Look, this one’s personal. Beach Buggy Racing was the game that got me through lockdown. Almost every single day, my brother and I would play it while I desperately tried to stave off those lockdown pounds. Somehow, despite playing it all the time, we never grew sick of it, and I still have fond memories of it to this day. So, when Vector Unit announced that a sequel was dropping, I jumped at the opportunity to cover it. This is going to be a bigger and better sequel with more power-ups, maps and characters.
What Is Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure?
Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure is much more than just an absolute mouthful to say. It’s an upcoming kart racing game with a whole slew of features. You’ll be able to play it entirely by yourself, or with up to three other friends in four-player-split-screen. It will feature a colourful cast of characters, a campaign mode, a bunch of new and innovative maps, alongside many other game modes. I’ll list everything that you can expect when it launches next week:
Experience a series-first adventure mode in which you will explore a massive interactive map as you tackle the Beach Buggy Racing League!
Compete in a series of game modes, from multi-event Championships, Drift Attack, Firework Fury and more
Customise the game to your heart’s content from the very fabric of the game’s rules to over 40 different cars (including the titular beach buggy)
Explore 23 unique tracks including Egyptian pyramids, spooky caves, pirate shipwrecks, and experimental alien bio-labs
Play as one of 14 different racers (fear not Beach Bro and Bzorp fans, they’re returning to hash it out once more!)
Use 44 different power-ups including Donut Tires, Tesla Coil, Ball’n’Chain and Dodgeball Fury (beat that Mario Kart!)
Release Date & Price
Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure will be launching on March 17th, 2021. It will cost $19.99 on consoles, but is currently available for pre-purchase on Xbox One and Switch with a 10% discount. You can head on over to its Steam page and get it right now if you don’t fancy waiting. It will have a 10% discount over there too until March 17th. Oh, and expect an article all about why Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure is better than Mario Kart. It’s coming soon.