Static Shift Racing, a street racing game developed by Timbo Jimbo. It boasts a 90s aesthetic, a vast array of customization options, and an open-world setting. Despite its ambitious nature, the game launched this week and it turned out to be a success. Although the game still has room for improvement. It is incredibly fun and the open-world environment, while not as vast as other games. It is beautifully detailed with intricate roadways. Overall, it was a majorly impressive launch.
Plenty customization options
The vehicle selection in Static Shift Racing is limited to just 5 initially. But each one is unique and offers plenty of customization options. The quality and polish of the game is impressive, even compared to larger studios. The progression system for the driver and vehicles is engaging. Allowing players to earn XP, unlock new parts, and upgrade their ride. The game loop of racing and upgrading is very satisfying, similar to playing a loot-based dungeon crawler. Additionally, the racing itself is enjoyable, with an arcade-style and heavy emphasis on drifting. The developers successfully captured a specific vibe in the game and it is evident in the gameplay.
Positive aspects and some drawbacks.
Static Shift Racing has a lot of positive aspects, but there are also some drawbacks. The main issue is that the game is currently lacking in content, with limited open-world areas, vehicles, and event types. However, the developers have stated that more content is in the works, but it remains to be seen if they will follow through. Another issue is that it is a free-to-play game with a ticket system for entering races and two types of in-game currency. So far, it has not been a problem, but the long-term effects of this system are yet to be seen. Despite these drawbacks, the game has a solid base and has the potential to be something truly special. The fact that it is free allows players to try it out for themselves and see if it appeals to them.
Static Shift Racing at Google Play