Reminding me of some classic arcade racers including Mario Kart, SuperTuxKart and others, Slide is along a similar theme with it being easy to jump right in. Mentioned before here on GOL, it's a family-friendly arcade racing game with a colourful animal cast.
Much like the other aforementioned racers, Slide is seriously easy to get into but can be challenging to actually win. This is due to the power-ups you can grab from boxes, on top of the actual racing mechanics. The tracks take place in rather magical dream-like worlds that don't really make any sense. Animals can slide right off the watery tracks if you're not careful too. You have the ability to jump over obstacles, and dive beneath the surface to build up a sudden boost of speed as well.
From the demo, Slide seems like it's going to be worth a further look in the full game. It works great, looks wonderful and has some lovely music to back it all up too. It doesn't do much that's drastically different to other kart-style racers, besides switching the cast to animals swimming through dreams. The diving mechanic is very similar to boost-drifting we've seen before with a visual twist on it all. Sweet? Absolutely! But enough to pull people in? I'm not sure.
Thankfully, even though it's a local multiplayer title there are bots so you can try it by yourself too.
Find the demo on itch.io. It's also coming to Steam, with a demo expected there too in the upcoming Autumn Festival.
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