Beach Buggy Racing

Windows 8.1 App Watch: Beach Buggy Racing

Way to kick start a new week with an excellent new game! Beach Buggy Racing may be in the vein of Mario Kart, the hit series of Nintendo titles, but it is very much welcome.

On the Windows platform, that is.

The game is designed by the same folks behind the Riptide GP series, and it brings some remarkably refine kart racing to the table, complete with a career mode that has the player slowly climbing to the top of the table by winning increasingly challenging races.

More on that, after the official description:

“Beach Buggy is back with an explosive sequel! Drive into an action-packed, surprise-filled world of off-road kart racing mayhem. Race against a field of rival drivers, each with unique personalities and special abilities. Build a collection of crazy powerups, like Dodgeball Frenzy, Fireball, and Oil Slick.

Unlock and upgrade a variety of cars, from dune buggies to monster trucks. Test your skills in 6 different game modes on 12 imaginative 3D race tracks, against a pack of tropical-loving rivals with a serious case of road rage!”

As you can see, the graphics are fantastic, colorful and vivid, and the game supports keyboard, touch and gamepad for controls — all of which work flawlessly. The free title allows the possibility of upgrading your vehicles or switch cars altogether using coins.

These are available while playing the game, or you can buy them as in-app purchases.

You also get a multiplayer mode, which need to be purchased, and is not available as free. But if you like some kart racing, or have enjoyed playing Mario Kart games, then this one is right near there. Universal, supports x86, x64 and ARM versions of Windows. Well worth a download.

Click here to check out Beach Buggy Racing on the Windows Store.