CLASSIC PULL PEOPLE OUT OF CARS AND DEAL WITH PROSTITUTES GAME Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is getting an update that makes it look like it used to and owes a lot of debt to the classic Micro Machines games that we also used to play.
In case you have forgotten, when GTA was first released you played with a topdown view and small cartoony cars. You still did crimes and stuff, it just wasn't such a visually engaging experience.
Rockstar is taking us back to those days with Tiny Racers - see what it did there you Micro Machines people?- which it will launch on 25 April.
There is a trailer and we can tell you that it looks like a lot of fun. If you have ever played a driving game, particularly one called Micro Machines, you will find the experience to be a familiar one. There are stunts to do, other drivers to shove off the road, bombs to chuck around and power ups to give you a speed boost.
"Get ready for a new spin on classic Grand Theft Auto action, with Tiny Racers, coming April 25th," said Rockstar. "Watch the new trailer to catch a glimpse of the retro-inspired stunt racing this all-new mode will bring to GTA Online next week."
The update will be for GTA V. That game came out four years ago now, so while this looks like a distraction, it does look to be quite a fun one. And it beats beating people up all the time.
Rockstar and GTA do like to create an homage to other things, and we have seen a Tron version, that was better than the remake movie and the sequel, and there are all sorts of fun easter eggs dotted around the virtual cityscape. Updates are always a popular thing.
It is possible that if we can find out game disk for GTA V before next week, we might come up with a review of this. Well, a micro review anyway. µ
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