Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we played one of the silliest games around: Roundabout from No Goblin. In Roundabout, you play as the driver of a constantly spinning limo as it drives customers around a city filled with obstacles. Not only did we have lots of wacky fun, we also gave out some fun prizes. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay!
Ever heard of the Kuru Kuru Kururin series from the GameCube and GameBoy Advance days? In that game, players navigated a constantly spinning stick through a variety of obstacles courses. Roundabout draws inspiration from those quirky classics, with a dash of Crazy Taxi-style passenger delivery thrown in for good measure.
Half the fun of Roundabout comes from picking up passengers and then trying to navigate deadly obstacles as your limo constantly spins around. The other half comes from the silly full-motion video story sequences featuring the limo driver and her fares. The people she drives around all have interesting destinations and reasons for going.
Roundabout also features a variety of unlockable minigames, such as one where you have to keep a soccer ball in the air using only your spinning limo. On the whole, it's a deliberately goofy and unusual game. Watch us play to see whether it deserves the title of silliest game on consoles!
- Roundabout – Xbox One – 3 GB – $14.99 – Xbox Link
- Roundabout – Windows PC, Mac, and Linux –$14.99 – Steam Link – On sale for $3.74 this weekend!
We streamed Roundabout for 60 minutes tonight. During that time, we gave out a total of 13 game codes:
- 4 for Xbox One
- 4 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
- 5 for Steam
Contest winners received their codes via Twitch PM.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition
- Zombie Army Trilogy
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These people will need to get their limo licenses soon!
Tonight's prizes provided by No Goblin. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!