Flippfly has released its fast-paced, minimalist arcade racer Race the Sun on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, and it has new content to boot, too.

 

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Race the Sun are running at 60 frames per second and at a 1080p resolution. The Vita version doesn’t quite have that, but Flippfly reckons that “is also looking and feeling great.”

 

Race the Sun is also cross-buy and cross-save across all PlayStation platforms, plus they all share the same leaderboards, so there should always be plenty of people to compete against.

 

As to that new bit of content, it’s a world called Labrinthia, which is a slower-paced world played from a more overhead view. You have to weave carefully through intricate mazes to get to the end, and yes, there is an end to Labrinthia – the only world in Race the Sun to be beatable.

 

Race the Sun was released on PC in 2013 and picked up plenty of praise from just about everyone, and for good reason. You can see why in the video at the top of this article.

 

That’s right, this is a game in which you are literally in a race against the setting sun. Doing this demands hyper-speed and fast reactions as you zoom across a flat landscape, dodging pillars and falling obstacles in a solar-powered hover vehicle. Going in shadows is a bad idea as it slows you down. Crashing is an even worse idea, though.

 

You can’t ever actually beat the sun, of course, but there are leaderboards to compete on, and to get near the higher reaches of those you need to play it quite a bit to unlock the power-ups such as rewinding the sun. It’s a got an addictive loop of unlocking a new thing and using it to get further, and so on.

 

There’s more information about Race the Sun on its official website. The game costs just $10.

Chris Priestman

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