Yayınlanma: 24 Aralık
Picked this up for a buck on sale. It has a solid career mode, and until you max out your cars the handling is comically awful. I personally think it adds to the game's charm. The career features multiple cups with different cups that have different maps. Some maps are reused, but you race the track the opposite direction which actually does impact gameplay. In some levels the screen is tilted differently from the first time you see the track, but the mini map doesn't rotate. I'd say that if it did it would be an improvement, but it's fine as is. When you complete a race you earn money, earning a small amount even if you place last. This is used to upgrade your cars. Upgrading one car doesn't upgrade the rest, and you can't refund upgrades, making it ideal to "main" a single car rather than hop between them across races. The progression isn't too tough, but sometimes I'd have to go back and grind out a couple races on a map I could consistently place 1st to get my upgrades to beat my current cup, but that just may be the fact that I chose the van which has relatively low starting stats. Your mileage may vary (hehe) and you may only need to play each map once.
Multiplayer works great, and supports custom tracks via the Steam Workshop. It appears to use Steam Gameworks so I don't think multiplayer will die. As there is a small playerbase, if you want to play multiplayer you're probably going to have to get some friends to tag along. The max amount of players in a single game is 4, just to keep in mind.
The level editor needs a bit of polish as it's lacking a lot of basic features (such as elevation) but otherwise is good enough to make a small track and decorate with the supplied props. If it allowed you to import custom content (new models, textures, sounds, etc) the level editor would be amazing.
Overall, for $.99 it's a steal. Buy a couple copies for your friends and swear 'em out when they bodyblock you with a van sending you into a wall.