Classic multi-player thrills
Slicks 'n Slide might be simple but it's got it where it counts and that's in the fun department and which helps to make this one of the most sheerly enjoyable and fun multi-player games around, up there with the likes of Worms. It's a deceptively straightforward slice of old-school racing action, very much akin to Ironman Offroad Racing or Super Sprint, with up to four players going head to head with each other across a series of increasingly challenging single screen race tracks. There are plenty of tracks and vehicles to choose from which adds to the appeal but the real kicker here is the addition of weapons in the custom mode and which brings a whole new dimension to the game. The visuals are nothing to write home about, with fairly simple sprites and tracks but which nevertheless have a surprisingly decent amount of personality. However, the tracks themselves are well designed, offering plenty of jumps, tricky corners and a fair handful of surprises too, just to keep incautious drivers on their toes. In single player mode, the game is undeniably enjoyable, with some challenging AI controlled racers but it really comes into its own with the addition of human opponents. In this fashion, races become truly riotous and competitive, with each player desperate to outdo the other and given the close proximity of players to one another, it's common that certain dubious ways of winning come to the fore with elbows making frequent appearances. As far as multi-player games go, this really is top notch stuff and while it's fun in single player, do your best to find some real drivers and you're guaranteed a great time.