We recently covered some of Numskull Games’ upcoming releases which are coming to the Switch later this year, but we really liked the look of Gearshifters, so let’s take a deeper look at what it’s all about.
Fans of classic top-down racer Micro Machines will no doubt warm to Gearshifters, but rather than racing around breakfast tables and the like, this game is set in a dystopian future reality akin to the Mad Max movies. You’ll need to dodge bullets, perform handbrake turns, and shoot your way to victory.
The civilised world is no more and the roads between the collapsed settlements are ruled by opposing syndicates of gangs. The routes are treacherous but commodities and high-value items must still be transported, for the right price.
In this arcade-action shoot-’em-up rogue-lite you will steer, drift, spin, smash and gun through waves of enemy vehicles. There are even some extreme-machine boss fights to keep you on your toes. You can build up and tune your tactical load-out of car mods, defences and weaponry for each treacherous transport mission, too.
Developed by Richard Ogden, of Colin McRae Rally 2.0 and TOCA Championship Racing fame, this is certainly one to watch out for when it lands on the Switch later this year. Will you be adding it to your wish list?