14 Video Games That Prove Local Multiplayer Is The Best
12. Micro Machines
It's rare for a game based on a popular line of toys to be anything but a giant bowl of suck, but Micro Machines holds that candle of being one of the few games of its kind that didn't disappoint a countless number of children. Its success is in the simplicity of its premise: race against your friends on a track at a break-neck speed in teeny, tiny vehicles. If you get too far behind or fall off (and you will fall off) whoever's in front will get a point. The sheer speed of the game is ridiculous, so it all comes down to good old reflexes (Jedi's may have an unfair advantage here). It's all wrapped up in very inventive and unconventional track designs like a classroom, a table full of leftover breakfast and cutlery and a garden full of pots and plants. They're not your standard race tracks and that makes guessing the direction of the next turn that much harder. Just guess and hope for the best. That's what everyone else will be doing anyway! Micro Machines is a neat little pick-up-and-play game that's just tons of fun. It's guaranteed to get people yelling at the screen when they succeed and when they inevitably drive off the track a few seconds later because the game is so god damn fast you just can't keep up with it.