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JAST Classics REVIEW: Moero Downhill Night

Title Moero Downhill Night Developer TOP Publisher JAST USA Release Date November 9th, 2009 Genre Visual Novel Platform PC Age Rating 18+ Official Website Welcome to the first entry in JAST Classics Reviews. This will be a monthly series in which I pick a classic title from the JAST Store and give it a review. There are a lot of these older titles that I’ve never gotten a chance to
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BREAK ARTS II Starts the Race on PS4 Today

Today the mech racing action title BREAK ARTS II has been released onto the PlayStation 4. The has been previously released on the PC a few years back. You can take a look at the game's press release below. Indie game publisher PLAYISM (; owned and operated by Active Gaming Media) is proud to announce that BREAK ARTS II, a phenomenal battle racing title developed by Japanese indie developer Mercury
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First SKATE​ BOATING Game Wave Break Launches on Stadia First

Funktronic Labs announces the launch of their upcoming SKATE​boarding​ BOATING​ ​ game, ​Wave Break! The game will debut on Google's Stadia platform first and head to Steam at a later date. The game is set in a Miami Vice style 80's city with all excess of the decade we know and love. Players can pull off massive combos for crazy high scores, take the game online to play with friends
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E3 2019 Hands-On IMPRESSIONS: F1 2019 & GRID

At E3 2019, I was able to try out two competing racing titles by Codemasters: F1 2019 and GRID. Even though both of these games have the same underlying genre, racing, they couldn't be more different from each other. I took on F1 2019 and then GRID and found that where one aims to present the most realistic racing experience possible, the other places racing fun first and foremost. F1
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REVIEW: Distance

Title Distance Developer Refract Publisher Refract Release Date September 18th, 2018 Genre Racing, Action Platform PC Age Rating N/A Official Website Among the words I wouldn’t expect to see side-by-side when describing a video game, “survival” and “racing” would be fairly high on the list. Billed as a spiritual successor to Nitronic Rush, which was made by a group including two members of Refract, a Kickstarter campaign saw Distance get
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REVIEW: Desert Child

Title Desert Child Developer Oscar Brittain Publisher Akupara Games Release Date December 11th, 2018 Genre(s) Racing, Simulation, Action-RPG, Indie Platform(s) Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC Age Rating M for Mature Official Website About one month back, I wrote up a quick news article about the impending release of a game called Desert Child. The press release described it being a “hoverbike racing adventure”, taking inspiration from other works like Cowboy
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Hello Kitty Kruisers Races its Way Onto the Switch Today

Today Hello Kitty Kruisers has made its way to the Switch. The racer features four player multiplayer and will feature a number of new vehicles and outfits for you to unlock. Here's the press release for the game. Rev your engines, Hello Kitty fans! Videogame publisher Rising Star Games announced today that the fast and fun multiplayer arcade karting game Hello Kitty Kruisers is now available on Nintendo Switch™ System in North
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Hello Kitty Kruisers Rides Onto the Switch This Spring

A new racer has been announced for the Switch. Hello Kitty Kruisers will be released in the West at some point this Spring. Here's the press release. LONDON, UK – 25 January 2018 – Start your engines, Hello Kitty fans! Videogame publisher Rising Star Games today announced that Hello Kitty and all her Sanrio friends are coming to Nintendo Switch™ in the fast and fun multiplayer arcade karting game Hello Kitty Kruisers. Take to
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REVIEW: Astral Traveler

Title Astral Traveler Developer Dragon Slumber, Brainoid Games Publisher Dragon Slumber Release Date September 13th, 2017 Genre Racing Platform PC Age Rating N/A Official Website Astral Traveler is a single player arcade racer from Dragon Slumber and Brainoid Games. Well there’s really no story at all here, since it's a purely arcade-focused game. The game is simple enough; race to end of the track, dodging whatever obstacles come along. Your
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REVIEW: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

Title Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder Developer ACE Team Publisher ATLUS USA Release Date August 28, 2017 Genre Action, Tower Defense Platform PS4, Xbox One, PC Age Rating Everyone Official Website One of the benefits of reviewing games for Operation Rainfall is that, while we focus on Japanese games, you don’t really know which game you may end up reviewing. When we got a code for Rock of
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Sentai Filmworks Licenses New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend Films

  Sentai Filmworks revealed yesterday their acquisition of all three New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend films. The three films include New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 1: Awakening, New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 2: Racer, and New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 3: Dream. Sentai Filmworks describes the movies in a press release: Based on the original Initial D manga by Shuichi Shigeno, the movie trilogy is a
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Redout Racing to Switch in Spring 2017

Though racing has never been my favorite genre, I have a lot of respect for the creative racing games out there. The realistic ones bore me to death, but just add red shells, guns or future tech and you have my attention. Which is why I'm actually a little excited that Nicalis is publishing Redout for the Nintendo Switch in Spring of 2017. Developed by 34BigThings, this futuristic racer has
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Drive!Drive!Drive! Now Available on PS4 and Steam

Drive!Drive!Drive! is now available for purchase on PS4 and Steam! The game is developed by "different cloth," who are responsible for lilt line and Derrick the Deathfin, and published by Choice Provisions. More details follow below: As its name implies, Drive!Drive!Drive! is a driving game where you race on multiple tracks at the same time. Any time you’re not racing on a particular track, the AI is doing it for
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REVIEW: Speedrunners

Title Speedrunners Developer DoubleDutch Games Publisher tinyBuild Release Date April 19, 2016 Genre Action, Racing Platform PC Age Rating N/A Official Website Speedrunners is an action racing game where you run, grapple, and slide around various locales. The title is pretty self-explanatory really, as there are no vehicles. Up to four people race in what is essentially a kart racer without karts. Players have to avoid crates scattered around the
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E3 2016: Forza Horizon 3 Announced for Xbox One and Windows 10

Microsoft have announced Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One and Windows 10 at their E3 press conference for release on September 27 this year. They also premiered the first gameplay of the game, which is set in Australia. The developers, Playground Games, say this is the most diverse world they have ever built for the series, complete with the largest roster of cars seen in a Forza Horizon game. Also
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REVIEW: Rocket League

Title Rocket League Developer Psyonix Publisher Psyonix Release Date July 7, 2015 Genre Sports Platform PlayStation 4 Age Rating E Official Website I've never been good at a sports game besides NFL Blitz on the N64 and that's pretty much where I draw the line on the genre, but when I heard about Rocket League, I was willing to give it a second chance. So, what is Rocket League? Well,
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Title Project CARS Developer Slightly Mad Studios Publisher Slightly Mad Studios; Bandai Namco Release Date May 7, 2015 (US); May 8, 2015 (UK) Genre Racing; Simulation Racing Platform PC (Steam), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Age Rating ESRB - Everyone, PEGI- 3 Official Website Since automobiles were invented, racing has been associated with cars for over 100 years. Humanity has pushed cars to their limits and broken those limits to find more
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REVIEW: Urban Trial Freestyle

Title: Urban Trial Freestyle Publisher: Tate Multimedia Developer: Tate Interactive Release Date: June 27th, 2013 Genre: Action, Racing Platforms: 3DS, Vita, PS3 Age Rating: E Official Website Let me start with an honest statement - I do not usually like or play racing games. I generally find them boring, unless they involve red shells and mushrooms. Thus it was with some trepidation that I accepted the opportunity to review Urban
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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Gets A Release Date And Additional Features For 3DS

The Sonic and Sega universe crossover Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, made quite the splash late last year on home consoles and Sony's PlayStation Vita. However, not even a smidgen of info had been released regarding the 3DS iteration, that is, until this morning. Sega announced via blog post that players will be crossing the finish line with their favorite Sega racers on the 3DS by February 12 for North