Close search results
Close search results
×
Play YouTube video
×
Please enter a valid email address
Please choose a platform
How young was your child when they first played this?
:
 
How does your child play this? Alone, with friends, with family? How did they discover it and what kept them coming back for more?
:   :
 
To verify your input please enter your email to create an account.
Email:

Play OverviewPlay Overview

Caracoles (2024) is a comical slug racing game where you take on 100 competitors, offline or online, in a slow-speed sprint. The twist is you don't control your slug directly, instead, you draw the route ahead of time and then watch the race unfold. It stands out for its trippy, psychedelic graphics and the sheer ridiculousness of being a slug-racing game where your path is locked in from the beginning.

There are a range of race stages with simple track layouts such as spirals and figures of eight. These are each littered with soil patches to slow you down and slime trails which speed you up. Each stage has a start and finish with checkpoints in between, which you must trace a line through before the race begins to determine your slug’s route. Your slug must temporarily stop when it gets tired to refill its stamina and has a battle cry (that you can customise by recording your own voice!).

As you progress, you can collect snail shells found on the tracks, and use them to unlock new slugs and race stages. Each slug has different attributes such as stamina and max speed, and it’s up to you to pick which slug is best for the specific track you are racing on. As you improve, you can learn how to best pick your slug and identify the quickest route to take in order to win.

The result is a bizarre racing game where the skill is in picking the fastest route rather than controlling your slug during the race. The wacky slug designs and colour-changing graphics only add to the silliness of the slow-paced racing.

Our examiner, Jake Kendall, first checked Caracoles 10 days ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 days ago.
There are lots of games similar to Caracoles. Here are some we picked for you:

Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race and Traversal game with Collecting and Strategy elements. You can play with 1 to 100 players in the same room or as a 100-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 4 minutes to play a round of this game. Despite the slugs being very slow, the tracks are short which means each race does not take a long time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The play is very simply drawing a line from start to finish through the checkpoints, though there is a time limit on how long you can take to do this. Younger children can find the slugs funny whereas older children can aim to win by taking the best route.

CostsCosts

Caracoles

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
Android Store Android Free
App Store iOS Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/05/2024

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1-100 (100 online)

Genres: Race, Traversal (Collecting and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: From Yonder (@From_Yonder)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Subscribe
Carina Initiatives
PlayStation
HSBC
GameOpedia
Xbox
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Discord
Contact Us
About