Table Top Racing started as a mobile racing game and still maintains its optional micro transaction roots. You can compete and earn coins in the various challenges and/or you can buy coins to upgrade and purchase whatever your heart desires. The racing mechanics are fairly simple; stick to move, buttons for accelerating, braking and using items found on the track. The drift mechanics, strangely enough, does not require an additional button. However is it basically finding the inside track and sticking with it through turns. The power-ups are the boost, EMP, mines(that look like bombs) and rockets that lock-on. I found the EMP to be very useful for standing out in or leaving the crowd. Along with a leveling system Table Top Racing can be enjoyed on the Vita ad hoc or online. I am usually able to find one game at a time online, this does not bode well for the future. Overall Table Top Racing is a fun game that controls well but doesn’t have any real personality or anything to keep you coming back.
Recommendation: Buy this game on sale – if you have fond memories of Micro Machines and/or like arcade racing games
Full Disclosure: The PS Vita version of this game was provided to GameEnthus by the publisher.
Genre: arcade racing
Developer: Playrise Studios
Publisher: RipStone Games
Platform(s): PS Vita, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense – often includes a caveat
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close, – often includes a caveat
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it