Week in Arcade Part Deux: WRC Powerslide

wrcpowerslide

A Friday release that comes in at $15 for a bit of racing action.

WRC Powerslide

Enjoyable top down racer that is technically impressive thanks to detailed visuals and soft physics. Owing a lot to arcade racing despite some touchy, very rally-simulation controls, this one maintains a pleasant clip around curves and steady challenge. Power-ups work like any other kart racer (and can be turned off) and high speed collisions can be satisfying. Wonky camera work and an over reliance on repeating races down Powerslide before it has a chance to gain much momentum though. Great game if it is ever on sale.