Super Monkey Ball and Super Mario 64's Secret Slide might not be typical points of reference for a futuristic racing game. Super Impossible Road, which puts you in role of a fast-moving sphere with no brakes in a high-speed race against 7 other orbs, plays like a combination of both.
The main hook of Super Impossible Road is its stage-hopping mechanic: in order to win races, you're expected to "cheat" by skipping huge swathes of the game's randomly generated tracks by jumping off the stage. Because stages are created procedurally, players will never race on the same track twice, making the game more about honing players' instincts than memorizing predetermined shortcuts.
Above, check out five minutes of gameplay from Super Impossible Road, including a single race against AI, a look at race-against-the-clock Time Gate mode and a peek at the game's four player split-screen — all running at 1080p and 60 frames per second.
Super Impossible Road is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016, with a Steam Early Access release this May. For more on the game, head to the official website.