By Federico Bigliocca
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Looking for the ultimate in racing excitement? Climb into one of these ten killer machines and get your adrenalin pumping. Choose your level of difficulty, crank the music and start gunning the gas. The flag is up, so keep a steely eye out, it’s coming down….now! Click “…More” to learn why you should download this App today.
You love car racing. The sound of powerful engines, the smell of hot rubber and the excitement of competition sets your heart pounding. You easily imagine yourself behind the wheel of one of those amazing cars, driving at breakneck speeds around that track. With almost no effort, you slide past the other racers and handle the bank with ease. You’re really good.
If racing gives you thrills and chills, Racing Mania is what you need. This app lets you climb behind the wheel and try the sport yourself. Think lightning fast micro machines with an arcade twist to get the idea of what you’re in for. You can select from ten different cool car models. They may be two dimensional on the screen but each one has been designed from 3D models, for detail and accuracy. Pick your favorite and see how you do against the other nine.
Racing Mania is giving you the opportunity for a totally customized racing experience. Not only do you get to choose your vehicle but you can decide which track you’re going to run, as well. Do you want to try your luck on a city track at night? Maybe you’re feeling adventurous enough to take on a dirt track or futuristic route. Stick with one or play all 15 tracks. It’s a great way to test and build your driving skills.
While you’re concentrating hard on keeping control of the car as it travels at insane demon speeds, the app helps you keep your focus and momentum with some great background tunes. Each track has its own and they’ve all been created by an experienced race app music composer, so you know these rock and metal tunes are really going to get your mojo revved.
There are three difficulty levels in Racing Mania but you have to finish normal before you can hit that track hard and race with the big boys. Learn to control your car and safely manage those curves to improve your technique and style. Keep practicing and you’ll get there.
At the end of a race, you may want to buy products that can help you. Pick up speed, acceleration and repairs at the shop to keep your vehicle in top condition and in the race.
Racers with Bluetooth technology will be delighted to know that they can enjoy a multiplayer competition. Grab three other people and see whose boasting of being the best driver is really true.
* 15 challenging tracks – 5 each, dig-up, city and futuristic
* 15 soundtracks, all expertly composed by Simone Cicconi
* Choice of 10 micro vehicles modeled after 3D renderings
* 3 levels of difficulty
* Shop is available at the end of each race
* Bluetooth enabled for multiplayer races
* Extreme fun, excitement and challenge
You already know that you have to have this download. Before you speed off, remember the Racing Mania developer’s advice. Practice the curves and how your control the car. Those things will help increase your chances for the win. Good luck and have fun!
See it in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2d1uL6Yb5M
I have been waiting for this one for a while.
I am a bit let down by what I have played.
The gameplay is OK, it could use a little bit of work, tightening things down a bit.
One of my biggest complaints is the lack of motor noise.
I turned off the music and the vehicles make no sound!
Sure, you hear when they bump into each other (that could use a better set of sound samples as well).
Hearing no motor is sad.
You also can't leave the road to go flying into a pond or obstacles, this feels limiting.
I commend Dracoders for making very pretty looking vehicles in the menu screen, but in game the lose a lot of quality.
I do like the fact that they are 3D, but the rest of the world is 2D (not even 2.5).
There are a few games on the way that have full 3D top down racing (you know what they are if you follow this stuff!)
5 stars is not out of the question here. With some fixes, we could get this game up there:
- Engine noise, skid sounds when accel and cornering, etc.
- Better controls
- 3D (instead of recreating tracks, maybe throw in some 3D objects)
- Better looking vehicle graphics 'In-Game'
- allow for vertical AND HORIZONTAL gameplay
It's hard to recommend this in it's current state, especially when you see some games on the way.
It breaks my heart that this isn't a five star, as I wanted it to be so bad!
Nice game but few flaws
Great game. Love old school bird view games... But two things. 1 is that the turn buttons too small. If I miss press the button the car will go straight into banks....2 is that should have an option for the game to be controlled in horizontal view rather then vertical, so controll be spread out. Or make controll invisable like other games. But still great game!
Okay I guess
It's alright. Pretty solid as far as controls and physics. I really wish the interface was a bit different though. I thought I'd get used to it, but I didn't. If the camera was a little tighter on the action, and there was a landscape mode I would be MUCH happier with my purchase. I hardly play it, but I would play it more if I could see better.
- Category: Games
- Released: Apr 04, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 95.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Federico Bigliocca
- © Dracoders
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.