This is a 2D, top-down racing game in the style of something like R.C. Pro-Am for the NES. That said, the progress of evolving technology allows Super Pixel Racers to have things like a big soundtrack, weather effects, online multiplayer, nitro boosts, and even vehicle damage.
The official website for Super Pixel Racers lists the following information, including key features:
Super Pixel Racers is a new top-down racer with punchy 2D pixel graphics, anarchic racing and a thumping 16-bit soundtrack. Thirteen challenging tracks and a range of unpredictable weather conditions put your drifting skills to the test. Meanwhile ruthless opponents look to check your progress at every turn – or better still – end your race altogether. Rise to the top in the single-player career mode, take on up to four friends in local multiplayer, or leave challengers from around the world in the dust with online multiplayer support for up to eight players.
- 13 Unique Racetracks – From desert dunes to the city streets. A host of unique pixel environments set the stage for some truly super pixel racing.
- Hone Your Drifting, Score Some Nitro – The more you drift, the quicker your nitro gauge fills up. Use it for an instant hit of speed; equally useful for dodging obstacles or slamming into opponents.
- Pick the Perfect Pixel Racer – As the courses get tougher, you’ll need a vehicle to match. Use your race winnings to unlock new vehicles – choose from pixel hot-hatches, pixel sport cars, and more! You can also upgrade and fine-tune your existing vehicle.
- Vehicle Damage and Explosion Mechanics – In-race collisions result in visible damage to your pixel racer. Try not to take on too many hits mind you…
Super Pixel Racers Announced for PlayStation 4 Later This Month