- Summary: Coffin Dodgers sees you take on the role of saving 1 of 7 old retirees, each racing for their soul on "pimped up" mobility scooters against the Grim Reaper and his Zombie army.
Oct 3, 2015Coffin Dodgers is a great kart racer with wonderful routes. In my Opinion the very funny story makes Coffin Dodgers a lot better then otherCoffin Dodgers is a great kart racer with wonderful routes. In my Opinion the very funny story makes Coffin Dodgers a lot better then other games of the genre! If you wanna have fun with your friends then this game is a wise choice :)… Collapse
Sep 28, 2015I love this game so much, The awe-inspiring game design and the perplexing art direction is more than enough to guarantee a fun gamingI love this game so much, The awe-inspiring game design and the perplexing art direction is more than enough to guarantee a fun gaming experience will be had. Mobility scooters, power ups, old people, zombies! All the ingredients for a corker.… Expand
Jul 27, 2015Great little kart racer and money well spent! If you want to have some fun with a couple of mates for just over $10 then this is the game.Great little kart racer and money well spent! If you want to have some fun with a couple of mates for just over $10 then this is the game. Its probably the only kart racer out their where you can battle opponents using a variety of hand to hand weapons and then whack them out of their karts. Hopefully the devs keep expanding it and adding dlc content.… Expand
Sep 18, 2015Racing against the Grim Reaper on a mobility scooter? Okay I'm sold!!! Seriously, this is a really fun little kart racer in the hold of MarioRacing against the Grim Reaper on a mobility scooter? Okay I'm sold!!! Seriously, this is a really fun little kart racer in the hold of Mario Kart but perhaps more reminiscent of CTR. The story is really fun, there is a lot of dark humour in there and the characters are super cute. Would love to see more old people characters in games!
The tracks are well planned, the handling is smooth and the hand to hand combat is a nice little feature.
My only negative is that I would have liked there to be more weapons.
If you're able to play the split screen multiplayer, it makes for a great party game. if not there is online multiplayer too with a couple of different game modes.
I'd definitely recommend and I'm excited to see where the devs take the game in the future.… Expand
Sep 29, 2015This is a really nice Kart Racer, well made and heaps of fun. It's been a while since there has been a good Mario Kart style game on the PCThis is a really nice Kart Racer, well made and heaps of fun. It's been a while since there has been a good Mario Kart style game on the PC and so I was pleasantly surprised when this turned up. The dev team have put a lot of work into the story and character design, the scooter handling is solid and the racing action frenetic. Lots of achievements to get too.
The scope of the game could be greater but at £8.99 it is well worth it (I got it on sale so even better!!!)
May 2, 2016Coffin Dodgers
bringing kart racers to life
Coffin Dodgers is a kart racer than can be played either single player or split screen thisCoffin Dodgers
bringing kart racers to life
Coffin Dodgers is a kart racer than can be played either single player or split screen
this game consists of 8 characters, a story mode, an explore mode, and a crazy grandad mode.
Crazy grandad is all about collecting items as fast as you can for a highscore, explore mode which can also be played split screen is essentially aa hub world where you can drive to the different events you unlock as you play through the story mode…
The story mode tells the tale of 7 old people who agree they are too young to die so they challenge the grim reaper to a race for their souls.. He agrees…
To keep your soul you have to finish in the top 3 overall in each location.
There are 4 locations and a 5th showdown location that mixes the first 4 into one giant race..
The 4 locations consist of 3 races each…
These races are 4 laps and take about 4 minutes each to complete, so youre looking at about a 1 hour long story.
These races are actually more about xp than they are winning…
In kart racing fashion there are mystery boxes laying around the course for item pick ups, and you can also hit other racers with your cane, or umbrella, or whatever other weapon you unlock as you progress..
You unlock items with this xp because xp earned from taking enemies out converts into coins at the end of the race..
You can use these coins to upgrade the body of your kart, its acceleration, your combat weapon, paint, the amount of items you can pick up, as well as your engine…
And honestly I think having a system like this in play rather than stat specific racers is a huge mistake…
Giving no stats to the characters takes all the life out of them, pun not intended…
But this is fine.. this allows you to grind levels to upgrade your kart if a race is giving you trouble, and many will..
Because unfortunately this kart racer is more luck based than it is skill based…
Its way too easy to be knocked out of first place into last…
it feels cheap and unfair to hold the lead up until the last lap and a rocket ruins this for you… there is no way to counter items…
and if you get hit by a car or get taken out by another racers you lose all items you’ve picked up which makes a first to last place situation feel even more cheap..
at the very least let me keep my items to try and climb back on top…
Other than the lifeless characters and cheap gameplay aspects of this game,
I found coffin dodgers to be insanely goofy fun, the levels are varied and awesomely designed.
I give Coffin Dodgers
a 7.0/10… Expand
Jul 27, 2015Coffin Dodgers, in short, is a kart racer with a very interesting story attached to it. It seems the quiet little retirement town is about toCoffin Dodgers, in short, is a kart racer with a very interesting story attached to it. It seems the quiet little retirement town is about to get turned upside down as Death is coming to visit and wants to play a game. That game, become the best mobility scooter racer or be faced with the harsh yet inevitable reality of death.
In Coffin Dodgers you’re required to come at least in the top three in order to progress to the next championship otherwise your OAP of choice gets the kiss of death, and you’re required to start all over again. It sounds pretty simple, but a handful of mechanics have been put into place which makes progression pretty darn difficult.
Think Mario Kart, but with oldies as the stars. You race around a series of tracks within this little retirement village collecting luggage filled with weapons to use against your pensioner pals. These are the usual array of things from targeted rockets, oil slick, a defibrillator, and a machine gun. These, like in other similar kart racers, are used for you to get the advantage, and are more often than not pretty unfair, but hey, that’s the race for you.
There is however one more mechanic which made my blood boil. The ability to melee other racers to either slow them down a little, or if you have the time to charge it up, unleash a deadly swing that has their balding, liver spotted bodies flailing across the track. Though the range of the melee is short, it comes without warning and can at times completely ruin a race for you. It’s frustrating and I hate it.
Visually however, it’s quite endearing and was one of the reasons I was hyped about the game when it launched on Kickstarter. It takes on a bright cartoon-like appearance with a lot of humour thrown in there. I mean, what other racer can you swing a string of sausages at a zombie version of your pensioner friend while you race around a retirement village in a mobility scooter with Nitrous Oxide strapped to the back all while racing against the Grim Reaper?
Sadly it can get tedious fairly quickly and with the lack of multiplayer popularity, the very little content available, the game can be completed in a very short amount of time. There is a local multiplayer mode, which is a nice addition, but even then, with the lack of content and sometimes buggy AI, the game still feels like it could have some work doing to it.
The only real way I can describe Coffin Dodgers is like that liquorice that’s sweet on the outside, but has a bitter center. In short bursts the game is a lot of fun and can offer the odd chuckle here and there, but after a little while it gets a little tedious and frustrating. Which is a real shame… Expand