Flashout 3D

6.8
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Flashout 3D
  • Link
    Flashout 3D
  • Platforms
    OUYA, iOS, Android, PC, Mac
  • Player
    Singleplayer
  • Release date
    April 2013

Very solid Wipeout clone

Flashout 3D made by game studio Jujubee S.A. (the S.A. is important otherwise you’ll get a very different search result…) is a good, fun racing game.

Most of us have probably played Wipeout, F-Zero or any of the other space racing game so the concept should sound familiar. You choose a speedy vessel and race against 4 other computer controlled opponents. The speed with which you move is extremely fast and you can collect power-ups that allow you to shoot your opponents with laser-guns or rockets.

The setting is somewhere 500 years in the future on futuristic racetracks which look very good with nice lightning effects and challenging track designs.

Combined with hammering electro beats the illusion of a race in the future is pretty convincing and you don’t even question whether races like that could actually take place in the future.

Rating

Tom
Graphics
7.0
Sound
9.0
Fun
7.0
Concept
6.0
Long-term fun
6.0
Overall
6.7
Tim
Graphics
8.0
Sound
9.0
Fun
7.0
Concept
6.0
Long-term fun
6.0
Overall
6.9

Conclusion

The first few races were a pain in the butt, while getting used to controlls and handling!

The vessels’ speeds are way faster than in any other conventional race game. Additionally, you have to get used to the very direct responses of your ship towards any steering maneuvers.

Since the ships are floating above ground you have no friction or drifts which makes the steering very direct and you tend to oversteer at first. We’re all well conditioned from other racing games…

That’s also one of the reasons why I’ve never liked Wipeout style games. I prefer car racing games. Regardless of that fact, Flashout 3D is a good game once you get the hang of the controlls.

However, I would have welcomed a modern Wipeout adaptation with less extreme speeds and more sluggish thruster engines more than just a basic clone.

I’m also missing a multiplayer mode which is something the OUYA really excells in. However, Jujubee S.A. has announced that they are working on a MP mode , so that is going to change (hopefully) soon.

Despite that, as far as casual racing is concernced Flashout 3D is still one of the best choices currently available on OUYA. With MP mode it could easily develop into one of the customers’ favorite.

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About Tim von Janssen

Tim has started playing PC Games at the tender age of 8 (ca.1990-1991) on monochrome screens and hasn’t stopped ever since. Due to that love for video games that has developed very early Tim also knows why older games very successful despite mediocre graphics. One simple reason: gameplay. Tim feels that with the development of the OUYA and the stronger focus on indie game studios is the right step towards better gaming experiences that rely more heavily on unique game concepts and better gameplay in general. Tim at Google+

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