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  • Summary: Welcome to a suburban retirement village where all is not as it seems…
    After settling down to recover from the responsibilities of working life, the residents of Sunny Pines have been idling away the days, life could not be more tranquil. However, a creepy new resident, Mr Grim Reaper,
    Welcome to a suburban retirement village where all is not as it seems…
    After settling down to recover from the responsibilities of working life, the residents of Sunny Pines have been idling away the days, life could not be more tranquil. However, a creepy new resident, Mr Grim Reaper, looks set to turn retirement on its head… After years trawling the earth for souls to harvest, Mr Grim Reaper concludes Sunny Pines is where he’ll lay his hat; here he can harvest souls from the comfort of his rocking chair. However, seven of the sprightliest OAPs (old age pensioners) have other ideas and set out to prove that life for Grim at Sunny Pines definitely won’t be like shooting fish in a barrel.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. May 6, 2016
    70
    While it may be a little rough around the edges, Coffin Dodgers is a fun and simple racer. The cartoony feel to the game makes it easy to admire while you race around the annoyingly short tracks, and the soundtrack is a perfect light accompaniment. Unfortunately, the game has a few problems that keep it from being great, rather than just good. The lack of online multiplayer in a racing game of this kind is a disappointment, and the length of the story and tracks themselves mean the game is over too quickly.
  2. Jul 13, 2016
    59
    What really hurt this title from being something special was that it had a story that, if fleshed out, could have been comedy gold, even while the control was somewhat iffy.
  3. May 7, 2016
    55
    Overall, Coffin Dodgers isn’t the worst kart racing game but it doesn’t reinvent the wheel either.
  4. May 6, 2016
    50
    It’s hard to recommend Coffin Dodgers to anybody but the most ardent karting game fan who’s desperate for a new title.
  5. Jun 2, 2016
    40
    The tracks, power-ups and controls aren't offensively bad; they're just average and lacking in innovation. Coffin Dodgers can be a good bit of quick fun with friends, but don't expect most to stick around for more than a few races or an hour or so for the most dedicated drivers.
  6. May 5, 2016
    40
    Coffin Dodgers could have been the Kart-racer that fans of the genre were waiting for. It also could have been good. Instead, Coffin Dodgers is an extremely limited and mediocre attempt at creating a Kart-racer that somehow manages to stutter along on hardware that should far exceed the requirements of this title. This, along with its low texture quality, low-poly models and basic to the point of boring gameplay—Coffin Dodgers looks and plays as old as its cast.
  7. May 10, 2016
    20
    The game works and I didn’t have any glitches so there is that much, but that’s about all I can say positively.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Feb 4, 2019
    6
    Mesmo nao sendo desafiador e tao pouco um expoente no gênero ainda assim dá para se divertir por algumas horas com esse game.
  2. Jun 2, 2016
    4
    Coffin Dodgers is a racing game similar to Mario Kart in play style. The setup for the game is that the grim reaper goes to a retirementCoffin Dodgers is a racing game similar to Mario Kart in play style. The setup for the game is that the grim reaper goes to a retirement community looking for some old people to kill. The goal of the game is to finish high enough in each race to not be the one that meets death.
    The Good

    This is a very basic game, and unfortunately there is not a lot of good things to say about it. The main thing that is good about this game is that it is over quickly. You can finish the campaign in the game in an hour, but you will need to go through the set of races several times. Other than the game being easy and quick, the game doesn't have much going for it.

    The Bad

    The controls on the game are not good. You are driving a motorized kart at high speeds, but anything you touch besides cones or trashcans scattered on the course will stop you...dead...in your tracks. You are provided with power-ups, but any time you are hit or wipe out, your power-ups are gone. The music is also loud an annoying. On the later levels of each stage, there are zombies on the track for some reason, but the game doesn't really say why, and they feel out of place. The list for bad things in this game goes on and on. With more polish and better controls, this game could have been an OK budget title, but that of course would require a lower price point.

    The Achievements

    The highlight of the game, the easy achievements! All achievements can be earned in three to four hours tops. Basically go through the game once, trying to place as high as you can in each race, but don't worry too much about placing first every time. Upgrade your kart when you can with the various speed and engine upgrades, but don't waste your coins on the paint and other cosmetic changes. Use the powerups when you can, but the main goal is just to get through it. Don't place too low in a race, or you will have to start that set of races over again. Finish the game once, and you unlock death himself, the grim reaper.

    If you play through the campaign again as the grim reaper, you play with your upgraded kart, so the game becomes a breeze. Get first place in each race to unlock an achievement for all golds in each set of races, and continue to use power-ups as needed. When I completed the game the second time through, I had almost all of the power-up achievements unlocked, and my kart was only a few items away from being fully upgraded. I played through the races a third time, until my kart was upgraded, and I had all of power-up achievements. The final achievement cleanup is just hitting a skater and paperboy a certain number of times if you haven't unlocked it already, and playing a non-campaign objective game type once. After that, you are done and have an extra 1000 Gamerscore!

    Final Verdict

    This is not that good of a game, but its major selling point is that it is extremely easy. It isn't the worst game I've ever played, but I have played many better ones. Achievement Addicts like myself will enjoy this game for the sweet sweet popping sound of achievements. Unless you desperately need Gamerscore, I would wait for a sale on this, because I don't think it is worth the price of admission.
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  3. May 28, 2016
    3
    Set in the tranquil retirement village of Sunny Pines, Coffin Dodgers sees seven elderly people attempt to thwart the Grim Reaper bySet in the tranquil retirement village of Sunny Pines, Coffin Dodgers sees seven elderly people attempt to thwart the Grim Reaper by challenging him to a number of races set in & around their little town.

    The Reaper agrees (if you’ve seen Bill & Ted, you know that the bony one can’t turn a challenge down) so the old people set about pimping out their mobility scooters.

    The challenge is simple, beat the Grim Reaper in a racing championship & they will be allowed to continue living.

    Bright & colourful, mixing offbeat humour with karting mechanics. Coffin Dodgers looks like a lot of fun on first glance but look deeper & you’ll see an ugly, bland, boring & overly easy game.

    Let’s start with the graphics…

    Coffin Dodgers goes with a simple cartoonish look with very little detail. Looking more like a Playstation One game, the backgrounds are bland & the tracks themselves uninspired. Several times while driving through tunnel sections the word ‘disgusting’ kept coming to mind.

    Now I understand that this is a karting game with cartoon graphics, that it’s going for a simplistic look however that doesn’t excuse just how dated they are.

    To make matters worse when moving at a high speed I found characters & objects would blur & glitch slightly. This is made even worse when stuck among a group of other racers.

    There are 7 different characters to choose from (with the 8th – the Grim Reaper unlocked once the main story is complete) but it really doesn’t matter who you choose. Other than a bit of background information about them they have no personalities & offer no difference in driving.

    You can upgrade your scooter in the garage with coins you earn in the races but it’s not really that important. You see, the game is so easy that with minimal upgrades to your speed & acceleration you’ll be winning races with ease, that is provided you can avoid the horrible melee weapons of your opponents.

    Possibly my biggest complaint surrounds the added detail that you can melee your opponents to slow them down. They can also do this to you making the early stages of a race a nightmare. No matter how well you did in the previous race you’ll always start at the back & while it’s easy to get to the front dodging the swinging sticks of all the other racers requires some serious skill.

    Getting knocked off you’re scooter is far too easy while among the crowd & it takes far too long to respawn. Have that happen to you a few times in the race & finishing within the top 3 is suddenly a tough prospect.

    It’s not just the melee weapon but also power ups dotted around the track. It’s the usual kind of stuff you’d expect in a karting game; homing missiles, boosts, shields etc. Except here the missiles miss more times than they hit, the shield lasts far too long & don’t get me started on the Uzi. I’ve been directly behind other racers using that thing & it still misses.

    The controls are infuriatingly responsive & using your brakes is almost pointless. Bouncing off lamp-posts, getting stuck in corners, loosing huge amounts of speed after launching off jumps, obstacles that suddenly come round the corner not giving even a second to react…the list goes on & on.

    As you can see Coffin Dodgers is filled with flaw after flaw & with only 10 races overall there isn’t that much content either. Local multiplayer, while welcome just prolongs the agony & an open world mode offers little in the way of extra fun.

    For achievement hunters it’s an easy enough completion but you’d be wasting your money. Some may think I’m being harsh here but this game costs just under £10, which is a lot of money for just how poor the overall product is.
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  4. Aug 23, 2018
    3
    The idea is a very noble one but the execution however is lackluster. The handling is all over the place and the collision detection isThe idea is a very noble one but the execution however is lackluster. The handling is all over the place and the collision detection is questionable. It also lags from time to time during the race. This looked promising but it falls way short of what I hoped for. Massively disappointed with this one. Expand