February turned out to be a pretty slow month for Must Have games here at Slide To Play. Still, we handed out Must Have scores to five titles, and one of them stands above the rest. It’s a racing game that may not take place on a large scale, but it packs all the fun and excitement of a great kart racer and shrinks it down to the size of Micro Machines. Our Game of the Month for February 2013 is Table Top Racing, by Playrise Digital.
Table Top Racing is a kart racer (think Mario Kart), but instead of transporting you to a faraway land like the Mushroom Kingdom, the game takes place in common household environments like counter tops and garage workbenches. It’s a clever idea that makes each track seem familiar yet new and exciting.
The small scale isn’t the only thing that makes Table Top Racing stand out. It also packs an array of crazy vehicles to drive, eight colorful tracks, and six game modes– all of which you have to master to motor through the campaign. And when you’re ready to take your skills to the real world, you can compete in online races through Game Center with friends or random opponents. It all adds up to a killer package, and our favorite game released in February.
Another great game to land on the App Store in February is Little Inferno, a port of a Wii U downloadable game from the Experimental Gameplay Group, who also made World of Goo. Little Inferno is a bizarre and creative title that takes place in a cold post-apocalyptic world. The gameplay consists of thumbing through catalogs and ordering things like dolls, magnets, and batteries. When these items arrive, you toss them into the fireplace. Combining items as they burn earns you combos and extra money, with which you purchase more items to burn. Then letters start to arrive, and the storyline starts to fall into place. Little Inferno is a fun game that actually has something to say.
Congratulations to Playrise Digital, the makers of Table Top Racing, and the Experimental Gameplay Group, the company behind Little Inferno, for bringing us our favorite games this month! Meanwhile, you should also check out these other Must Have iOS games that we reviewed in February: Puzzle Retreat, Dungelot, and Roar Rampage.