DS for quite some time. The Out Run-style Time Attack mode and the Level Editor extend the lifespan of this title further, but the occasionally cheap difficulty level has an annoying habit of ruining your race as well as your mood. This is a relatively minor complaint in the grand scheme of things however, and fans of old-school arcade racers will almost certainly forgive this issue in order to play a true tribute to the classics of old.

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80's Overdrive brings back old-school arcade racing to the 3DS and this is a game that will make friends among the fans of the most memorable games of that style. Its lack of a multiplayer mode is the game's biggest flaw and some frustrating elements in the main competitive racing mode somewhat harm the experience but overall, it brings a fun and nostalgia-filled time to its players.

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80's Overdrive may be wonderfully presented, but its problem is that price-wise it's sandwiched between two similar games that are better.

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80's Overdrive asserts that Out Run's combination of breakneck racing and frantic traffic negotiation will fit neatly inside the progression-focused model of a modern game. It doesn't, and 80's Overdrive almost runs out of gas before it reaches a comfortable destination. All the lavish neon and thumping synthwave in the world can't help 80's Overdrive make twenty minutes last six hours.

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80's OVERDRIVE 3ds - eShop - Launch Trailer - Nintendo of America region thumbnail

80's OVERDRIVE 3ds - eShop - Launch Trailer - Nintendo of America region

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80s OVERDRIVE - Gameplay footage

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