Micro Machines: World Series [PS4/XBox] £17.85 @ Base
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Micro Machines: World Series [PS4/XBox] £17.85 @ Base

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Found 30th JunMade hot 30th Jun
Released recently and two quid off already. Hope this helps someone who missed to preorder.

XBox Link
base.com/buy…htm

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Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament was an absolute classic. I'd happily pay for a remaster of that. It's a shame to hear this isn't great as I was hopeful for a return to form.

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It's going to drop more than a quid and fast
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It's going to drop more than a quid and fast

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DaveWallace

It's been sub-£18 in quite a few places before … It's been sub-£18 in quite a few places before launch.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/micro-machines-world-series-ps4-xb1-17-95-thegamecollection-with-code-2724452http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-off-pre-orders-using-code-e-g-micro-machines-world-tour-17-95-ps4-xbox-one-thegamecollection-2670174http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/micro-machines-world-series-ps4-amazon-19-99-17-99-prime-2621928


I know that but that was 10% off deal, this one is lowest RRP. Thought would be helpful if you want last minute purchase.

I really want this but i got a feeling it will drop in price
Also Is base any good? never ordered from them

I haven't played it yet but the biggest gripe I've read in reviews is no co-op in races which makes sense as there is no split screen but myself looking forward to trying it out at the weekend

BuzzDuraband

It's going to drop more than a quid and fast


that bad is it? was hoping it was like the original PSX version, spent many hours couch co-op with that.

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paulj487 m ago

that bad is it? was hoping it was like the original PSX version, spent …that bad is it? was hoping it was like the original PSX version, spent many hours couch co-op with that.


I've only played it for an hour or so this morning, but from the get go you can see how bare bones it is. There's no Championship/Tournament mode, which I remember being a major part of the originals. I think there's about 9 tracks which is pretty weak (around 50% down from Toybox Turbos) and (iirc) around 8 vehicles to choose, which are all exactly the same, just skinned differently.

If you're a single player kind of gamer, you're not going to enjoy it very much. Codemasters have quite clearly pushed the focus of this game towards the multiplayer audience. I'd suggest taking a look at the reviews on Steam and Metacritic for a better feel of why this game is going to bomb (in my opinion).

I paid £24.99 on the Xbox Store at midnight and I kind of wish they had Steam's refund policy at the moment.


It's not a bad game it's just not worth £20/25. I think if most hold off to around £10 they will be happy with it.

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DaveWallace

It's been sub-£18 in quite a few places before … It's been sub-£18 in quite a few places before launch.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/micro-machines-world-series-ps4-xb1-17-95-thegamecollection-with-code-2724452http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-off-pre-orders-using-code-e-g-micro-machines-world-tour-17-95-ps4-xbox-one-thegamecollection-2670174http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/micro-machines-world-series-ps4-amazon-19-99-17-99-prime-2621928



Amazon dropped the £2 discount at least a week ago, so a late pre order or purchase after release for 14 days wont get it now

BuzzDuraband7 m ago

I've only played it for an hour or so this morning, but from the get go …I've only played it for an hour or so this morning, but from the get go you can see how bare bones it is. There's no Championship/Tournament mode, which I remember being a major part of the originals. I think there's about 9 tracks which is pretty weak (around 50% down from Toybox Turbos) and (iirc) around 8 vehicles to choose, which are all exactly the same, just skinned differently.If you're a single player kind of gamer, you're not going to enjoy it very much. Codemasters have quite clearly pushed the focus of this game towards the multiplayer audience. I'd suggest taking a look at the reviews on Steam and Metacritic for a better feel of why this game is going to bomb (in my opinion).I paid £24.99 on the Xbox Store at midnight and I kind of wish they had Steam's refund policy at the moment.


Got mine coming today from Amazon and going by that I think it will be straight on eBay, don't want to return as it was part of a multi-item order that I had some good discounts on. Really disappointing that there is no championship mode, the very heart of the game is missing. I am a primarily single player gamer, but I got on with the Megadrive and Playstation versions just fine as they had championship mode and very respectable AI drivers (especially for the time). Hate they way they have multiplayer scewed this one.

So is there no couch co op. wanted to play it with my daughter

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Burkos3 m ago

So is there no couch co op. wanted to play it with my daughter


No local races, only elimination and battle mode. I suppose you could argue that elimination is the core of the classic nostalgia, but if you want a good old classic race, it’s a no sadly.

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament was an absolute classic. I'd happily pay for a remaster of that. It's a shame to hear this isn't great as I was hopeful for a return to form.

BuzzDuraband

I've only played it for an hour or so this morning, but from the get go … I've only played it for an hour or so this morning, but from the get go you can see how bare bones it is. There's no Championship/Tournament mode, which I remember being a major part of the originals. I think there's about 9 tracks which is pretty weak (around 50% down from Toybox Turbos) and (iirc) around 8 vehicles to choose, which are all exactly the same, just skinned differently.If you're a single player kind of gamer, you're not going to enjoy it very much. Codemasters have quite clearly pushed the focus of this game towards the multiplayer audience. I'd suggest taking a look at the reviews on Steam and Metacritic for a better feel of why this game is going to bomb (in my opinion).I paid £24.99 on the Xbox Store at midnight and I kind of wish they had Steam's refund policy at the moment.



This is the second time recently you have killed my buzz (pun intended) for a game about to be delivered!!!!

No championship mode is a killer for me.

Games recently have patched stuff like that in so I hope they do

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joanddan71 m ago

This is the second time recently you have killed my buzz (pun intended) …This is the second time recently you have killed my buzz (pun intended) for a game about to be delivered!!!! No championship mode is a killer for me.Games recently have patched stuff like that in so I hope they do


Gutted mate it’s not been a very good month for Codemasters.

seems broken as well... I played it for a few hours last night and the game kicked the disk out on 4 occasions claiming data was corrupt.... So played fallout instead lol

BuzzDuraband

I've only played it for an hour or so this morning, but from the get go … I've only played it for an hour or so this morning, but from the get go you can see how bare bones it is. There's no Championship/Tournament mode, which I remember being a major part of the originals. I think there's about 9 tracks which is pretty weak (around 50% down from Toybox Turbos) and (iirc) around 8 vehicles to choose, which are all exactly the same, just skinned differently.If you're a single player kind of gamer, you're not going to enjoy it very much. Codemasters have quite clearly pushed the focus of this game towards the multiplayer audience. I'd suggest taking a look at the reviews on Steam and Metacritic for a better feel of why this game is going to bomb (in my opinion).I paid £24.99 on the Xbox Store at midnight and I kind of wish they had Steam's refund policy at the moment.



I'm sure I've read recently that there IS now a steam like refund policy for Xbox store purchases, give it a Google!

I've just played the tutorial, not got time to play more yet, the first thing I noticed was LOOT BOXES at the main menu!

Thankfully I only paid 12.99 due to the 2 quid prime discount while I had a free trial, and a 5 gift card Amazon gave me for messing up an order

So glad I waited for reviews before buying this game, patience pays off unless it's pre-ordering Persona.

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DexMorgan4 m ago

I'm sure I've read recently that there IS now a steam like refund policy …I'm sure I've read recently that there IS now a steam like refund policy for Xbox store purchases, give it a Google!I've just played the tutorial, not got time to play more yet, the first thing I noticed was LOOT BOXES at the main menu!Thankfully I only paid 12.99 due to the 2 quid prime discount while I had a free trial, and a 5 gift card Amazon gave me for messing up an order


Cheers Dex, I’ll take a look bud

BuzzDuraband

No local races, only elimination and battle mode. I suppose you could … No local races, only elimination and battle mode. I suppose you could argue that elimination is the core of the classic nostalgia, but if you want a good old classic race, it’s a no sadly.


What... for real? I've got it waiting at home, already feeling like I'm not going to enjoy it. How can you take out couch co-op?!

BuzzDuraband

Cheers Dex, I’ll take a look bud


And this is true - but it has stipulations.

STOP DOING GOOD DEALS BASE I HAVE TOO MANY GAMES TO PLAY.

Heat though.

So Toybox Turbos had a good Single Player and bad MP, this reverses that completely it seems.

Boo! And no Local MP? WHAT? No sale Codies.

I bought this this morning to play with my other half as we loved Mario Kart on the Wii & thought it looked the closest thing for the Xbox. Gutted we can't play together

Yazoo19901 h, 19 m ago

I really want this but i got a feeling it will drop in price Also Is base …I really want this but i got a feeling it will drop in price Also Is base any good? never ordered from them



Base are fine for pre-orders all but 1 of my orders have arrived on release day.

apparently you can barely see the upcoming track, resulting into often flying off course, you almost have to memorize the corners etc

Burkazoid

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament was an absolute classic. I'd happily … Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament was an absolute classic. I'd happily pay for a remaster of that. It's a shame to hear this isn't great as I was hopeful for a return to form.



You mean Micro Machines '96 Turbo Tournament with the track editor. It was a massive improvement and things only went down hill except for the PS1 first release that was also up there with the best.

djaydearz

apparently you can barely see the upcoming track, resulting into often … apparently you can barely see the upcoming track, resulting into often flying off course, you almost have to memorize the corners etc



I remember some of the older games being like that though.

robo989

You mean Micro Machines '96 Turbo Tournament with the track editor. It … You mean Micro Machines '96 Turbo Tournament with the track editor. It was a massive improvement and things only went down hill except for the PS1 first release that was also up there with the best.


http://img2.game-oldies.com/sites/default/files/packshots/sega-genesis/micro-machines-2-turbo-tournament-europe-j-cart.png
https://gamefaqs.akamaized.net/box/5/7/0/27570_front.jpg
both correct, i guess different regions had different names. I remember it as 2 in the UK
Edited by: "davidjmansfield" 30th Jun

davidjmansfield

both correct, i guess different regions had different names. I remember … both correct, i guess different regions had different names. I remember it as 2 in the UK



Ha, yeah the PC version I had was definitely MM2: TT, with the track editor. Loved that editor too - was actually a breeze to use, consider I was 10 years old at the time.


Edited by: "wingedvictory" 30th Jun

The local multi player on the old games was always the elimination mode. The Megadrive games never had split screen, as far as I can remember.

DexMorgan

I remember some of the older games being like that though.


yep thats how it should be, harder to be leading.
This was the best track ever
https://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en/scrn/59000/59868/micro-machines-26.jpg
Edited by: "davidjmansfield" 30th Jun

B4rg4inseeker

I bought this this morning to play with my other half as we loved Mario … I bought this this morning to play with my other half as we loved Mario Kart on the Wii & thought it looked the closest thing for the Xbox. Gutted we can't play together


sega sonic all stars and the sequel 'transformed' are xbox equivalent of mariokart, very good games

davidjmansfield9 m ago

[Image] [Image] both correct, i guess different regions had different …[Image] [Image] both correct, i guess different regions had different names. I remember it as 2 in the UK


Nope, if I remember correctly they were actually separate games in the UK at least. I know as I had them all back in the day. Amazingly the Megadrive saw 4 Micromachines releases, pretty sure all the other systems only got 1 and 2 but on Megadrive there was the original, 2: Turbo Tournament, Turbo tournament 96 and Military was the last Megadrive release in late 96, then the very next year they released V3 on the Playstation, which is the one most seem to remember today, though the real heyday for the series was the 16 bit generation, never been as good since IMHO, though the original Playstation game was pretty good in it's own right....

Hang on. Are we sure there's no local multiplayer? Taken from the Independent (I know, I know....) "While there is an offline mode for up to four players, it’s tucked away and rather restrictive. For one, there’s no option to race for more than one player, and you also can’t level up in this mode."
Not at home so haven't had a chance to check.

davidjmansfield

sega sonic all stars and the sequel 'transformed' are xbox equivalent of … sega sonic all stars and the sequel 'transformed' are xbox equivalent of mariokart, very good games



Thanks!

Don't buy this until they release a massive update patch with local multiplayer and single player campaign. I still play the Megadrive and PS1 releases of Micro Machines and this can't hold a candle to them sadly

19.99 in Grainger Games for those looking to buy in store

Any tips for any other cool two player games (i.e. Me & my boyfriend on the sofa together)?

B4rg4inseeker13 m ago

Any tips for any other cool two player games (i.e. Me & my boyfriend on …Any tips for any other cool two player games (i.e. Me & my boyfriend on the sofa together)?


Lovers in a dangerous spacetime, overcooked, speedrunners perhaps?

Stikbold is pretty good too if you like Scandinavian themed dodgeball.
Edited by: "creepyg" 30th Jun
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