Raskulls

Raskulls

Raskulls

Driller killer.

Some combinations were meant to be. Lennon and McCartney. Dalglish and Rush. Peanut butter and jam. But Mr. Driller and Mario Kart? Aussie studio Halfbrick has attempted to fashion something palatable out of it nonetheless, and the results are... interesting.

Just to muddy the waters a little more, Raskulls seems to revel in not having the faintest clue what it wants to be. One minute it's a wild-eyed, turbo-charged platform racing game, the next it wants to be a nerve-wracking block puzzler set inside a volcano. Most of the time, it's content to throw a bit of everything into the pot and ask you to get on with it. It's this breezy and almost reckless spirit of adventure that endears you to it from the first bewildering moments to its feverish finale.

When it tries its hand at being a racing platformer, Raskulls has the wanton urgency of a triple espresso shot. Lined up against a ragtag ensemble of unlikely competitors, you'll find yourself bounding off boost pads, swimming and barrelling through brightly coloured geometry as fast as your disproportionately undersized legs will allow.

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