|Galactic Mech Derby|
|Platform(s)|| Nintendo Switch
Playstation 4 Pro
|Genre(s)||Racing, Fighting, Action|
|Age Rating(s)|| E10+ (ESBR)
Galactic Mech Derby is a racing/fighting hybrid game developed by Llama Gaming for the Nintendo Switch, PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio, it takes place in a distant future where races are set up with giant robots, where various competitors beat each other's mechs up to win.
In the distant year of 2105, an intergalactic tournament had been going on for a few years, known as the Galactic Mech Derby, where one may either race normally or destroy his opponents to be the champion.
Depending on the character the player picks, they will have their own story and motives for entering the race to become the next champion, from saving their family to taking over the universe.
In Galactic Mech Derby, there are various robots to choose from, and they all have their own stats, weapons and specials. The stats measured in the game are:
- CONTROL: How easy or difficult it is to control the mech, such as turning it and speeding up.
- FUEL: How much energy a mech has by default, this can be refilled in the races.
- HEALTH: How much of a beating the mech can take before going down.
- POWER: How strong a mech is, this stat can be changed by equipping different weapons.
The player controls a mech of their choice and must fight their way through the race, there are two different things to watch out for, the enemies and weapon controls (done with the right side of the controller) and the movement controls (left side of the controller), if a player can keep track of both along with knowing the mech's stats, they can easily master the game.
There are different racing modes, like in Mario Kart, there is the "easy" mode, 50CC, medium would be 100CC and, finally, hard is 150CC, each mode changes the base and max speeds of all the racers, AI characters are also altered to play differently and more competitively depending on the mode.
Galactic Mech Derby ha various modes aside form diffculties, there is the Campaign mode, where the player picks a single character and plays through all the tracks to beat the story, Arcade mode is one of the multiplayers modes, two players pick their characters and race eachother (along with several AIs) on a selected track, and Battle mode has two players fight each other in a selected track, in this mode, the only way to win is to destroy the other player.
All characters present in the game are playable, characters marked with an asterisk are unlockable.
|James Harbor||A ginger boy from Earth, he wears a blue jacket and black jeans, he studied to build his own mech, which he uses in the tournament.||Clank||A tall silver robot with lanky arms and legs, its main weapon is a rifle that can be dettached from Clank's back.
|James joined the tournament to use the prize money to get him and his mom a better life back on Earth.|
|Lynda Tauros||Lynda is a blond Earth girl who grew up on Mars, she wears all-pink clothing, her mech was found under her house||Bellona||A feminine red and purple mech with a tall collar, it has a pistol and its special is a laser cannon
|Lynda wants the money for herself, to start her own life and business.|
|Geb'Zorkan||Geb'Zorkan is a Plutonian, he wears dark blue armor with pitch black details, so nobody knows what he really looks like.||VX-103 Custom||A custom-made version of a mass produced mech in Pluto, the VX-103 Custom is gray with orange and green stripes and details, it's armed with a rail gun for an arm
|Geb wants to win a bet in which he just had to join the tournament and be victorious.|
|Gorbulon*||A short, green alien that serves as one of the announcers for the race. He seems to be the same species as Zarcon.||DX-15 "Ace of Spades"||A robot themed around playing cards, mainly its titular card, the ace of spades. All of its attacks involve throwing large metal cards
|Much like his partner ABE, Gorb wants to ditch his lousy announcer job and start his own donut shop chain.|
|Announcer Bot Epsilon "ABE"*||A robot with a golden combover designed to announce the races of the tournament.||"Super ABE"||A giant robot resembling ABE, with blades on its head that serve as its weapons and his combover.
|As a playable character, ABE joins in to ditch his boring announcer job, as much as, in his words, he doesn't know what he'd do with the cash.|
|Zarcon*||Zarcon is an amphibian a Ide of unknown origin, he is gray and his head resembles a cat fish.||DX-34 "Fenrir"||A large and powerful werewolf-like robot, it is colored all black with red eyes and silver fangs. It is armed to the teeth with machine guns and its special is calling in an orbital cannon.
|As a playable character, Zarcon's goal is to become the champion once more and maintain his posit|
Temp. Note: Chsracter ideas are welcome, this note will be removed upon the roster's completion
New York City: The first track in the game, it is a floating, wavy circle going over New York, the racers pass by some famous land marks during the race, such as the Statue of Liberty.
Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo's track passes by and over the city streets, much like the previous track, one may also see various landmarks of the city.
International Space Station: Racers fly through rings around the ISS, making it through the laps, this is the first of the flying stages in the game.
Mount Olympus: This stage isn't done with laps, but with segments as the mechs climb to the top of the mountain.
Red Desert: This stage's gimmick is the constant sandstorm blocking the view from obstacles, such as rovers and rocks in the track. This is another flying stage, much like the ISS level.
Asteroid Belt: This flying stage takes plac on the way from Mars to Jupiter, this is a linear level, similar in style to a 3D shoot 'em up, but the racers can pass each other and destroy each other.
As Jupiter is a gas giant, all stages here are flying stages.
Seas of Jupiter: The mechs fly along the surface of jupiter, the obstacles are rocks that fly from the massive cloud of gas that is the planet below.
Eye of the Storm: Much like the Red Desert, this level has a dense fog that blocks view from obstacles.
Jupiter Elevator: A massive base that connects Jupiter to Saturn, the mechs fly around it to reach the fourth and final cup of the tournament.
The songs in the soundtrack can be randomly chosen or the player can, independantly of the game mode they're in, choose their favorite song to listen to while playing the game. If left to random, a song will never play twice in a row.
- The game's original title would be "Mech Derby 2100" but it was changed due to the 2100 being unnecessary.