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Switchcars is a vehicular roguelike arcade set in a broken spacetime. Escape alien beasts through procedural environments, using more than 1,000 vehicles. All you need to do is reach the year 2055. In theory.

You are probably not going to make it. Not the first time, not the second, but perhaps the 100th? Every round is different, and you'll get better over time, so crack your knuckles and show those alien beasts who's the master of vehicular arts, the ultimate escaper of Earth, the unintended interdimensional time traveler scientist-man of pure vehiculative efficiency! Or, get struck by a bus and try again.Features:
  • New kind of gameplaySwitch instantly between vehicles in your inventory to move as fast as possible.

  • 1,000 vehiclesNearly all kinds you can imagine, all driveable, with different behaviors. There's a bit more than a thousand actually, and more is yet to come.

  • Procedural environmentsForests, streets, ice plains, outer space, train yards, minefields - Around 100 unlockable types of terrain, diverse traffic to dodge, as well as more than 150 static scenery objects.

  • Time travelThe playable years are 1950 to 2055. The point in time dictates available vehicles and environments, but also difficulty. Can you make it to the end and get an interstellar spaceship, the ultimate vehicle?

  • Vehicle upgradesRocket-propelled motorcycle with caterpillar tracks and machine guns? Yes! There are 40 powerups that can be used on any vehicle, altering their performance and appearance.

  • Content browserBrowse vehicles, lanes or powerups you've unlocked. See how many you haven't seen yet.

  • Immensely replayableDue to agile gameplay and procedural nature of the game, the rounds are always different, relatively short and unpredictable - in classic action roguelike manner.

  • High fidelityCrunchy crashes, distinctive and colorful pixel art, highly detailed sound and original adaptive music.
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System requirements for Linux

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 6600 GT / Ati Radeon 9800XT
  • Storage: 100 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 6600 GT / Ati Radeon 9800XT
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Early Access Review https://youtu.be/bfIQJLQQWkU History There's no particular Story here, you just try to get as far as you can in a certain Time Firmer and flee from a Monster. Graphic The Surroundings and the Vehicles are very detailed, so you can easily see the Differences of the Vehicles. For such a side scroller, I also find the Graphics perfectly sufficient and do not affect the Fun Of the Game in any way. Gameplay It plays out quite easily. There are Buttons for Changing Vehicles, then for the Power Ups and for a Hook when you're on Foot. The best way to do it is, of course, with a Gamepad Controller, as it is optimally designed for this I find. Sound The Music provides a Lot of Excitement and the Sounds are well matched to the Vehicles. Replay Value Through the Settings and Challenges posed by the Track, you can always work on yourself. Challenge You feel slightly under time Pressure here, the further you get in the Time line and the More Demanding the Track becomes. However, after The passage of Time You still have the Opportunity to survive the Game you still need to be eaten. Conclusion Since we are still in Early Access, I am curious to see if the Game will develop further, but in itself it is a well-received Arcade game for In Between.
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Early Access Review Story Man Escapes to 2055 for an unspecified reason in the game from 1950, using all possible and Impossible driving And airplanes. Technique Graphically kept in the classic Arcade look, the Game pixels happily in front of it without appearing too ugly, a Feast For the eyes for retro fans. That's what it runs on every Calculator for. It also has a few Quirks left in Detecting Peripherals. But runs in the big bug and glitch-free. Scope The Game is divided into 10 Sections, which must always be traversed no matter what year you start. The Start Year defines the Degree of Difficulty. For each of the individual Sections you have a defined Time Limit, who this runs out comes an Alien Creature that tries to stop one, which makes the game even more exciting. There is also an Endless Mode, in the Game itself called Freerun Mode, in which Let all Levels and Landscapes be explored if they have already been unlocked. In total, there are 1100 Vehicles among them, Bulldozers, Buses, tanks, Biplanes, cable Cars, all kinds of Trains, Animals and much more. Each Vehicle has its own Values such as Mass, Drive, Fuel Quantity and consumption There are plenty of Upgrades to Collect from blue Helmet to chain drive, so that the Vehicles can be converted in full Speed and sometimes really err constructions can be faded. . As an Example, a Diesel locomotive with Gun and Hovercraft substructure, which clears even trucks'S From the Road Overall, there are almost 70 different Landscapes that also have all the Impact on the behaviour Of The Vehicles, from an Asphalt Line to tracks to alien cities. Operation control Is done via Gamepad or optional Keyboard, but a Gamepad is strongly advised, the Keyboard control is a Ridge. I used an Xbox One pad for the Test, so it allowed itself to play impeccably sound A really nice Chip tune Soundtrack, but it repeats itself in the Long run. The Sound Effects are not bombastic Now, but support the Atmosphere in the Game
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