Enjoyed Blur? The game, that is, not the band. Like arcade flying? Ever wished that there'd be a dedicated power-up-oriented racing game that basically smooshed together Blur, Pilotwings, and the aerial bits from Diddy Kong Racing?
Well that's what SkyDrift is.
Gamersgate is selling the base game for £1.40, which is a bit of a steal, and you can also pick up the Extreme Fighters DLC and Gladiator Multiplayer Pack for a handful of pennies too in the current sale.
We frequently see this 8/10 arcade aerial racing game hit rock bottom prices, but Green Man Gaming have upped the ante by throwing in the entire DLC smorgasbord too. It's well worth checking out if you fancy the idea of going up tiddly up up and down tiddly down down in a flying machine. Not unlike some sort of magnificent man.
We're always a little sad to see this 8/10 arcade aerial racing game hit rock bottom prices, but frankly, we're mainly chuffed for you guys. SkyDrift is currently available for just under £2.50 at GMG (slightly less than their barmy £1.74 offer from last Christmas, admittedly), which is well worth checking out if you fancy the idea of going up tiddly up up and down tiddly down down in a flying machine. Not unlike some sort of magnificent man.
We're always a little sad to see this 8/10 arcade aerial racing game hit rock bottom prices, but frankly, we're mainly chuffed for you guys. SkyDrift is currently available for less than £2 over at GMG, which is well worth checking out if you fancy the idea of going up tiddly up up and down tiddly down down in a flying machine. Not unlike some sort of magnificent man.
We're always a little sad to see this 8/10 arcade aerial racing game hit rock bottom prices, but frankly, we're mainly chuffed for you guys. SkyDrift is currently available for less than £3.50 over at GMG, which is well worth checking out if you fancy the idea of going up tiddly up up and down tiddly down down in a flying machine. Like some sort of magnificent man.
Note that you an save a little extra with voucher code GMG20-FXYD1-7WHP1, but I'm pretty sure it's a one-shot deal. Chances are you spent it on Dead Island or The Darkness II last week.
The latest selection of festive Steam deals is fairly disparate, but there's something here for everyone. Blur and Brink are both down to £3.74 and both worth taking advantage of at this price level. The Mass Effect and Operation Flashpoint games are also cheap as chips, while the indie loving is brought to you courtesy of Limbo, SkyDrift and Torchlight. Space Marine, however, is not much of a deal - since Zavvi will happily sell you a physical copy for five pence less. I suppose that Steam will be your best option if you really need it before Christmas, though.
Let's make no bones about it, SkyDrift was pretty good to begin with, but now with the addition of the 'Gladiator Multiplayer Pack' Digital Reality have made it even better. You can now get a slice of arcade, dogfighting action for 400MSP on Xbox LIVE or £4.99 on PSN.
Here's a little blurb from the press release:
Improve your dog fighting skills with you and up to seven other players in six cut-throat arenas- including Warfactory, U.F.O. and Scrapyard. Jump into a blazing dogfight or create a new arena in order to pick the specific course settings, like weather conditions or Time Limits.
We'll have an impressions piece for you this week. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the screenshots after the jump.Click here for more SkyDrift goodness...
Platform: XBLA (reviewed) | PSN | PC
Developer: Digital Reality
Publisher: Digital Reality
To say that SkyDrift looks good for a marketplace arcade title wouldn't really do it justice. It's as if Blur downed a bottle of Skittles vodka, had a night of passion with Diddy Kong Racing and gave birth to an airborne destruction derby that is like a colourful banquet for the eyes. Deliciously rendered environments, jungles, deserts, seaside vistas and towering mountains melt into a rainbow horizon as you run and gun your way to the finish line.
SkyDrift pits eight players against one another in a race with a simple aim: win, by any means necessary. You start out with only two planes, each with only a single skin, but there are eight planes in total to unlock, with four skins four each. All of the planes have different statistical weightings across five categories: speed, boost, acceleration, manoeuvrability and armour. more interestingly, the differences are really noticeable and you'll find yourself plumping for a favourite relatively quickly.
Getting to grips with your plane is very simple. Accelerate with the right trigger, decelerate with the left. You use the left stick to pitch left and right and vary your altitude, with the right stick used to augment turns by going side-on and pulling off acrobatic stunt moves. These along with slipstreaming, hugging the ground, squeezing through gaps, cutting off your opponents and blasting them out of the sky will earn you Boost, executed by pressing 'X'.Click here to read more...
After what can only be described as a
thoroughly boring fairly slow update last week, the latest PSN bulletin is thoroughly engorged with new stuff.
In terms of deals, the PSP Power Sale has entered its secondary phase and discounted a huge slew of titles... which is once again a bizarre grab bag of bargains and massive lies. By which I mean games that are much cheaper to buy from online retailers. By the looks of things, the best bargains are to be found with the £3.99 Star Wars Battlefront series (note that the servers have been culled, though) and Ridge Racer, though be sure to let us know what you'll be spending your money on.
Plus subscribers actually have something to crow about this week. Plants vs Zombies, Street Fighter Alpha II and some minis are free to download, as well as an exclusive Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One open beta.
Promising 2D revival BloodRayne Betrayal and SkyDrift have both hit the store along with trial versions. We'll have full reviews for you in due course. Be aware that BloodRayne Betrayal is part of the PLAY promotion if you're participating, and that Playstation Plus subscribers receive a further discount!
Oh, and our generous corporate sponsor Abstergo Industries would like to remind you that the Assassin's Creed: Revelations Multiplayer beta is also accepting new Templar trainees. It's open until the 11th, so get on it before the server maintenance tomorrow afternoon!
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I want you to try and picture a couple of things if possible. Imagine if you took the flying aspects of Diddy Kong Racing and expanded them into a fully fledged game. Ponder upon the possibility of crossing Blur with Afterburner. Mull over the madcap mayhem that would emerge if you took Mario and his go-karts and strapped wings to them.
You should hopefully have the mental image of an arcade, action-packed aerial racer in your head and, if that is the case, there's a strong chance it might just resemble SkyDrift.
Developed in-house at Digital Reality, SkyDrift resembles a fitting project for the Hungarian outfit with the development team admittedly 'obsessed with' arcade competition in gaming. You take control of one of eight modern planes, racing against the AI or online over Xbox LIVE, Steam or PSN and the basic idea behind the gameplay is that if you can't overtake the guys in front of you, you should probably shoot them down instead.Click here to read more...