developer: Codemasters Software
publisher: Codemasters Software
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-12
Micro Machines: World Series is a new installment of the cult series of arcade racing games created by Codemasters Software. The series started in 1991 and it was last present on PC and consoles in 2006, when Micro Machines V4 debuted. The success of the mobile spin-off of the series convinced the developers to prepare a grand comeback. This led to creation of this game, which was released, among other platforms, on PC, PS4 and XONE.
Similarly to the legendary first entry in the series, Micro Machines: World Series enables the player to take control of a dozen of remote controlled vehicles. Among the vehicles there are exotic racing cars and trucks that create chaos on the track. The machines are equipped with varied weapons, including rocket launchers, grenade launchers, flamethrowers and machine guns.
What arrests one’s attention are unusual locations of the races. They take place on pool tables, in workshops, in the backyards and on a kitchen table filled with obstacles like mugs, cutlery, plates and food. What’s interesting, the key to victory is to eliminate the opponents and to become familiar with the tracks – they are filled with numerous obstacles like an oil slick that can determine the outcome of the race.
Micro Machines: World Series for PC, PS4 and XONE can be played alone or with other players. In addition to classic races, the title offers other modes, including battles on a closed arena in Battle Mode and popular modes like King of the Hill and Capture the Flag. It is worth mentioning that the multiplayer modes can be played not only through online connection (up to twelve players can play simultaneously), but on a split screen as well (up to four players simultaneously).
Micro Machines: World Series for PC, PS4 and XONE has high quality, colorful graphics. Codemasters Software provided a decent level of details of the surroundings and car models.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 4690 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290X or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 2.6 GHz/AMD FX 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 440/Radeon HD 5770 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit