Australia is a long way from everywhere, and you sure as hell can’t get to any other country by bus. It was with regret then that ATVG had to decline an invitation to Vector Unit’s 10 Year Anniversary Party at this year’s GDC in San Fransisco, even though it would’ve been a great opportunity to put our patented salutation into practice – safe planes and good whisky.
Vector Unit is one of the few studios with multiple games available for the Apple TV platform, and we thought a 10 year anniversary is a perfect time to have a closer look at the team, and its contribution to this relatively new digital-only console’s catalogue.
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Ok folks, we need to talk about Beach Buggy Racing.
Here at ATVG, we feel we’ve neglected this excellent kart racer from Vector Unit for far too long. We’ve written extensively about the studio’s Riptide GP: Renegade, posting a full review, and including it in our various housekeeping lists, such as last year’s best of, and also this recent collection of PS4 and Xbox One games that you can play on the Apple TV platform.
A while back ATVG also took a deep dive into Vector Unit’s Mousebot, a fun vehicle-based 3D platformer (with Easter eggs).
Beach Buggy Racing however, somehow slipped through our net. We’ve mentioned it in passing, but have never really given it the love it deserves. If Apple TV could only have one good example of every classic gaming genre, we’d be more than happy for Beach Buggy Racing to carry the torch for kart racing.
And to help that torch shine even brighter, yesterday saw an update that brought local 4 player split screen. Now that’s kart racing.
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