Micro Machines, one of the most fondly remembered retro racing games, originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1991, is getting a reimagined for iOS devices later this year.
According to a recent statement sent to MobileSyrup, Codemasters, the original Micro Machines’ creator, in collaboration with EA-owned mobile developer Chillingo, an updated version of the classic 90s racer will soon be released, one that aims to recreate the simple gameplay that made the 1991 NES epic such a memorable title.
The trailer above shows off pint-sized vehicles driving in a classic top-down perspective across gardens, pool tables, and oil filled work benches, essential Micro Machines video game ingredients.
However, it’s still unclear if this new iOS entry in the series will be able to capture the magic of the original Micro Machines. Recent entries in the series for like Micro Machines v4 for the PSP and DS have been lacklustre at best.
As a side note, since the original Micro Machines the Nintendo Entertainment System is the first video game I ever personally owned at the tender age of three, I’m excited for the series remake. This is why I’ve spent an unreasonable amount of time playing the original NES Micro Machines via an NES Android emulator.
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for nostalgia, especially when it involves video games.
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