8 More Thrilling Racers To Dive Into!
Cruis’n Blast is an over-the-top bundle of absurdity every racing fan must play. This game offers your typical arcade modes and purchasable vehicles. However, it adds a degree of hilarity and fun that’s on par with some of the best in the genre. From rideable dinosaurs to soaring choppers, there’s much room for experimentation with this series.
If you’ve finished playing Cruis’n Blast and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 8 picks.
Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.
So without further ado, we present 8 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like Cruis’n Blast.
Midnight Club III
Midnight Club III is a marvelous arcade racing game that’ll get your heart pumping. This game improves upon its previous installments by providing gamers with more customization options and allowing them to navigate through beautifully detailed locales.
Like Cruis’n Blast, this game contains a nice variety of vehicles and a catchy soundtrack. Midnight Club III offers more freedom than Cruis’n Blast though. Instead of your typical races, this game allows you to drive around the city be it through tunnels or highways. Think Grand Theft Auto, but with a little more trim.
While this game felt more grounded, you could pull off some supernatural mischief. For example, Midnight Club III introduced special abilities that’d make your car feel like a superhero. From producing shockwaves on the ground to slightly stopping time, there were many funny and epic antics you’d pull in this title.
Need For Speed (Series)
The Need For Speed series of games struck a great balance of realism and wackiness. While most fans prefer Underground 2, others find its other entries warrant just as much praise. On the other hand, Underground 2 features some memorable soundtracks and great customization.
It had fewer problems and introduced some clever and jaw-dropping mechanics for its time. The races were challenging and always filled people with excitement. You can take part in these activities from anywhere and at any time.
There are several instances where the competitors you race will give you tips on where to purchase incredible upgrades too. With its free-roaming city, excellent weather effects, and variety of gameplay modes that’d help you improve as a driver, this series remains one of the best the racing video game genre has to offer.
Hot Wheels Unleashed
Despite Hot Wheels being a commercial product targeted toward adolescents, this is a game everyone can enjoy. Like Cruis’n Blast, this game harbors a decent variety of vehicles from the Hot Wheels catalog. A few of them appear as wacky and nonsensical as the dinosaurs and helicopters you can unlock in Cruis’n Blast.
Cruis’n Blast and Hot Wheels Unleashed are creative pulsating games that will bring you back to your younger years. It contains stunning visuals, impressive tracks, and a slew of modes to keep you invested. The game’s controls feel great, and each car operates differently providing you with new experiences each time you race.
The game’s level designs feel childish but evoke beauty. This game offers a fun online mode where you can race against 11 other opponents in challenges. However, if you’re someone who prefers racing against people in your household, the game offers phenomenal split-screen co-op for up to 2 players. If you’re a fan of arcade racing titles that evoke humor, check out Hot Wheels Unleashed.
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Burnout Paradise Remastered contains better visuals than the original game. This game features a dramatic glow-up to everyone’s favorite city of Paradise, providing new and long-term fans a playground worth traversing. Add-ons from the previous iteration can be found here, but they’re rendered in 4K.
The details will persuade gamers to drive through every tunnel and highway this city offers. The game features just enough challenges, events, and vehicles for you to put several hours into its gameplay. Like Cruis’n Blast, Burnout Paradise offers numerous vehicles from well-designed retro vehicles to fast motorbikes.
The game offers some quirky modes like Cops and Robbers for those who like wacky game modes in racing games. Nevertheless, you can anticipate the game’s races to be full of challenge and excitement. Fans looking for a semi-realistic take on arcade racers should definitely check this one out.
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
From a semi-bonkers title to one that’s all out insane, we arrive at Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, the latest installment in the Mario Kart series of games. This is a title many Nintendo Switch owners would say is a mandatory purchase. This game contains a proper battle mode, new characters and tracks, and improved visuals.
This game’s become Nintendo’s best-selling title of all time. Noticing the impressive sales, Nintendo’s published a Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass, which will add 48 new tracks to its current roster of courses it has available. Although it’s purchasable DLC, this adds so much more value to the game.
DLC aside, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe follows the traditional Mario Kart formula. It presents you with numerous cups to complete, modes to challenge your friends in, and an online option to test your skills. For $60 USD, this is a title worth purchasing and adding to your catalog.
Trailblazers are what happens when you mix Splatoon and F-Zero together. Developed by Supergonk, this speedy and colorful racing game provides a new take on the formula. In it, players will paint tracks with an assigned team color.
It’s a game that evokes the same wacky yet glorious energy as Cruis’n Blast. It emphasizes teamwork and strategy more than Cruis’n Blast, though. This is because painting tracks will allow your team to achieve excellent speed boosts.
Trailblazers isn’t a perfect racing game. It has several issues stemming from its wonky controls to its quirky track design. The voice acting in the game may come off as unpleasant or grating to your ear. If you can overlook these issues, you’ll walk away from this game feeling satisfied.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Nintendo isn’t the only company with an all-star roster of characters. Over the years, Sega has created many memorable and enjoyable games to play besides Sonic the Hedgehog. To acknowledge their growth, they went on to create a slew of party and racing games featuring Sonic and other iconic characters.
One of the titles that leave quite the impression is Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Like Cruis’n Blast, this is a racing game that can feel exhilarating and comedic. It offers unique game mechanics that allow it to stand out from other kart racers like Crash Team Racing and the well-beloved Mario Kart series.
It boasts many maps, missions, and characters. Each feature offers something unique and fun to the game. The vehicles in this game can transform into aircraft or boats during certain sections of a race. The maps have enough shortcuts and routes to warrant fans’ time. Although the visuals can be occasionally distracting, this is a stellar racing game worth playing.
Racing enthusiasts looking for another over-the-top game to play should look no further than Wreckfest. This demolition derby-themed racing title packs enough heart-pumping collisions and tracks to warrant several play sessions from you.
Like Cruis’n Blast, Wreckfest blends hilarity and chaos in the most satisfying ways possible. In this title, you’ll experience outlandish car crashes as you clash with enemies to reach the finish line. The game features some customization options and upgrades that’ll entice you to continue playing it.
You can customize your vehicles to the fullest. Whether it’s swapping out its bumpers or side protectors, the developers at Bugbear want players to feel immersed in Wreckfest’s catastrophic world. The game features two forms of racing gameplay from standard races to demolition match-ups.
Each mode will leave players with a satisfying smile on their faces. This game’s roster of vehicles isn’t as wacky as Cruis’n Blast’s but delivers enough variety and flair to keep you interested. With its fun career mode, competitive online play, and several challenges, Wreckfest is a title worth playing after Cruis’n Blast.
So there we have it, our 8 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Cruis’n Blast.
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