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With its top-down fast action, Mantis Burn Racing [Official Site] looks like a fun game to play. Its developers have indicated they are open to a Linux port, so make your voices heard if you're interested.

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The developers have expressed their willingness to port the game to Linux in this thread if there’s enough interest. It isn’t a solid promise but it’s a start! Top-down racers aren’t exactly a common thing, so it’d be nice to have something arcade-y and fast-paced like this on Linux, especially as the visuals and effects are also rather striking.

The game has a whole range of features, including local splitscreen multiplayer and an online mode as well. There's a few options for customizing your racing car as well with parts and all that, so you can make sure you have the edge on any track.

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The race is on in Mantis Burn Racing, where fast-paced bumper-to-bumper racing combines with intuitive, tactile gameplay and stunning visuals in one of the best-looking and immersive top-down racers around. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Action, Racing, Steam
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DamonLinuxPL 11 May, 2017
Looking very similar to Little Street Racer.
scaine 11 May, 2017
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Quoting: DamonLinuxPLLooking very similar to Little Street Racer.
True, but Mantis is much prettier, I think, and there's something about how "vertical" Little Racers camera stands that put me off it. I tended to find that I needed to run each race in that game a couple of times because a few turns were so sudden, I couldn't prepare for them. From memory, it was also a wee grindy to get better cars, but no idea how Mantis compares in that regard.

I do enjoy this kind of game though, so it's good to see some (quality) competition.
Feist 11 May, 2017
Huh, long ago I was very fond of an arcade game that was called "Super Sprint" and later I also enjoyed "Death Rally" on PC. This looks similar to both of those and I don´t think I have seen someting like it on linux, so I´ll certainly add my voice to a porting.
Zaxth 11 May, 2017
I was just playing "Super Skidmarks" on FS-UAE, and thought that this is a genre that's been severely underrepresented in recent years.
Kuduzkehpan 11 May, 2017
graphics are good and i love to pay for this if mechanics are good too.
and it seems unity engine.
TheRiddick 11 May, 2017
Looks like fun, reminds me of the old micromachine games back in the days.
mborse 11 May, 2017
Quoting: FeistHuh, long ago I was very fond of an arcade game that was called "Super Sprint" and later I also enjoyed "Death Rally" on PC. This looks similar to both of those and I don´t think I have seen someting like it on linux, so I´ll certainly add my voice to a porting.

Ah, i played that on the arcades as well, and on the ZX Spectrum. Similar to 3D stock car championship as well, View video on youtube.com
Duckeenie 11 May, 2017
Quoting: mborse
Quoting: FeistHuh, long ago I was very fond of an arcade game that was called "Super Sprint" and later I also enjoyed "Death Rally" on PC. This looks similar to both of those and I don´t think I have seen someting like it on linux, so I´ll certainly add my voice to a porting.

Ah, i played that on the arcades as well, and on the ZX Spectrum. Similar to 3D stock car championship as well, View video on youtube.com

That frame rate :)

Super Sprint however was exhilarating on those 4 player machines in the arcades. One of my favourite games from back in the day.
Salvatos 11 May, 2017
A little redundant, yet this article has already spurred two more pages of support posts in the thread so I guess GOL has a lot of new readers?
lordgault 11 May, 2017
I will never forget Speed Demons
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