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Hotshot Racing is a colorful '90s arcade racer out now on Steam

If you love racing, and consider yourself a hotshot, the newly released Hotshot Racing is probably already on your radar: it's a gorgeous retro-styled arcade racer in the vein of Horizon Chase Turbo, though Hotshot Racing seems to borrow more from Virtua Racing when it comes to the art style.

The launch trailer above makes extremely clear, you will be drifting a lot in this videogame, and you will be doing so across 16 circuits with a nice variety of locations: jungles, deserts, coastlines. There are four main modes—Time Trial and Grand Prix are self-explanatory, but there's also Cops and Robbers and Drive or Explode. The former has cops chasing robbers, and robbers evading cops, while the latter is a bit like Speed: if you fall below a certain speed your car will explode. 

There are different playable characters you can inhabit, which I suppose plays into the Grand Prix campaign. But there's all the online features you'd expect too: all modes support eight players online, there are leaderboards, and four-player local split-screen is also available.

Hotshot Racing is out now on Steam with a launch discount of 20 percent ($15.99 / £12.79 / AU$23.16).

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.