In the early 2000s, this game popped up almost everywhere in Hungary, and now, it gets a new edition, also on all the consoles!
Balázs Rózsa’s game showed up in 2000. It was the sequel to Action SuperCross, which was launched in 1997. Elasto Mania is a simple game: you are on a 2D plane, riding a quite elastic bike. Your goal is to gain all apples before touching the flower to end the level, but you need to do this all in one go, and if your head scrapes any wall just a little bit, you have to start over, and you get to enjoy that… unusual bubbly death sound. It’s a simple bike platformer with surprisingly decent physics, and the concept became such a success that Ubisoft has essentially taken it to create the Trials series! The game ran on virtually all PCs, and it kept itself being played, so it can indeed be called a cult classic.
Now, a remastered format is coming, Elasto Mania Team announced. „It’s the best version of Elasto Mania yet—containing all the enhancements of the current Steam version, with additional never-before-seen higher fidelity assets straight from the original creators of Elasto Mania that couldn’t be added to the game 20 years ago, and some more goodies. The Steam release will also be updated to the Remastered version free of charge for all players,” they wrote.
Elasto Mania Remastered will launch this year on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. According to a tweet from the devs, the pricing target is 10 dollars for the game. Until then, you can have some nostalgia: Elasto Mania II and Action SuperCross are both available on Steam.
You can sign up for Elasto Mania Remastered’s closed console beta here.