Out Run-Inspired Retro Racer ‘Slipstream’ Drifts Onto Switch In April
Blitworks has announced the upcoming launch of a retro racer Slipstream,
Which will release on Switch on April 7 for $9.99/€8.99. The game was originally funded on Kickstarter back in 2016 and released separately on PC in 2018. The game is heavily inspired by titles such as Overrun as well as Horizon Chase Turbo, which boasts gorgeous pixelated graphics with a focus on cornering drift. It will have a handy rewind mechanic to fix any catastrophic crashes, as well as a bunch of graphic filters so you can really get that retro flair. Best of all, it features a 4-player split screen – a rare treat these days!
Here is a summary of all features:
– The real thing: Built on a dedicated engine, Slipstream brings authentic 2D sprite-scaling graphics to modern platforms.
– Multiplayer: Local split-screen entertainment, up to 4 players!
– Rewind time: made a mistake? Press the rewind button to go back in time up to 5 seconds and try again.
– 20 different tracks: the action takes place in various exotic locations around the world… and beyond.
– 5 playable cars: inspired by classic models from the 80s and 90s.
– Accessibility Options: There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from, some visual effects can be disabled and most importantly the game speed can be reduced by up to 50% giving players more time to react but keeping the game physics exactly the same. same.
– 6 game modes:
– Grand Tour: A scenic journey through five stages where you have to defeat rival racers and choose different paths.
– Cannonball: Freely customizable race mode with extra traffic, rivals and other racers.
– Grand Prix: Championship mode consisting of five races, with season points and additional car customization.
– Single race: simple race mode with customizable settings.
– Time Trial, single time trial.
– Battle royale, knockout endurance race mode.
– 5 car models, each with its own characteristics and play style.
– Original soundtrack with 9 exclusive songs by Stefan Moser (Effoharkay).
– Graphic options: including Pixelated, CRT and NTSC filters, for accurate retro reproduction.
We love the Slipstream aesthetic, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on it in the near future before it launches on April 7th. We hope it ranks among the best racing games on Switch!
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