Speed is a simple pleasure. The elation at accelerating, the brittle delight of velocity, and the promotion of risk-taking to just keep going faster; these are the elements that series like Sonic the Hedgehog, Burnout, and F-Zero have capitalized on, earning their way into video game history. So here in 2013 we have Rush Bros striving to do the same, but does it have that split-second precision to make the cut?
Like Sonic the Hedgehog, Rush Bros is a 2D platformer based upon building momentum while maneuvering traps and triggers, with a competitive twist à la Kirby’s Gourmet Race. The concept is simple enough: make it the finish line before the other player or ghost does, dashing, sliding, and leaping to get ahead, grabbing power-ups and hitting switches along the way. 3/5