A fantastic Switch launch title that celebrates classic multiplayer action.
By JAY TEE
Arcade racer featuring 1080p60 visuals, split screen multiplayer, and online matches.
Four player split screen, 8 players online, and even 8 players via local linked Switches!
Whenever a new console makes its debut, finding the right game to show off to your friends is a daunting, but important, task. The visuals have to grab their attention, the premise be simple enough to explain, and ultimately, it has to be something you can share together. Fast RMX, a repackaged, tricked out re-
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There are number of nice touches: the appropriately exuberant announcer, spinning out other players by boosting into them, and track elements (like extreme weather, wandering mechs, spinning fans) that keep each race lively and unpredictable. Here are some additional thoughts from our time with the final release.
Fast RMX is every bit as gorgeous in motion as it appears in screenshots. A fantastic technical achievement, and frankly incredible that this is technically a handheld game!
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Fast RMX is a confident, immensely fun arcade racer and a perfect showcase of the Switch. Don’t let this pass you by. It doesn’t deserve to be relegated to your backlog. Developer Shin’en Multimedia have done excellent work here, bundled in support for just about every play style imaginable, and demonstrated a commitment to supporting the game going forward.
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