The race is on in Southeast Asia with Top Speed, the new online PC kart racer from IAHGames and ICE Entertainment. Building on staples of the long successful genre, Top Speed features everything kart racing fans expect with several added twists that build a more entertaining experience than ever before.
Spend 5 minutes in a PC cafť anywhere in Asia, and youíre likely to see a group of friends testing their racing skills. These players will be the first to say that if thereís anything better than perfectly drifting around a corner to gain some ground on an opponent, itís blasting him with a missile barrage to take the lead.
Like most kart racers, Top Speed features all the standards of the genre: wacky sabotage items, drifting and speed bursts, and a host of colorful maps, while adding several new features. Simple additions like stackable sabotage items, a sabotage item queue, improved drifting, and an intuitive interface immediately place the game in a tier above other online PC kart racers, but itís Top Speedís customization and online community features that make it stand out in the genre.
For the first time, players can completely customize their kart and avatar, providing another level of depth. Kart customization includes cosmetic options and 5 different types of performance upgrades, while avatars each sport their own nickname, gender, horoscope, profile, and custom appearance. With over 1000 items available in the CBT version, every racer will have a unique look and performance.
Diverse and Unique Tracks
Blast your friend with a missile in the middle of a haunted house or leave someone in the dust with a well-timed speed boost in the desert. Itís all fair in the quest for first place.
Interactive Social Atmosphere
Friend lists, a chat interface,†a Club (Guild)†system, as well as an advanced P2P mail-system†featuring a Cash-On-Delivery function, Top Speed allows maximum interactivity for all.
Pimp your ride with grills, body panels, bumpers, wheels and a sweet engine to send that speedometer into the red. Performance items can be purchased with game currency or earned through winning races. You can also use overlay cards and paint to give your kart a stylish custom look.
Crowded races become increasingly frenzied as bombs, missiles, clouds and UFOs add to the excitement. Two sabotage items can be stored at once and stacked to increase effect. A stacked ball and chain becomes a stone weight, while a stacked speed boost sends your kart speeding away on its own set of wings. Items can help you slow down the leader or retain the lead.
Where are the racers separated from the drivers? In the turns. Simple controls make Top Speed easy to learn, but its sensitive drifting system keeps players training to master all the sharp corners. Execute a drift perfectly to earn a quick speed boost and zip right by the competition.
Clothes, hairstyle, gender, and even horoscopes are customizable for every Top Speed player. Create your own racer profile, outfit him or her accordingly, and go win in style.