Once ‘Battle Racers‘ was discontinued, questions about the other racing games on blockchain became more prominent. Surfing the internet in search of hidden gems, I bumped into a black car. This car was the face of a new racing game based on blockchain, ‘CryptoMotors.’
As soon as I saw a video of the gameplay, the first thought that crossed my mind was: “this is ‘Asphalt‘ but play-to-earn.” Indeed, a vivid neon graphical style and arcade racing mechanics were the sparks for such a comparison.
On the other hand, the futuristic environment and somewhat quirky-designed cars reveals that the fact that the game also took conceptual inspiration from the ‘F-Zero’ series by Nintendo, especially ‘F-Zero GX’ which was released on GameCube.
Cryptomotors 3D Game - Alpha is finally OUT!!— CryptoMotors | CryptoMotors.eth (@CryptoMotors_io) January 31, 2022
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The developers recently launched the alpha test version of the game in order to gather feedback from players. In the whitepaper, they promise four game modes for the final version: track racing, off-road racing, drifting, and drag racing.
Each car will have unique stats for speed, acceleration, handling, grip, braking, cooldown, and generation. The developers are also hosting a creative design contest for fans to submit their own futuristic car designs.
Personally, I would like to see the developers implement tuning mechanics, similar to that found in ‘Need for Speed: Underground,’ and a large arsenal of weapons, such as in the ‘Mario Kart’ series by Nintendo.