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GRIP: Combat Racing On Switch Offers ‘Carkour’ on the Go

by Jacob Bukacek

It's not Mario Kart, but maybe it doesn't have to be.

If there’s one racing game that’s dominant on Nintendo’s Switch, it’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. And why shouldn’t it be? The game is an absolute gem that just about anyone can enjoy. That said, sometimes one wants a different kind of racing fun, and it looks like GRIP: Combat Racing might just be the game to provide it. Like Mario Kart, this game is less focused on the traditional racing experience as it is on supplying players with some crazy, car-oriented, action. Unlike Mario Kart however, direct competition is only part of what’s on offer here.

GRIP: Combat Racing offers players online multiplayer racing filled with opportunities and avenues to get ahead of the competition. Taking the lead can simply be a matter of outmaneuvering the competition as in more traditional racing games, but one can also get creative by driving on the walls or ceiling. If that’s too much, then one can just take the direct approach and launch some explosives at their closest rival. This can all be enjoyed offline through local splitscreen too.

Aside from the direct competition, GRIP also features a single-player campaign and nineteen “carkour” runs for players to conquer. These “carkour” levels offer challenges focused around the vehicles’ ability to stick to walls and ceilings, and also offer competition via online leader boards. They’ll probably be a good place to start for those looking to get an edge for themselves in the online races.

GRIP: Combat Racing launches for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 6.

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