Bandai Namco announced that they’re teaming up with Tamiya and CoroCoro Aniki to make a new smartphone game based on Mini 4WD, the nostalgic racing hobby featuring AA battery-powered miniature racing cars.
The Mini 4WD game has yet to get an official title, but it is being made for all fans of the hobby, from the older fans that joined during its boom in the ‘80s and ‘90s to the newer audience that has been expanding across various regions.
The app features countless machines from the past as well as familiar customization parts.
With Tamiya being involved in the development, they’re working on making it as realistic as possible, using 3D scans from the actual Mini 4WDs by Tamiya, and their actual sounds being recorded for the game.
Fans of the old school “Mini Yonku” will be pleased to know that it’ll include characters from the anime and manga of series such as Dash! Yonkuro, Bakuso Kyodai Let’s & Go!!, and their spinoff series.
Here’s a look at some screenshots:
Here’s another look at the 3D scan and sound effects recording going on at Tamiya:
The Mini 4WD app is being developed for iOS and Android.