Pilot your grandparents in a battle towards dying in Coffin Dodgers
Coffin Dodgers is known as for the slang expression for the geriatric. It’s a racing recreation the place as an alternative of motorbikes, automobiles or skateboards, you’re on a race towards demise on mobility scooters. Sure, it’s each bit as ridiculous because it sounds. Tasteless? Maybe, but in addition an incredible quantity of enjoyable. The sport, created by the oh-so-very-Englishly-named Milky Tea studios, has been on Steam for some time, however is launching on Xbox One later this week and PS4 at the moment.
As a result of why wouldn’t you will have rocket launchers and a hen as a part of your armament?
Take a pint of Tremendous Mario Kart, sprinkle in some tongue-in-cheek humor, and add a touch of funky recent animation and an attention grabbing idea, and also you’ve obtained Coffin Dodgers. The sport options each single-participant story modes the place you’re battling towards the Grim Reaper himself, or multiplayer modes the place you’re enjoying towards your folks and mortal enemies within the four-participant native multiplayer mode.
The scooters can, in fact, be decked out with myriad modifications and a set of whacky weapons — I imply, why wouldn’t you weaponize transportation choices for these much less capable of work.
When you recover from the sport’s brash type and fixed, forceful reminders of memento mori, it turns into clear that beneath all of the bravado, it’s truly a rather well made recreation, with some enjoyable improvements thrown in. As an alternative of pre-animating the characters, for instance, the sport makes use of ragdoll physics, the upshot of which is that even once you lose and are available careening off the scooter, you’re handled to some spectacular feast of floppy, head-over-toes carnage.
Subtlety isn’t amongst Coffin Dodgers’ virtues.
Set within the till just lately peaceable retirement group of Sunny Pines, the sport depicts not, maybe, the best way your grandparents would need to finish their time on this earth, however then they in all probability weren’t battling towards EMP-powered defibrillators whereas bombing down the street at 90mph both.
The sport has been on Steam since July final yr, the place the sport racked up 50,000 downloads and principally constructive critiques.
My solely critique of the sport is that it’s over means too quick — when you’ve performed by way of the wildly entertaining single-participant story mode, the multi-participant mode is a little bit of a letdown. Sure, it does have a sure nostalgic throwback allure to the times of cut up-display Mario Kart enjoying of my youth, however there simply isn’t that a lot left there to maintain the replay worth of another titles.
Coffin Dodgers launches on Ps four as we speak and XBox One on Friday.