Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:06

REVIEW: Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers (Nintendo Switch)

Written by Kieth Dang
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Developed by Pocket and Published by Unties, Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers is a car racing sort-of-party-game-package for the Nintendo Switch.

The game is basically racing with a few mini party games with it. There is no story mode to go along with the game; you simply pick a car to use and you play throughout the 3 courses. Each course has about 5 tracks. You play through the track first in either practice mode or race mode, but you need to play race mode and place at least third to unlock the next track. Once you have unlocked all the tracks, you get to do the Grand Prix mode. Here you are basically doing the same tracks again; but you are racing for points.

You will unlock new cars whenever you come first in a race. The only thing you pick up on the tracks are boost tops and there is the occasionally oil patch which you must avoid, and sometimes you can fall of the edge and explode.

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The Controls took me quite a long while to get used too, at first, I thought it was your normal R2 and L2 buttons like almost all the other racing games in the world. But no... The people that designed this game thought it would be different to use the left analog stick to accelerate and to steer in one package however, once you get used to it you won’t find it hard drifting in and out of corners.

The Graphics are blocky and pixelated giving that Minecraft-esqe or retro look and the car designs are kind of cute and fun looking, and the tracks are somewhat nice to look at with different scenery and different environments to race in, such as beaches and jungles. The Sounds and the sounds effects are ordinary but the music you listen too is really catchy.

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The other modes that you can play are; Coins: where you drive your car and run over the ‘push me’ button to try and obtain as many coins as possible. Smash mode is where wooded crates fall from the sky and the object is to push them over the edge without going over the edge yourself. Paint Mode is where you try and cover more ground in your color then the other player (Splatoon anyone?), and goal is pretty much a rocket league take off where you try to get a ball into the opponents' goal.

In Conclusion

I don’t recommend this game, it doesn’t offer much in replay value. there aren’t many tracks to make you want to come back to play and unless you have a friend that you can convince to play the party games with you. I can’t recommend you buy this one.


Additional Info

  • Review Score: 1.5 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2018
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Age Rating: E
  • Developer: Pocket
  • Publisher: Pocket
  • Genre: Multiplayer, Racing