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Race.a.bit

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Experience the thrill of retro racing on crazy tracks in the very first social racer – completely in the style of 8 and 16-bit classics. Enjoy the reinterpretation of old-school gameplay in combination with perfect controls and the driving beats of unique artist Bit Shifter!
Be creative: Race on self-designed tracks and share them with people all over the world! Countless level objects and a user-friendly editor offer you virtually infinite possibilities to let your creativity run free.

Compete against friends and the highest ranking players and beat their times on original tracks and maps created by them! Fight your way to the top of the global leaderboards!

Thanks to pick-up-and-play controls, you can jump right in and you'll soon be drifting through the bends and speeding along the virtual tarmac like a pro!

FEATURES
  • A large selection of tracks and vehicles
  • Powerful level editor with countless objects and functions
  • Various control modes to suit everybody's style
  • Fresh interpretation of the 8-bit/16-bit style racing games
  • Fantastic soundtrack by Bit Shifter
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Developer
Aesir Interactive
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Headup
Publisher
Headup Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for Android

2.3 and up

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP SP2+ or higher
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities with 512MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0 compatible sound card
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Race.a.bit reviews and comments

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"Racing with techno music in an old 2D arcade style." Introduction If you like music and a good race and cars, this is your game. Race.a.bit reminds me the old arcade games, 2D racing and that funny music. But here we have great music! All tracks with that retro 8-bit style wich I love, that techno music so great for the racing. And the sound of the engine! I have to warn you, this is an addictive game. Gameplay There are a lot of things to tell about this game. First which I found a little bit confusing were the controls. I could change it of course, but if you use a keyboard you will have to practise a lot to avoid crashing everything. Then, after you pass some tracks things get a little more complicated but of course, try the easier ones for practising. Something tells me I should need those old arcade consoles to play this game. You have several tracks, the official ones, also, you can create your own track and upload it to the server, previous registration. Of course, you can play offline with the official tracks you have. I tried some of the fan made tracks and some of them are really funny, filled with obstacles. Ah, you can drift, and hear the sound. That's really nice. A lot of things for a 2D game wich is great. Challenge mode! Beat another enemy, I said... enemy? I meant player in a race. There's a "ghost" system, you can follow the other player's routine and try to improve his time. You will earn medals and complete tasks will give you the chance of know more official tracks. Of course, you can beat your own time. As an extra, you can add the enemies, I mean the "buddies" in a list and follow them or being followed just for challenge reasons in future. There are several cars to pick, everyone with different options. From F1 to buggies. As you advance in medals, I mean in time you'll find new ones. The best here is the track editor. You can do a lot of things with it! As an example just check the fan-made creations or try the creator to make a new track. In my opinion, comparing with other games, it's very complete and you can create a lot of things. Visuals are good. very retro style with more colors of course but I I think it's very nice the art design of the game. Pros + Great music! + The track creator + Challenges + Retro visual style + different cars Cons - Some issue with controls in keyboard - Lack of local multiplayer, or a multiplayer. Conclusion I really liked the game. Each track is very frustrating sometimes until you get used to it. In fact is a funny game, pity it doesn't have a multiplayer mode or a local one, that would be a plus. Rating: 7/10 This review was submitted for Elite Giveaways , check us out for more reviews ranging from Indie games to AAA games.
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