A retro racing on crazy tracks – completely in the style of 8 and 16-bit classics. Enjoy the reinterpretation of old-school gameplay in combination with perfect controls and the driving beats of unique artist Bit Shifter!
User reviews:
Overall:
Positive (18 reviews) - 94% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 10, 2016

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About This Game

Experience the thrill of retro racing on crazy tracks in the very first social racer – completely in the style of 8 and 16-bit classics. Enjoy the reinterpretation of old-school gameplay in combination with perfect controls and the driving beats of unique artist Bit Shifter!
Be creative: Race on self-designed tracks and share them with people all over the world! Countless level objects and a user-friendly editor offer you virtually infinite possibilities to let your creativity run free.

Compete against friends and the highest ranking players and beat their times on original tracks and maps created by them! Fight your way to the top of the global leaderboards!

Thanks to pick-up-and-play controls, you can jump right in and you'll soon be drifting through the bends and speeding along the virtual tarmac like a pro!

FEATURES
  • A large selection of tracks and vehicles
  • Powerful level editor with countless objects and functions
  • Various control modes to suit everybody's style
  • Fresh interpretation of the 8-bit/16-bit style racing games
  • Fantastic soundtrack by Bit Shifter

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+ or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities with 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9.0 compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Positive (18 reviews)
Recently Posted
MEOW
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
The trailer is literally nothing like the game, its a terrible game, things like this shouldn't be allowed on steam.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Feared aLIEn Voodoo
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Maaan!
I really wanted to drive my car into those friggin Space Invaders
then Tokyo drift across Pinky and Blinky stupid faces.

As I watched the car exit the mario pipe and wreck
I knew it was too good to be true.
I longed to die in that odd car crash.

You may say I am a dreamer but I'm not the only one.

Imagine:

Driving up the Donkey Kong stage
or
racing the evil cars causing the
amphibious holocaust
in Frogger

It is not going to happen here but
you can recreate the scenes and interact with them.
The racing is tight and feels just like an old school racer.

There are lots of cool features to create your own
2D racer without getting your neck all beardy.
Simple and easy to use.

Race.a.bit offers hundreds
soon thousands
maybe millions
of tracks...
all depends on how hard you work.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Delta 66
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Good little game, doesn't look spectacular at first, but the bameplay is excellent, different play modes add more even more value. A minor hidden gem
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Master
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Simple and fun game.
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The_Cpt_FROGGY
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
RACE.A.BIT:
~~~~~~~~~

Ladies and Gentleman, it’s time to rev up your engine! Are you ready to show your driving expertise and rise to the top of the world RACE.A.BIT leader board? Well, what are you waiting for? Jump in your car and go for the gold and the number “ONE” spot!

RACE.A.BIT is a fabulous retro racing game with an excellent and easy level editor. RACE.A.BIT has 20 official tracks to race and the aim is to race around the track (usually 3 laps) as fast as you can to score the prestigious RACE.A.BIT Gold Medal. The first couple of tracks are quite easy but as you progress and unlock the other ones, you will have obstacles to avoid. In addition you will have to deal with different terrains and objects that assist you to go faster or help you to surmount obstacles. If you are extremely competitive (most gamers are), why don’t you try to knock the number one spot-holder on the leader board for each track. That would be a great challenge! Also, you can challenge a friend on a specific track, which is really fun too.

The level editor is actually very easy to use and fun. First you choose how big the map is. Then you design your own track (s). You decide where to put the obstacles (bombs, icy road, etc) and place assisting objects. Then, when you finish your “Grand Prix” track, you can test it and change it if needs be. I must admit that my creations were all over the joint, but I had a lot of fun. This aspect gives the game a huge amount of re-playability for yourself and for the community.
The controls are very responsive, the graphics represent well the 80’s era. Just great!!

Positives:
~~~~~~~

- Great retro racing game
- Fabulous and easy level editor
- Online Leaderboard
- Great game for all ages, fun and addictive
- Achievements & trading cards

Negatives:
~~~~~~~~

- Soundtracks can be a bit annoying

This game reminds me of the game I used to play in my youth - I really enjoyed it!

9/10

Key provided by developer/publisher for review purposes. Any opinions expressed are entirely my own!

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Reepus Vangaurd
( 46.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
i got this game off the hope that this was going to be good and IT WAS but at first its kinda confusing but its a better experience if you played old games before, but if you havent its really weird and takes getting used to but after that ITS FUN really really fun and this game has alot of stuff to do, so it is NOT BORING for once. another think is the achivements unlock cars and they look cool! if you want to try this dont look away, you should, its a really nice game!
this game is way better played with a controller exept for the level editor, you cant use the controller.
get this!
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120Hz 120fps FTW
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
I just love it!
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Orge Lambart
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
The roar of the engine, the smell of petrol in your nostrils, the blinding sun penetrating the windshield. You sit behind the wheel of your five hundred thousand dollar race car, a pair of worn black sunglasses (The Rowdy ones) rest half-cocked off your nose. You rev the engine, hearing it purr like a kitten, the heat raises inside the beast.. You feel trickles of sweat running down your face... No time to relax, it's only time to win, everyone knows "if you ain't first, you're last" (Ricky Bobby for the win)

Well unfortunately the situation I described above won't be something you'll find in Race.a.bit, what you will find is a pleasant throwback to 80's gaming. Devoid of all the modern trappings graphically overproduced piles of dung 3d racing games that exist to simply look good but have zero substance. The simplistic nature of Race.a.bit will be a nice refreshing change of pace. Kick back, and hit up some crazy tracks with your square or diamond shaped block. Anyone born prior to 1990 will appreciate the game, people who grew up playing games like Super Sprint.

Pro's
Awesome throwback to 80's racing games
AI that doesn't cheat
Simplistic and familiar controls for retro gamers
Game accomplishes what it sets out to accomplish

Con's
The music...
The need to create a separate account to save your high scores
A minor issue with the timer on races,

Recommendation
I'll start off by saying if you were born after 1990, you won't like the game and should probably avoid it. (unless you are a fan of retro gaming) Anyone born in the 80's, when A.l.F from Melmac was attempted to eat the Tanner's cat lucky, or you were fighting for your right to Party, or you still think Cyndi Lauper is a chart topper with perfect pitch, you'll most likely love this game. Playing it really took me back in time, I remembered all those amazing times in the 80's, it was prior to me donning my Hammer Pants and thinking Ice Ice Baby was cool, back when my life was atari and then nintendo, playing old school racing games, trying to beat the high score, trying to show (heck no multiplayer back then, so it was all about topping my brother) my friends who the king of the neighborhood was.

So I totally recommend you get this game, it'll bring you back to a better time, a time when video games weren't all about trying to pack cutting edge graphics and sound into the games with the worst possible gameplay. A time when games weren't released broken and fixed later with patches, and certainly a time when games were released complete and not cut apart and sold back to us in mini pieces..
Helpful? Yes No Funny
t_h_omy
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
Awesome editor!
Check out my tracks and rate them *****
My name in the game is fox. Add me to friendlist!
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Desolater IV
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Retro Styled 2D Racer
https://youtu.be/_VLVNytHOzI
+ Fantastic chiptune soundtrack
+ Map Editor
+ Tons of user-generated tracks / plenty of content
+ Fun short and sweet gameplay
+ Simple controls
+ Leaderboards (this game is great for people who love competiting for times)

- Trailer is VERY MISLEADING, as I could not find the levels shown in the game :(

~ I feel like a game like this could really use some multiplayer, would be great to play with a friend instead of a ghost
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
33 of 45 people (73%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Race.a.bit is compareable to visiting McDonalds.

While your meal doesn't even come close to what it looked like in the advertisements and you can't tell if the burger was involved in a terrible accident or left the kitchen in this state purposely, it is still VERY enjoyable and you will come back for more...

...even if it gives you explosive diarrhea the next morning.



*Disclaimer: Race.a.bit won't actually give you explosive diarrhea.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
The roar of the engine, the smell of petrol in your nostrils, the blinding sun penetrating the windshield. You sit behind the wheel of your five hundred thousand dollar race car, a pair of worn black sunglasses (The Rowdy ones) rest half-cocked off your nose. You rev the engine, hearing it purr like a kitten, the heat raises inside the beast.. You feel trickles of sweat running down your face... No time to relax, it's only time to win, everyone knows "if you ain't first, you're last" (Ricky Bobby for the win)

Well unfortunately the situation I described above won't be something you'll find in Race.a.bit, what you will find is a pleasant throwback to 80's gaming. Devoid of all the modern trappings graphically overproduced piles of dung 3d racing games that exist to simply look good but have zero substance. The simplistic nature of Race.a.bit will be a nice refreshing change of pace. Kick back, and hit up some crazy tracks with your square or diamond shaped block. Anyone born prior to 1990 will appreciate the game, people who grew up playing games like Super Sprint.

Pro's
Awesome throwback to 80's racing games
AI that doesn't cheat
Simplistic and familiar controls for retro gamers
Game accomplishes what it sets out to accomplish

Con's
The music...
The need to create a separate account to save your high scores
A minor issue with the timer on races,

Recommendation
I'll start off by saying if you were born after 1990, you won't like the game and should probably avoid it. (unless you are a fan of retro gaming) Anyone born in the 80's, when A.l.F from Melmac was attempted to eat the Tanner's cat lucky, or you were fighting for your right to Party, or you still think Cyndi Lauper is a chart topper with perfect pitch, you'll most likely love this game. Playing it really took me back in time, I remembered all those amazing times in the 80's, it was prior to me donning my Hammer Pants and thinking Ice Ice Baby was cool, back when my life was atari and then nintendo, playing old school racing games, trying to beat the high score, trying to show (heck no multiplayer back then, so it was all about topping my brother) my friends who the king of the neighborhood was.

So I totally recommend you get this game, it'll bring you back to a better time, a time when video games weren't all about trying to pack cutting edge graphics and sound into the games with the worst possible gameplay. A time when games weren't released broken and fixed later with patches, and certainly a time when games were released complete and not cut apart and sold back to us in mini pieces..
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Retro Styled 2D Racer
https://youtu.be/_VLVNytHOzI
+ Fantastic chiptune soundtrack
+ Map Editor
+ Tons of user-generated tracks / plenty of content
+ Fun short and sweet gameplay
+ Simple controls
+ Leaderboards (this game is great for people who love competiting for times)

- Trailer is VERY MISLEADING, as I could not find the levels shown in the game :(

~ I feel like a game like this could really use some multiplayer, would be great to play with a friend instead of a ghost
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Firstly, ignore the trailer. The game isn't a homage to retro games of old. HOWEVER, that's not to say you shouldn't buy this (after all, it comes with a level designer, go make your own). It's a great top down racer, almost like a 2D Trackmania. The gameplay is solid and the controls responsive. You'll find yourself resetting the track to improve your time and ranking.

The name is accurate, you'll race a bit, 5 minutes here and there, but I've found myself coming back to it again and again in short bursts.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Simple and fun game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
RACE.A.BIT:
~~~~~~~~~

Ladies and Gentleman, it’s time to rev up your engine! Are you ready to show your driving expertise and rise to the top of the world RACE.A.BIT leader board? Well, what are you waiting for? Jump in your car and go for the gold and the number “ONE” spot!

RACE.A.BIT is a fabulous retro racing game with an excellent and easy level editor. RACE.A.BIT has 20 official tracks to race and the aim is to race around the track (usually 3 laps) as fast as you can to score the prestigious RACE.A.BIT Gold Medal. The first couple of tracks are quite easy but as you progress and unlock the other ones, you will have obstacles to avoid. In addition you will have to deal with different terrains and objects that assist you to go faster or help you to surmount obstacles. If you are extremely competitive (most gamers are), why don’t you try to knock the number one spot-holder on the leader board for each track. That would be a great challenge! Also, you can challenge a friend on a specific track, which is really fun too.

The level editor is actually very easy to use and fun. First you choose how big the map is. Then you design your own track (s). You decide where to put the obstacles (bombs, icy road, etc) and place assisting objects. Then, when you finish your “Grand Prix” track, you can test it and change it if needs be. I must admit that my creations were all over the joint, but I had a lot of fun. This aspect gives the game a huge amount of re-playability for yourself and for the community.
The controls are very responsive, the graphics represent well the 80’s era. Just great!!

Positives:
~~~~~~~

- Great retro racing game
- Fabulous and easy level editor
- Online Leaderboard
- Great game for all ages, fun and addictive
- Achievements & trading cards

Negatives:
~~~~~~~~

- Soundtracks can be a bit annoying

This game reminds me of the game I used to play in my youth - I really enjoyed it!

9/10

Key provided by developer/publisher for review purposes. Any opinions expressed are entirely my own!

MORE THE_CPT_FROGGY REVIEWS HERE

FOLLOW THE CPT FROGGY CURATOR PAGE HERE
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Maaan!
I really wanted to drive my car into those friggin Space Invaders
then Tokyo drift across Pinky and Blinky stupid faces.

As I watched the car exit the mario pipe and wreck
I knew it was too good to be true.
I longed to die in that odd car crash.

You may say I am a dreamer but I'm not the only one.

Imagine:

Driving up the Donkey Kong stage
or
racing the evil cars causing the
amphibious holocaust
in Frogger

It is not going to happen here but
you can recreate the scenes and interact with them.
The racing is tight and feels just like an old school racer.

There are lots of cool features to create your own
2D racer without getting your neck all beardy.
Simple and easy to use.

Race.a.bit offers hundreds
soon thousands
maybe millions
of tracks...
all depends on how hard you work.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I am already addicted.... played the whole night :-)
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Good little game, doesn't look spectacular at first, but the bameplay is excellent, different play modes add more even more value. A minor hidden gem
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful