Posts have been a little infrequent on the blog as of late, but we’ve got an update on two titles that we’ve been talking about for a while now, so let’s see what the latest news it
As you would have gathered by the headline, those two titles are Super Bikes 3 and Slither.io, both by Raw Thrills. I noticed that both games were gracing the Games page for the Raw Thrills site, so I inquired about their status with the company. Let’s start with the one that is shipping now:
Slither’s official game page is here, where it mentions one feature that I might have overlooked before, synchronized LED-to-game lighting. I’m not aware of this featuring an Amusement Mode, with the focus being all on redemption. The Hall of Fame leaderboard can be accessed here. Slither only tracks the overall score, where as of this writing, the #1 player is someone named “Snoozy,” with 636,000 points. Challenge accepted?
Here’s an older video of Slither from IAAPA 2018, but it still checks out:
Super Bikes 3
We’ve had a few different posts about this one lately, but where I keep getting new information, the posts keep on flowing. The specific page for Super Bikes 3 can be found here; You’ll notice that the page shows the cabinet in two colors, bright yellow and orange. After chefcking with Raw Thrills about it, we can see all four available colors (notice that the marquees also match the bike color, click to enlarge):
This borrows a page from MotoGP, which also had the four color option. They have also added online leaderboards, which can be seen during the game attract mode, as well as on the Raw Thrills Hall of Fame. It’s thanks to the HoF that we also can see what tracks are included with the game: Hollywood, Hollywood Extreme, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Extreme, Nepal, Nepal Extreme, Tanzania and, you guessed it, Tanzania Extreme. I didn’t get a chance to see the track selection or compare the Extreme tracks to the non-extreme ones at Amusement Expo, but you’ll be able to see that for yourself soon enough.
The game also tracks Air Time, Stunts, Total Wins, Top Speeds and Takedowns. I found the last one interesting, so I asked about it; It is where you can knock AI opponents off of their bikes by smashing into them. If you have upgraded your bike to the “Extreme” model, this gives you more power to wreak havoc on the AI. It’s a nice touch that gives off a little bit of a Road Rash vibe.
In case you missed it, here’s the game’s attract mode:
Which of these games are you looking forward to playing the most?