This morning we were greeted by a brand new trailer for Raw Thrills and Nintendo’s upcoming Cruis’n Blast arcade game. Let’s get to that then analyze!
Cruis’n Blast Trailer
I recommend watching it in 1080p60 if your computer can handle it 😉
In an overall feeling of the trailer, this formula for gameplay being used is still Cruis’n – it’s more like driving through a theme park or an action movie than attempting to simulate reality. This same formula was used in The Fast And The Furious, Fast And Furious Tokyo Drift and FnF: Super Cars (all designed by Raw Thrills).
To compare, here is the attract mode for the original FnF arcade game:
One change from the FnF titles is the addition of animated people in the cars – something introduced in Cruis’n Exotica.
The Cruis’n song that plays throughout the trailer is also a break for Raw Thrills, who generally have shunned music with vocals in their games (Guitar Hero excepted although the songs weren’t produced by RT of course).
Graphically speaking, this is well above any of the FnF games. It still maintains the bright and bold color scheme but the textures are higher resolution, the 3D geometry in the environments and cars is far higher, there are numerous light sources (including off the cars themselves handled in real time; look at 36s on the trailer), higher detail particle effects it runs at 1080p@60FPS and the lighting engine is completely new. Something about the look reminds me of the Jurassic Park Arcade engine.
With the large number of tracks that the FnF games had (it got up to 27 with Super Cars), having 5 is a change but perhaps that will expand with an expansion or sequel.
As for those tricks, there isn’t anything new that we haven’t seen in the FnF games although the car customization and the boost are new to Cruis’n.
What do you you think after seeing this trailer?