Super Laser Racer is an exciting combat racing game set in outer geometric space. Blast your way to the top of the leaderboards using lasers, missiles, bombs and more! 24 exhilarating tracks, 12 racers, 8 challenging tournaments, online multi-player and a track editor.
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Very Positive (76 reviews) - 86% of the 76 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 18, 2010

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Super Laser Racer is an exciting combat racing game set in outer geometric space. Blast your way to the top of the leaderboards using lasers, missiles, bombs and more! 24 exhilarating tracks, 12 racers, 8 challenging tournaments, online multi-player and a track editor.

  • 24 exhilirating tracks
  • 12 racers to unlock
  • 8 challenging tournaments
  • Bombs, cannons, lasers, mines, missiles, plasmas!
  • Online leaderboards
  • Eliminator and Survival race modes
  • Create your own tracks

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 256MB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 40MB of free space
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Sound: OpenAL
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Very Positive (76 reviews)
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Johnny Takigero
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Usually very cheap indie games on Steam is reserved for the worst that indie devs have to offer or at it's best a game you'll play a couple times then forget you ever had. But despite being a very cheap indie game this game fits neither and is actually really good. Think of a 2D, Vector Graphics, Top-Down view version of Wipeout. And if that sounds good to you then I would certainly recommend buying this and even if you're not a Wipeout fan I would still recommend this!
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Eli the Brave
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 8, 2015
Lots of fun!
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The Cookie Drag0n
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 7, 2015
What a crock this is.

Every vehicle handles pretty much the same as the others, aside from very minute differences, the power-ups are a joke, and the difficulty is completely artificial.

+Soundtrack is okay, I guess.
+The style is nice. Lasers are pretty cool.
+Top down racer.

-Controller support is a joke. You can't pause the race with anything but the escape key. No modern controller support. (A big "screw you" to ExBawks and PS users.)
-Power-ups aren't remotely balanced. You can get hit with a tractor beam off-screen and be slowed and unable to turn for as long as they're behind you. So you could drop from first to last because of one power-p.
-The vehicles handle the same, and thus the stat values mean nothing. 20% of what? 80% of what?

All in all, glad I got this in a humble bundle for a dollar. Any more and I would've dragged Valve to court to get this refunded if I had to.
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Berrypingu
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9, 2015
I Bought this game for my friend and me. We tried multiplayer and it never works and there is no other people online. I Tried to request a refund for this game but Valve Declined it. Even through I didn't follow the 14 days of purchase thing. But I barley put any time into this and I refund a refund for this.
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XCT3
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7, 2015
In descending order of annoyance:
- Mellow, mumbling announcer. What's she saying?!
- Some annoyingly loud and boring or random music.
- No satisfying weapon hit sounds.
- Actual gameplay not as fast as store video suggests. I recommend F-Zero and SpeedRunners instead.
- Editor lacks zoom, gamepad support, edge scrolling, and correctly defined start area because it won't save your track without one!
- Multiplayer service is down, showing only weird HTML.
- Unbalanced weapons. Some require exact aim and others instantly affect the nearest player anywhere on the map.
- Rocket still plays seeking sound after exploding.
- Engines sound slow, and loud while idle.
- Collision physics are kinda random.
- Border areas deal damage as well as slow you down even more. Super Mario Kart leaves damage to easier, more satisfying weapons.

Good:
+ Old gamepads are (mostly) supported.
+ Lots of vehicles and tracks.
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SoundlessSaturn
( 40.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12, 2015
♥♥♥♥ Roza
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Ryan
( 66.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3, 2015
Super Laser Racer is... I don't really know how to describe it. It's like a... geometric racing game? With lasers and pretty colors? I don't know. I enjoyed it. I actually received it as a gift from two friends who, when I told them I had no intention of purchasing it, each chipped in a quarter and purchased it for me when it was on sale. Yeah, it seriously cost $0.50. So naturally, I expected low quality. And for what it is, it's not a bad deal at all!

The last achievement (to earn the "special medal" on all tournaments and difficulties) was a bit of a grind, but overall it's a fun game to play. It's nice to pick up when you have a few minutes to burn and are cooling down after a large AAA game (like BioShock Infinite), and actually has a surprisingly good soundtrack too (considering it cost $0.50...)

For so cheap, you can't really go wrong. I can't say I thoroughly enjoyed the game, but I didn't *not* enjoy it... you know what I mean? X'D
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CtrlAltDestroy
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21, 2015
This is a really old game! It's a F-Zero type racer (where your cars can blow up if you take too much damage, and you can heal by running over special tracks), with some Mario Kart items and Geometry Wars graphics. The soundtrack is very good if you're into electronica, and each racecar has different properties that can work with different playstyles or different racetracks.

For achievement hunters who happen to have this in their library already, it should provide about 10 hours of pleasant frustration. Otherwise, I don't really recommend it.

Firstly, this game has an outrageous number of technical problems. Sometimes when you try to run it, it doesn't initialize and you have to task-kill it before trying again. Sometimes it runs, but if something's hogging processor cycles, the framerate lag will snowball out of control until the game becomes completely unplayable. And the online multiplayer has long since been disabled, you can't host a server anymore. LAN play still works, however.

If you actually get the game to run, you might find that it's a very decent racer. There are some real magical moments of exhilaration when you're absolutely shredding the track and trying to maintain your first place lead. Unfortunately, the magic is killed by the game's terrible selection of items and the CPU players who will use them on you. See, when you get hit with an item, you lose the ability to steer your vehicle for about five seconds. It's just about as annoying as it might sound. If you're about to take a sharp turn and a CPU player comes up from behind and blasts you with a seeking missile... sorry! Now you're careening off the track and way in last place, and there was nothing you could really do to prevent it. Luck-based Mario Kart hell.

The items are not only unfun to get hit with, they're unfun to wield, and they require high precision if you want to do anything with them -- precision that the CPU players have, but not you. While I never caught a CPU blatantly cheating, they have an infuriatingly accurate aiming algorithm that leads their shot to exactly where you'll be when the shot will hit. It's very impressive and must use some kind of trigonometry calculation, but it will make you pull your hair out. They also have an uncanny ability to get a seeking missile or a tractor beam when they're in close second. Naturally, the shield item is the best item in the game, and it's usually the case that the player(s) who get the shield within the first five seconds of the race will be able to get a huge lead that they'll keep for the remainder of the race.

The weapon chaos wouldn't be so bad if the game didn't expect you to come in first place every single race if you want to get the final achievement. Luckily, you get infinite retries if you abuse the restarting feature, and you will absolutely need to abuse it if you want to survive the random chaos in the first ten seconds of every race.

Overall, it's a perfect demonstration of why an F-Zero racer shouldn't have Mario Kart items. It's one of those games that's a complete blast when you're winning, but utter bull when bad luck screws everything up. Give it another chance if you already own it, but otherwise avoid.
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XStential
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11, 2015
Cool topdown racer, includes a level editor, drivings clean and fun
Buy it for the price its at!
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gilbert12113
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7, 2015
I don't know whether to recommend or not; I just can't play it, because the controls are too confusing for me. They are very simple - accelerate, brake, left, right. However, it is not easy to use these in a "relative" context - right/left with respect to the car, not with respect to what you see. So, you may have to press left to turn toward (absolute) up ... or to turn toward (absolute) down go

I would have loved "up, down, right, left" on a joystick or keyboard.

Played 20' max.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2013
I thoroughly recommend this game. If you are an old-schooler and remember Super Cars (II or III) on Amiga 500 or Micro Machines to a lesser degree, then this is very similar.

It's a very racey shootey 2D-er, with a great challenge and fantastic soundtrack, (the kind of beat beat boom boom boom, I usually only like in video games). If you can pick it up cheap, then do!

You probably won’t give it 100 hours, but if you give it 10 or 20 they will not be boring.

I give it 10 thumbs up (wait, what?).
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
The game has a few bugs and inconveniences:
- Gamepad doesn't really work. With it plugged in I couldn't race. It gets stuck on the loading screen just before a race.
- Windowed mode isn't recommended. The gameplay will be extremely choppy. Fullscreen is basically required for smooth play.
- You can't do much else if you're playing this game. If you run any other software at the same time that uses your CPU reasonably, this game'll be choppy. It seems a tad poorly coded for such a simple looking game.

That aside, for just under 1 euro (in a sale) you have an amusing little racing game. You have a choice out of various tracks, difficulty, and what type of race you want. You can do a normal race, elimination, survival, or time trial. Multiplayer's possible as well, though I haven't tried it yet. You can also decide which vehicle you want to race in, each have their own pros and cons.

The screenshots of this game pretty much says it all about what the game looks like. You get to be able to shoot at your opponents, after you've driven over those red square thingies. That is the weapon box. The other symbols have various effects like boost, or reducing your speed. You can customize tracks as well, including changing the colors.

I can recommend this game if you see it for cheap in a sale and you happen to like top-down racing games.. It's just that, a little racing game, worth a buck at most.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2015
This is a really old game! It's a F-Zero type racer (where your cars can blow up if you take too much damage, and you can heal by running over special tracks), with some Mario Kart items and Geometry Wars graphics. The soundtrack is very good if you're into electronica, and each racecar has different properties that can work with different playstyles or different racetracks.

For achievement hunters who happen to have this in their library already, it should provide about 10 hours of pleasant frustration. Otherwise, I don't really recommend it.

Firstly, this game has an outrageous number of technical problems. Sometimes when you try to run it, it doesn't initialize and you have to task-kill it before trying again. Sometimes it runs, but if something's hogging processor cycles, the framerate lag will snowball out of control until the game becomes completely unplayable. And the online multiplayer has long since been disabled, you can't host a server anymore. LAN play still works, however.

If you actually get the game to run, you might find that it's a very decent racer. There are some real magical moments of exhilaration when you're absolutely shredding the track and trying to maintain your first place lead. Unfortunately, the magic is killed by the game's terrible selection of items and the CPU players who will use them on you. See, when you get hit with an item, you lose the ability to steer your vehicle for about five seconds. It's just about as annoying as it might sound. If you're about to take a sharp turn and a CPU player comes up from behind and blasts you with a seeking missile... sorry! Now you're careening off the track and way in last place, and there was nothing you could really do to prevent it. Luck-based Mario Kart hell.

The items are not only unfun to get hit with, they're unfun to wield, and they require high precision if you want to do anything with them -- precision that the CPU players have, but not you. While I never caught a CPU blatantly cheating, they have an infuriatingly accurate aiming algorithm that leads their shot to exactly where you'll be when the shot will hit. It's very impressive and must use some kind of trigonometry calculation, but it will make you pull your hair out. They also have an uncanny ability to get a seeking missile or a tractor beam when they're in close second. Naturally, the shield item is the best item in the game, and it's usually the case that the player(s) who get the shield within the first five seconds of the race will be able to get a huge lead that they'll keep for the remainder of the race.

The weapon chaos wouldn't be so bad if the game didn't expect you to come in first place every single race if you want to get the final achievement. Luckily, you get infinite retries if you abuse the restarting feature, and you will absolutely need to abuse it if you want to survive the random chaos in the first ten seconds of every race.

Overall, it's a perfect demonstration of why an F-Zero racer shouldn't have Mario Kart items. It's one of those games that's a complete blast when you're winning, but utter bull when bad luck screws everything up. Give it another chance if you already own it, but otherwise avoid.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Are you a fan of retro racing games like Wipeout or F-Zero? Are you a fan of Geometry Wars? If so, buy this game. It's a brilliant little top-down kart-style racer with Geometry Wars-esque ships and graphics and Wipeout-esque weapons. Such a simple concept, and pulled off really well. There's even online multiplayer, so you can vector-obliterate your friends' glowy ships! :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2011
What a fun little title! This reminds me of the top down game "Micro Machines 64" on the N64. This indy title has all the fun that indy games bring, with none of the annoying issues. All resoloutions are supported, it supports controllers, you can easily rebind the controls, and the online multiplayer works like a charm! I whole heartedly reccomend this game to anyone & everyone. The game has a wonderful soundtrack as well. The soundtrack combined with the visuals makes this game a complete joy to play. ~PR0XIDIAN
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 28, 2011
Super Laser Racer was a hidden gem in an indie racing pack. Super fun arcade title that brought me back to playing Galaga & Tempest in Windows 3.1 (These are true classics for those who don't know). Loved it. 8/10 for an indie title.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2010
It's actually a rather fun top-down racer. Like a TRON-flavored R.C. Pro-Am. And since it's all 2D, it runs quite well on just about any laptop.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2010
Awesome top-down arcade/combat racer with the visual style of Arcadia and Geometry Wars. Also, just got a HUGE free update which gave it more levels, more music, more awesome, and MULTIPLAYER. One of the best titles for the money :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2011
This one take me back to the good times of top-down racing!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
If Super Laser Racer were a pair of sneakers, mine would be worn-out, haggard shreds of leather, and I've enjoyed wearing them since they were bright, shiny, and sitting in a box with crumpled up packing paper.

SLC invites you to defeat all of it. It offers enough variety in tracks and levels of difficulty that it was fun to revisit until I'd completed everything.

The game is simple and straight-forward. The controls are relatively decent and you'll never have a tough time figuring out what your objective is (in case you're wondering: WIN THE RACE ;-).
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