Reboot Minis: Expressway

Status: binary released at European Jaguar Festival 2013


C O D E : C Y R A N O _ J O N E S

M U S I C : 5 o 5

G F X _ & _ S F X : S H 3

Expressway is a deceptively fun little minigame for 4 2 to 4 players (the more players, the better). It's kind of a work-in-progress. Until it was revealed at the European Atari Jaguar Festival 2013, we didn't really have any idea how it would be received, as playing on your own is rather pointless and uninspiring. Put four people around two jaguar pads, however, and the game is quite entertaining for a few rounds.

Players 1 and 3 use UP/DOWN and C/A of the first pad, players 2 and 4 use UP/DOWN and C/A of the 2nd pad... you have to share pads and sit close :D Not only is the game a technical challenge, it's also a test of your physical strength, as you're able to wrench the pad out of another player's hand if you feel the need to give yourself a little advantage!

The game is a little rough around the edges, this is effectively something between a proof of concept and a late Beta. There are more features we could add, such as power ups/downs to hinder your opponents and there has already been requests for an 8-player version. Also, it's clear a simple "TIME UP" message isn't good enough for the end of the round, it needs a proper stats screen, showing the winner and how well each player managed to do. It could also feature some kind of tournament modes. All stuff for the future, for now, grab three friends and give this little quickie a whirl...