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  • Summary: Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 9, 2020
    88
    The driving experience is awesome and together with the gorgeous drifts Hotshot Racing is one of the best arcade racers of this era.
  2. Sep 9, 2020
    80
    Running at a breathless 60-frames-per-second and with tiny loading times, Hotshot Racing is a slick callback to a much-loved era of racing games made by people who are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the genre. Older players will get all the references, and newcomers will enjoy a bright, exhilarating game that forgoes modern frills for pure, seamless racing entertainment.
  3. 80
    Hotshot Racing (formerly known as Racing Apex) is a great arcade inspired racer that harks back to classic blue sky Sega arcade racing games. What it lacks in depth it more than makes up for in sheer fun. Split screen multiplayer and extra modes serve to make this a more than worthwhile purchase. Get on it.
  4. Sep 15, 2020
    75
    Hotshot Racing feels like a nice throwback to the arcade era, back when SEGA was dominating with the likes of Daytona USA. The game is clearly retro in its gameplay, and it's quite refreshing to be able to escape the current trend of hardcore sims.
  5. Oct 7, 2020
    75
    Hotshot Racing is a great retro racing game inspired by the 90's classics like Virtua Racing, Daytona USA or Scud Race with tons of fun, especially in its multiplayer modes, only overshadowed by slightly disappointing AI.
  6. Sep 8, 2020
    73
    Hotshot Racing brings back memories from Virtua Racing and Ridge Racer. It´s a fast arcade, with a very interesting graphic approach and classic music, but it falls short on game modes, cars and circuits.
  7. 65
    An authentic recreation of the best of the Sega arcade racing classics from yesteryear, but sadly lacking in depth due to the simplistic circuits and repetitive gameplay mechanic. Split-screen or online multiplayer is the way to get the best from the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Sep 14, 2020
    10
    Fantastic arcade racing game. Reminds me of the classic Sega arcade games like Outrun, Daytona and Virtua racing. The action is fast andFantastic arcade racing game. Reminds me of the classic Sega arcade games like Outrun, Daytona and Virtua racing. The action is fast and frantic. One of the best games this generation. Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2020
    9
    You can't ask for more. The only diferent between this, and Daytona 2, is that one is signed by Sega.
  3. Sep 17, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Callback to the 90s era arcade racers. You know what to expect, if you don't like arcade racers this isn't for you. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2020
    8
    Es un juego hecho para generar nostalgia en el público gracias a su apartado visual y sus diseños poligonales muy atractivos. Es muy rejugableEs un juego hecho para generar nostalgia en el público gracias a su apartado visual y sus diseños poligonales muy atractivos. Es muy rejugable y tiene modos de juego muy entretenidos como para pasar horas jugando de manera local hasta con cuatro amigos. Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2021
    8
    Un juego de carreras arcade muy divertido. Me recuerda a la época de Ridge racer y Daytona USA. Derrapar es un placer en este juego. MuyUn juego de carreras arcade muy divertido. Me recuerda a la época de Ridge racer y Daytona USA. Derrapar es un placer en este juego. Muy recomendable. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2020
    3
    I bought this for its old school 90s aesthetics but its looks are the only thing it has going for it. There is no skill involved in winning asI bought this for its old school 90s aesthetics but its looks are the only thing it has going for it. There is no skill involved in winning as you can crash as much as you want and still win. The track layouts are pretty basic with no shortcuts. I deleted this game after winning the first 6 races. I just felt like I could of won them all with my eyes closed. They are aiming at an age group of people that grew up through the 90s with the look but aiming at an age group of 7 and below with regards to the challenge. Expand
  7. Oct 6, 2020
    2
    Cool idea I guess but I found it way too difficult, as usual.

    I tried a few races in manual mode and consistently ended up 8 of 8th
    Cool idea I guess but I found it way too difficult, as usual.

    I tried a few races in manual mode and consistently ended up 8 of 8th place...

    Was looking for something casual and fun, not repetitively difficult..

    Uninstalled within 30 mins
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