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User reviews: Mostly Positive (194 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 8, 2012
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"I'd argue the best top down racer."

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
My review is natural and not positive, but since there are only two options present (thumb up/down) I chose thumb up because I think its more fair.

Lots of fun for a short while, With some funny effects and a decent graphic.

+ Decent graphics and effects.
+ Split-screen.
+ Leaderboard.

+/- Short but satisfying campaign mode. - Almost 5 hours.

- No online multiplayer.
- low optimization.
- Minor bugs.
- No window mode.
- No way for change key bindings.
- No steam workshop.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
As a seasoned player of this game, I would recommend it as a 7/10, but it is definitely not without flaws. I'll list the pros, cons and debatable features from my experience so you can decide if you think you'll enjoy it as much as I did!

Pros
- 4 Player splitscreen, a rarity on PC. I spent most of my time playing this mode.
- Simple and yet brilliantly original car damage/pit stop system
- Good variety of tracks with different routes
- Car class system lets you pick the speed you want to race at
- Plenty of unlockable car liveries
- Each racing class has a car that is strongest at something different (one for handling, one top speed etc.)
- 8 cars on track is refreshing as lots of arcade racers only have 4

Cons
- Computer controlled cars rely on "rubber banding" (If they drop too far behind they will go irrationally fast to catch you, but the same works in your favour if you fall behind)
- Compatability issues, there is no guarantee this game will work on your system, I have encountered problems with it myself
- The single player is a quite short, and once completed time trials, single races and split screen are the only other things to do
- No online multiplayer, one of the game's biggest disappointments
- No Steam workshop or modding facilities, creating your own liveries and tracks would extend the life of this game significantly
- The price is a little over the top for me, for such an inflexible game


Other features
- No Mario Kart copying pickups/powerups, one of the biggest pros of the game for me!
- Shortcuts on tracks which you'll do well to remember the positions of, but other cars will frequently utilize
- Time delayed explosive barrels, and oil barrels can be used for your benefit or doom
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
10/10 Would Bang Bang.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Fun little car racer. Nice simple controls which means I can have fun teaching my little girl to play.

Really don't understand the downvotes due to lack of online multiplayer, there are plenty of other games like this with online support yet don't even have players to make it worthwhile and therefore online is a moot point. Also its not a AAA, its the sort of game you would play at a party or something simple.

Which brings me onto price. That is where I may negative it I no doubt bought it on sale at some point (lot of games can't remember what I bought and when sometimes.) I don't think its Japanese price of 980yen is worth it half price yes. It is a pretty game nice graphics even on high resolution.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
i have installed this game in several computers with different specs and have yet to be able to make it run.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
It looks fun. It isn't fun. Then you realize it didn't actually look fun.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
"Bang Bang Racing had stop working after you won 5 of the 8 last races and right before you had the chance to have your game auto-saved."

TOO BAD FOR YOU, IT IS THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW THE GAME CRASHES RIGHT BEFORE YOU FINISHED IT !
"Ah Ah" should add the developers.

Don't buy this, it is not finished and it won't be. No more updates since 2012.

You CAN'T EVEN REMAP THE KEYS !!

It was unplayable on windows XP, it is still crashing on Windows 7 with 8 Giga of Ram and GTX560ti...

It's a shame because, even if graphics aren't HD but oversized for 1080P, the game is pretty challenging.
Sometimes good driving by cornering and braking at the right time is rewarding, but at the harder levels, many of the A.I. cars always overtakes you with extra nitros and brakes in front of you to block-passes you and ruins your race.

Sometimes you are blocked by a pile of cars, all trying to block you at the same time, instead of rushing to victory.

So, there is the "codemaster's solution" = RESTART RACE ! ... if it hasn't crashed before to windows desktop.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
At first it seems like a fun little arcade racer game. You start off slow and then it ramps up the difficulty and speed. Unlocking the tracks and cars is a normal game mechanic of racers but it also lacks a key feature and has the dreaded racing game stereotype features as well.

Not having a map/course layout in the HUD is not really excusable, having to remember the tracks and half the time there are "shortcuts" and half the time they are blocked is quite annoying. Also, BBR has the ever so popular "Oh you are kicking our butts.... Let's have unlimted speed boosts to catch up" syndrome. If I'm winning by half a track it's because I'm doing well. I shouldn't have the whole pack catch up within seconds of the finish line! Whomever thought that was a great idea is the same person who loved playing Madden on the SNES cause they both be cheaters!

I really do want to recommend BBR but the minor yet annoying flaws make me not want to try and complete the game.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I have no clue how this has such glowing reviews.
The game is a mess on a technical level, it lags constantly on high-end machines and even threw a full system crash my way.
This is not an isolated issue, the forum is full of people with such issues.

If there WEREN'T any such issues then this could actually be a fun but mediocre arcade racing game, but in its current state it's absolutely unplayable.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Adorable matchbox racing game! What else can I say, spent like 17 or so hours playing this lol Highly recommended for all gamers of any age!
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
THERE IS NO ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
AVOID!
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Playschool/Rescue Heroes art meets an oddly Fast and the Furious race feel. Causal game without much depth. By it for a $1. Played for 30 minutes and thats all I would of it.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
the game could have been so much better if the camera was not a disaster! Even when its fixed it feels awful.
the graphics are good and the controller feels a bit loose when steering.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
very beautifull game with good controls - but it's very easy and shortterm - nothing to compare with old deathreally )-:
but for one evening - very recommended
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I found it quite good, the Graphics are nice, smooth and crisp. The cars handle as well as can be expected for an arcade game.

the boost as usual only seems to be good when you are not winning, and the catch up handicap is a pain, you can be half a lap ahead on the last lap, then al of a sudden, the computers are right behind you.

Bought it on the weeklong deal for £1.19, so Im happy, and at that price I would get it and not worry about the price
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Fun top down racing game.
Pros: intense races, different cars with other specs (unlockable)
Cons: camera is somethimes anoying, not too many racetracks
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
One of the best top-down racing games - looks amazing, runs great, car handling/physics are OK (simple).

I don't know any better on steam. (my favourite is Reckless Racing 1-2 on android)
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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