Yeah took it for a spin; strikes me as the kind of game I'll jump into from time to time to take a break from games that take a long time to play through like Witcher 3, as a pallet cleanser.
I too really liked how reminiscent it is of old school arcade racers in its over-the-top jumps, destructive setpieces, colourful locales, and frantic sense of speed. Feels like ages since I'd played a game like that, seems like most racing days these days are so dull and realistic. Plus it's absolutely gorgeous, easily in the top 5 best looking Switch games so far in my book.
Gotta agree on the graphics side of things, was quite impressed with them especially for a "free" game, the online racing is pretty cool as well although I've noticed a matchmaking gap of anywhere up to about 300-400 in cars, still though got up to Gold rating and halfway to platinum already. For me in competitive games I'm happy as long as I get to plat, that's about where I feel like I'm meant to be, Overwatch, Paladins, Rocket League... pretty much all of them, just get to plat = Happy.
Love too that the game has that little boost bar minigame reminds me of the active reloading in Gears, rather than focusing on the race line that you have to follow in a sterile line you're timing the boost bar so you can rocket into the air over a building while barrel rolling through your enemies..... Just like in Forza and Gran Turismo! :D
Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8