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  • Summary: Pick your tiny car, push the gas down and start the great race. Try not to fall on Monkey Bridge. Hold on tight and be careful on the ramps in Forest Jumper. Watch out for sharp turns and be the first in Rock Heaven. Don’t let the messy kitchen beat you in Cooking Madness. Speed throughPick your tiny car, push the gas down and start the great race. Try not to fall on Monkey Bridge. Hold on tight and be careful on the ramps in Forest Jumper. Watch out for sharp turns and be the first in Rock Heaven. Don’t let the messy kitchen beat you in Cooking Madness. Speed through sunbeds and surfboards right to the finish line in Beach Party. Play alone or have fun together with your friends, kids or parents. Everything thanks to a well balanced and easy to change difficulty settings and local multiplayer.

    Start a tournament to unlock new maps. Be the fastest and become the champion. Improve your skills with the time trial. Race on your favorite tracks in arcade mode.

    Pick a wacky car, choose the absurd track and let the race begin!!! 3… 2… 1… START
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 8 out of 9
  1. Aug 7, 2020
    60
    Tiny Racers succeeds in being a solid racing title, especially considering that the game is only $10 on the Nintendo eShop. The game doesn’t set the racing genre on fire, but is a great game to snag for younger gamers or for those just in need of some quick and unassuming MicroMachines-style races.
  2. Aug 2, 2020
    40
    With its bouncy physics and ludicrously aggressive AI, Tiny Racer feels unbalanced at best, completely unfair at worst. This makes for one of the least fun racers around.
  3. 30
    Tiny Racer is a bad game. Its premise is a fairly uninspired circuit racer, its physics system is constantly failing and its design choices seem to suggest the developers knew the physics system doesn’t properly work, and yet leaned into it. It does have multiplayer, so if your friend group goes out of their way to play janky games, this could be worth a laugh over a beer or keg. But it’s not memorably bad, rarely does your car glitch so spectacularly that it creates a response. Most of the time, you’ll be placated, maybe interested in the bold course design, but also hoping to play some better racing game instead.
  4. Sep 21, 2020
    30
    Tiny Racer is an extremely hard title to recommend to anyone. The non-contact racing is fine, and if there was an option in the settings to complete races without bumping into other cars or getting flung off the course by a ramp, then this might have had more going for it. Heck, even if it threw the racing out the window, and instead became a stunt-game that focused on accruing points for performing crazy and whimsical stunts, this would've been a more enjoyable experience - but alas, Tiny Racer takes the best parts of 'yeeting' toy cars in a bedroom, and turns it into a highly frustrating digital experience.
  5. 20
    Tiny Racer offers nothing that you haven’t seen before or does anything special that requires you to play it. It feels like a game that was created in about a week without any attention to details or a specific goal in mind aside from ‘let’s make the cars tiny’. Honestly, it even failed in that regard. It’s been said that Nintendo allows practically anything on the Switch eShop nowadays and Tiny Racer has strengthened that belief for me.
  6. Sep 8, 2020
    20
    Tiny Racer is a painful drive. The graphics show promise, but there are so many flaws; it is hard to enjoy the ride. This is a terrible game. I’m getting out the car: I’ll walk from here.
  7. Aug 9, 2020
    20
    Tiny Racer may not be very ambitious but unfortunately, it doesn't try to be a good racing game either. Despite a good speed performance, nothing else seems to work as it should in the game, and after looking at vehicles that may look different but behave identically, the game's driving mechanics simply don't stand up to the standards that most players expect from racing games. Overall, Tiny Racer is not a worthy alternative to the other racing games on the Nintendo Switch online catalogue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 20, 2020
    10
    Tiny Racer is the best racing game for Nintendo Switch, Competes with other flagship games like Forza Horizon 4 or Gran Turismo 7.
  2. Sep 2, 2020
    9
    You can feel its a game entirely made for switch from the beginning - not another cheap, low effort mobile/pc port as we see more and moreYou can feel its a game entirely made for switch from the beginning - not another cheap, low effort mobile/pc port as we see more and more these days...
    You remember the old cartoon show from '90s Wacky Racers? This is kind a like that. You race some weird cars and vehicles on a weird maps. But its fun. Surprisingly a lot of fun. Surprising because the game doesn't have anything truly 'new' or groundbreaking. Its just solid. And has that cool syndrom of "just one more level".
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  3. Aug 3, 2020
    9
    It is funny and chellanging racing game. Really nice graphic, very interesting and surprising tracks.
    Very good to play with your kids.
  4. Sep 1, 2020
    8
    Took me by surprise. A solid racing game. My son loves the game and I love beating him... in the game :P
  5. Sep 1, 2020
    8
    At the first glance Tiny Racer looks just like any other racing game. But then you play it and... well, you just keep playing. Strong vibe ofAt the first glance Tiny Racer looks just like any other racing game. But then you play it and... well, you just keep playing. Strong vibe of legendary at this point - Micro Machines. Very interesting maps and fine cars. Add at least one point if you have kids or younger siblings - this game is MADE for couch gaming and local pvp :) Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2020
    7
    Lots of tracks, lots of cars, lots of modes, split screen, perfect to get revenge on your wife by bumping her off the track and watching herLots of tracks, lots of cars, lots of modes, split screen, perfect to get revenge on your wife by bumping her off the track and watching her star over. 7 out of 10. Would get divorced again. Expand