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Switch port's a bit of a mess. Still as lovable as ever.
What a delightful little game! Really enjoyable loop. Love how much freedom you have to carve your own way through the world. Loved the rate at which new upgrades are handed out, and how that's very much controlled by your skill and the pace at which you grok the game. Movement was a blast by the end. Glad I finally played it!
Despite having far fewer tracks than I remember, and resorting to mirroring tracks pretty early on, Lego Racers somehow remains exactly as fun as I remember it being.
The brick system for powering up your power ups is great, and it's still a blast to break things by using the full-power green brick warp power up over and over.
Later circuits also remain a challenge, probably because the CPU cheats to higher degree, and there's likely a ton of rubberbanding going on there, but it doesn't feel impossible.
After finally finishing the game and defeating all of its host racers 22 years after first playing it on my family's eMachines PC, I can confirm this game still rules.