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NASCAR Arcade Rush


Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: GameMill Entertainment
Developer: Team6 Game Studios
RRP: £39.99 / £49.99
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Age Restrictions: 3+
Release Date: 15 September 2023

The thrill of NASCAR meets the rush of arcade racing in a new game that puts you in the driver’s seat of a completely new NASCAR experience with re-imagined, iconic racetracks in unmatched high-speed, wheel-to-wheel action. Real-World NASCAR locations completely re-imagined with twists, jumps, nitro-boosts and high-speed fun. Experience Talladega Superspeedway, Daytona International Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and more. Choose from among a full array of vehicle models spanning 75 years of stock car racing from the 50’s to today! - 1000’s of customisation combinations ranging from paint schemes and new rims to spoilers, visual effects, and more. Plus driver suit designs, colours, and helmets. Engage in Single Player Modes: Career NASCAR Cup Series, Quick Race, and Time Attack modes as well as head-to-head local multiplayer plus 12 player online multiplayer fun...

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Some might find the retail price point a little hard to swallow

For those who enjoy arcade racers then NASCAR Arcade Rush might scratch your itch for a brief moment... but it probably won't satisfy you completely.

To say I was slightly surprised at the RRP for this game is an understatement. This is an average to budget game at best. £20 and I'd be recommending this to any petrol heads out there. But £40-£50 (if you pick up the Project-X edition) is a pushing it a little too much. Yes it's fun and frantic and yes there are some neat elements to it, but it certainly doesn't come close to justifying the RRP.

You start the game choosing from a limited number of drivers and cars (including futuristic hover vehicles). But as you progress you'll unlock more vehicles, drivers and upgrades. The tracks are detailed and colourful, and for a brief moment I was reminded of the Wipeout series, in that the tracks have areas you can drive over to give you a speed boost.

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The tracks are bold and engaging

Sadly it all got a bit boring a little too quickly. There was no option to chose a different camera angle (and certainly no cockpit mode). You can use the right thumb stick to look around the car and more importantly behind you, but as you're travelling at such a speed it's almost impossible to do this without crashing.

While I'm sure many will find this to be an entertaining enough diversion, I can't in all honesty recommend this at the current price point.


Nick Smithson

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