Mantis Burn Racing

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    Saw this on offer tonight, £8.03 on offer just now (33% off) decided to take the plunge to see if it's any good.

    Up to 8 player online or 4 player local, wee top-down racer in the mould of micro machines and (more importantly all you old indie game fans!!) Little Racers!!

    @Tetlee @DpM @Noggleboggleman @Amph @Ailegs @majnu @Nemesis X2 @Trist @the_jinj @AvSP @WaaghMan @bernado @steviebwoy @sparkrite

    Not sure how many of you guys have ones anymore but pulled your names from the LR threads of old.

    Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Mantis Burn Racing on PS4 Pro

    Mantis Burn Racing brings high-speed top-down racing to PS4 on 12th October

    Will let you all know how it plays
     
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    Just watched a twitch video of this, annoying broadcaster but looked a lot more solid than the 30 second videos I watched on xbox last night. Doesn't look like the AI would provide that much of a challenge but can see MP being a total pigfest of fun.
     
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    The font used in the thread header doesn't half make it look like 'Mantis Bum Racing' on this PC

    Gave me a decent Wednesday morning chuckle.
     
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    Kinda disappointed it's not bum racing now lol
     
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    Right, so chaffing aside, been enjoying bum racing.

    It lacks a sense of speed but it's oddly satisfying drifting, crashing is as race-breaking and unforgiving as you'd expect from a top-down racer like offroad racer et al. Very much like little Racers Street but without the speed, doesn't make it bad though.

    Think it has the potential to be great multiplayer game, not sure if there's a trial option and £8 a bit of a blind faith leap (although probably cheaper in foreign places)

    Could scratch and itch though
     
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    Really tempted to buy this for my new PS4 PRO. Native 4k and all that. £12.99 a bit steep though. Maybe I should go for Xbox version....hmm, decisions, decisions.
     
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    I really wouldn't care about 4k for this to be honest, it's like 4k tetris, totally wasted. even £8 isn't an instant buy price for me, £6 or under and would recommend it everywhere. Its like rocket league in that sense, could play it for hours and hours but such a basic game doesn't deserve a big price tag to me

    Just had to be a Guinea pig
     
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    You're tempting me here Rory and I haven't even clicked on the links yet. Will look into it, could be just the type of quick and fun gameplay I'm looking for to get me out of my gaming depression.
     
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    It's not quite fast enough loading for total quick fix but it has the feeling of little Racers, Wish it had a trial though as I'd feel bad recommending it hand on heart in case anyone doesn't like it

    And it has annoying main screen engine rev noises from the 4 cars on screen, no idea why the devs thought that would be a good idea!

    Good fun though and does have the LR feel
     
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    Biggest problem is probably price(LR was a no risk impulse buy for pretty much anyone), would really need 4 players or more to get the most out of it, it we have a couple more buyers you can count me in.

    Where are the old Little Racers crew?
     
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    @DpM get the fudge in here
    @The rest of you get yer arses in here too

    @Buttweed0 you bullied me into tf, let's do it :D

    Er rally the troops messages etc etc yay woohoo gaming
     
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    I bought it a while ago. Not really given it a proper shakedown, what I did play was reasonably fun. Kind of game that you really want to play MP though.

    Throw me an invite if you see me on during my limited gaming time at the moment.
     
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    Good races tonight, plays well online, like little Racers Street more than little Racers so loses some of that offroad top-down charm but still good fun.

    @rowedav no fps, you likey yes?
     
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    I saw this when DF give it a look a few months back. Looks reasonable fun, but don't I'll be dropping coin on it mate, sorry dude :)

    Good candidate for future GWG?
     
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    No worries bud, it's quite high-pressure racing, didn't think it'd be your bag :p

    We put the class up from rookie to pro and then to veteran last night, no issues with lack of speed at veteran!
     
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    Haha, ok I'll buy it later. Will I be able to ram you off at the first corner? If not no buy :p
     
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    I'm sure you'll find a way
     
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    Dropped a wee list of suggestions to the devs -
    1. Remove the car engine noise from the main menu, the drone is horrible while you're not racing.
    2. Add the option to hit start and go into the menu while in an in game lobby rather than just during a race or on the main home page of the game, frustrating you can't change audio etc whilst in the online lobby.
    3. Rearrange players by their points score on the lobby page, display the names more like a league table.
    4. Once there is only 1 player left to 'Ready up' start a 10/20 second countdown to auto-ready them so the rest of the lobby isn't waiting for ages.
    5. Rearrange the starting grid randomly or put the person with the lowest points in the championship in first place on the grid. Having the person first in the lobby always being first on the grid sucks.
     
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    Got a reply from the guys at VooFoo, free DLC is coming soon-ish, new location, new tracks and will be further paid-for DLC planned down the line.

    Suggestions of an AVF vs Developers race or three as well, would be good to show them how the AVF crew wins races (namely @Tetlee and @DpM jamming them on the first corner :D)
     
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    Good stuff matey, is Dean officially joining us then? He bloody well should do. Shame very little chance of catching Andy(AvSP) with his silly o,clock hours out there basking in the horrible sun(who needs sun when you can have wind and rain?!?).
     
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    Right then, *cough*, I'll get a lobby set up later on then:D

    not that I'd stay in first for more than about two seconds.
     
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    I know, although we managed to snag a few games of Destiny on his Saturday mornings (our Friday evenings) - think there's an 11 hour difference, or 13, either way it's not the worst at the weekend if he has to 'work from home' while the Mrs looks after the kids :D although I'm sure he'll be disappointed about the lack of fields to chew up :rotfl::rotfl::devil:

    Dean hasn't committed yet but he's bloody getting it or I'll send the heavy mob down :D
    :D there's a couple of places you can be knocked clean off the track, I only witnessed this as @Buttweed0 battered some poor wee soul flying, think he thought they were me
     
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    Bit tempted by this. Always liked such style of games, but MP is where it's at. Does seem a bit steep at £8 mind you...wasn't LSR about £1 or something daft?

    Anyone know if this is much cheaper from any foreign shores??

    Been away for work this week and no access to the XBO until tomorrow night but may check it out.
     
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    Right, bought it, it's on mother funkers ;)
     
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    Nice one I'll be on soon, @Amph is getting it tonight too mate, just sold his wife to fund it
     
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