Retro has taken the raceway design and asked “What if we make it….smaller?”. I love seeing inventive takes on a new genre. These sorts of things show that is has some staying power. I think the use of terrain types helps to emphasize the race track. I will admit I was largely button mashing when I played it, but apparently there is a 33% difference between button mashing and the best score. Cool level!
This is one of the rare levels that takes a look at the platformer genre of Levelhead and says “How about we not?”. Another example of that is someone making a pinball machine. This level simulates a multi-lap race and nails the theme. The checkerboard flag is such a nice touch.
I found it fun to run around, although I had some trouble getting past the first corner, as I need to get better at flingos. The level overall looks attractive and colorful.
As a proof of concept, this is perfect and i wouldn’t change a thing. But as a new genre, there is so much potential to be explored. for example, I’d love to see a version that has all three of the power ups, and requires each one to complete the laps. Reall innovative stuff!