Week in Arcade: Wrecked Revenge Revisited

An odd week, as the $15 Wrecked takes center stage today with South Park coming on Friday.

Wrecked Revenge Revisited

Aping the concept of the NES classic Micro Machines, this top down racer has a menagerie of weapons and power-ups to spruce things up. Visuals are rather plain and the cars don’t have the feel of, well, anything. They bounce like pinballs and ricochet off walls. In a frantic sort of way, Wrecked works, but lacks the miniature charm of the 8 and 16-bit classics. Racers in the back of the pack are instantly eliminated, making for great couch versus play. At $15 though, Wrecked is the wrong price point. It’s vintage design, but there’s not much meat on the bone.