Tiny Trax Image
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Epic racing in a tiny world. Childhood imagination comes to life as tiny racers boost around your body, jump overhead and drift around bends inches from your face.

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Tiny Trax - Reveal Trailer
Autoplay On Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 8, 2017
    80
    Tiny Trax is a successful arcade game that exploits the potential of the VR at its best but can still impress, at least during the first races.
  2. Jul 30, 2017
    80
    Tiny Trax is an excellent VR experience, it’s good with respect to its design, gameplay mechanics and visuals. Futurlab did a very good job with its first VR game.
  3. Sep 5, 2017
    80
    Tiny Trax is a lot more fun than I expected it to be. With only three championship races and an all star cup race (which pulls two tracks from each course), it’s a little light on content. That didn’t bother me too much, though, because of how fun the content is to play. Ongoing support via new courses would be a treat, but what I really want to see added is a track editor. There are a lot of talented and patience content creators out there in video game land, and I bet they could produce some stellar race tracks using in-game assets. Tiny Trax is a celebration of slot car racing, and with its great track design and worthy adversaries, I didn’t realize how much fun I was having until I stopped.
  4. 75
    Fun is woven into every aspect of Tiny Trax being, and while the lack of additional modes and relatively no-frills VR implementation both leave something to be desired, the skilful handling model will keep most wannabe racers of all ages coming back for more.
  5. 75
    It’s been awhile since I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed a learning curve in a racing game. Tiny Trax hides a highly challenging racer behind its charming presentation, and I’ve enjoyed going from nearly being lapped to occasionally winning races. The only thing that really holds the game back is a lack of content and options, as there are only three cups of tracks to master, but FuturLab definitely has a winner in the gameplay department.
  6. Jul 28, 2017
    72
    Minimalistic, but stylish slotcar racer that puts you in the middle of a beautiful scenery.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Aug 17, 2017
    60
    If only it played as well as it looks. [Issue#310, p.121]

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 28, 2017
    9
    You might not think box car racing would work in VR, but looking around the tracks while the cars zoom past your face is way more immersiveYou might not think box car racing would work in VR, but looking around the tracks while the cars zoom past your face is way more immersive than you could imagine! The graphics in this are also pin sharp, bright and beautiful. 12 increasingly complex tracks provide a MASSIVE challenge (its way harder than it looks) and the initially simple controls soon turn out to have depth and strategy. Highly recommend for a challenge on the single player cups and races, but online multiplayer is currently more forgiving with the difficulty! Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2017
    8
    Tiny Trax taps into a bit of nostalgia of me and that may sound like an odd statement for a Playstation VR game, but bear with me here as youTiny Trax taps into a bit of nostalgia of me and that may sound like an odd statement for a Playstation VR game, but bear with me here as you see Tiny Trax is basicly the box art of every over the top stunt slot car race set that I saw as a kid and FuturLab has tapped into and poke a bit of fun with that idea nicely with what you see in the trailers and marketing for their latest title. Unlike the Scalextric's sets that I unboxed as a kid to find that at the end of the day they were just bits of plastic sitting in my bedroom, Tiny Trax transports you into the that world that previously could only exist as boxwork art.

    Tiny Trax gives you the whole environments in which these tracks belong, not just the tracks themselves, so if you were a kid with a good imagination and an unlimited budget then Tiny Trax is in the ballpark of what you would get with all its little details set across three themed environments tropical, fire and Ice and space. With a wide range of complexity across the 12 tracks on offer, including jumps, loops and even under water sections where you can duck your head under the ocean and all the game sound and music changes as though you have really submerged your head into water to watch your tiny car; race across the sandy ocean floor track. All of this is rendered beautifully in a distinctive illustrative style, with meticulous attention to detail, with tracks getting their own little sub-themes on the wider environments and little references from films/stories that are scattered about like amusing treasures to find.

    But let's move on from my googly eyed nostalgia trip and talk about how the game works; its a departure from classic slot car racing as your cars don’t go careening off the track on the corners; instead there is a drift mechanic at play as you take a corner you have to manage your drift with your left thumbstick keeping a drift indicator in the green, getting this right will get you around the corner quickly while charging your boost, but mess the drift up and the indicator bar will go red slowing you down. Then we have the boost and lane switching to manage; managing your boost effectively can take a bit of working out for the different tracks and very much becomes a case of knowing when to use it or when to regain it in the corners. The ability to change sides of the track means that if you want to get round the track the quickest then you really want to be on those inside Lanes.

    So what can seem like quite shallow game play at first becomes quite an intricate rhythm game that if you want to get ahead means you're going to have to find a groove on each of the tracks as the AI cars in the single player modes don’t hold back much, so you have a skill curve to get over if you want to win.

    There are both solo player and a multiplayer modes available, with the multiplayer allowing for 2-4 players in public or private lobbies. In both modes you can either play one track at a time or you can play in the Cup modes that will pit you against all 4 tracks of a chosen environment or there is the all Star Cup made from a selection of tracks from each of the different environments.

    Let's talk about price and the longevity of the game it's just £13 and while you can easily play on all of the tracks within an hour, you're unlikely to come in first much in that time as it really does take some time to get into it properly. There is a childlike joy that doing well in Tiny Trax, but it doesn’t mean that it is going to be everyone cup of tea as moments where you mess up and lose at the last second could frustrate. There is the amount of repetition in the game as its a slot car racer so that is kind of unavoidable; I'm surprised to not have seen a reverse mode for the tracks as well.

    With everything now kind of covered who was this game for? Well if you ever liked Scalextric or slot car racing and you want to play on amazing tracks just are impossible in the real world then this is an absolute must buy for you!

    If you want a game that's just a little bit of fun that you can casually dip in and out of then this could be what you're looking.

    If you're new to VR and you're just wanting to get your VR legs or you want me to show VR off to people that have never been in VR before this is quite a nice little intro game just to get a taste for it, but at the same time being quite addictive and charming little game.

    So what's my conclusion? Well it did make me give a few of those wow faces that have been seen in its adverts and it really is very charming and has kept me entertained for a good few hours already just trying to get better and I'm still not done yet, so at this price it's good value for money and time I'm happy to have spent.
    Expand

Trailers