For all its gruesome acts of rhythm violence, maybe Hotline Miami's lasting impact will instead be one of trippy visual distortion and ace tunes. That's a damn fine legacy to leave. Hotline Trail doesn't feature brutal murder, ruminations on the nature of violence as entertainment,
a stupid stealth section. Instead, it's got a wibbly camera, some cool electronica, and endlessly twisty top-down roads. You can play it for free in your browser.
And you should
Developed by '
', the game starts you on a bike, then calls out upcoming hazards - from slaloms to roundabouts - which you'll need to navigate. It's simple stuff, but as with all great endless runners, the desire to improve is a compelling thing. Especially when it's wrapped in such a stylistically attractive package.
Head here to play Hotline Trail
. Given that these things are always better when you have a target, my top score so far is 251.2 miles. I can guarantee someone will have trounced that within minutes of me posting, so pop your much better achievements in the comments.