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  • Summary: From the makers of Smash Cops – crash through America in the craziest road race to hit the App Store. Power up to faster cars, get the edge with getaway gadgets and outrun the cops as you speed to the state line.SMASH EVERYTHINGWell, almost. Whichever route you take through an ever-changing world of dirt tracks and dusty logging towns you can crash and bash your way through smashable scenery in the most intense display of destruction you have ever seen. UPGRADE & OUTRUNMake sure you’re always ahead of the game (and the cops) with cool car upgrades. Start with a puny compact and make it awesome with extra speed, handling and strength. And when you start earning big, you might just get your hands on the fastest road car on the planet, the stunning Hennessey Venom GT. SMASH THE LEADERBOARDWhat crazy road race would be complete without a TV chopper hovering overhead? The further you get and the more you smash, the bigger the TV ratings and the more cash you earn. Play against your Facebook and Game Center friends to see who can become the most famous Bandit on network TV. BOOST YOUR CHANCESBefore you head off you get to choose something to help you along the way. Stinger-proof tires, the 'Stunner' car taser and even a tank are available to give you the edge over the relentless Sheriff McBride and his deputies.CRUISE CONTROLSInnovative one-finger control makes it super easy to drive, drift & spin your car, and unleash those helpful gadgets - no matter where you’re playing.TAKE A BANDIT CHALLENGEThe Smash Bandits race organisers don’t think that simply out-running the cops is a big enough problem, so they’ve put together over 100 challenges where you can test your driving skills to the limit.IMPORTANT: Smash Bandits is not supported on iPad (1st Generation), iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch (4th Generation or earlier). Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 26, 2013
    90
    With lots to do, plenty of unlockables, and tons of explosive destruction, Smash Bandits represents the fundamental reasons why gamers love games. It’s an incredibly solid driver with spot-on physics, flawless controls, and the exhilaration that comes with outrageous destruction.
  2. Aug 28, 2013
    85
    Smash Bandits is one hell of a fun game.
  3. Sep 6, 2013
    80
    The only major problem with Smash Bandits' approach is the energy mechanic, which limits you to five plays in a short amount of time, forcing you to either wait or spend in-game chips to keep playing. Thankfully, chips are given out a decent amount, and playing it in short spurts is an excellent way to go about runs.
  4. Sep 8, 2013
    78
    Smash Bandits is a fun, compelling, highly spectacular freemium racing game.
  5. Sep 2, 2013
    60
    Smash Bandits can be fun in small bursts, but is hampered by all the more cynical hallmarks of freemium design.
  6. Aug 27, 2013
    60
    Like earlier games in the series, Smash Bandits is a funny old thing all things considered. It controls like a dream, it looks wonderful, and yet there's no meat to the gameplay, and nothing that makes you feel compelled to do better the next time around. No doubt it's fun for a time, but there wasn't enough to keep us engaged for the long run.
  7. Aug 27, 2013
    40
    Go ahead and replay Smash Cops or Smash Cops Heat, but Smash Bandits feels like a wrong turn for the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 9, 2014
    9
    Fun is one word to certainly describe Smash Bandits. You can literally hit litter and traffic without taking damage. The game's graphics are nice, and the power-ups, though expensive, are a good aid. However, vehicle variety is generally limited, and how do you take damage, you ask? By scraping on the side of a lousy building. Plus, everything in the game is SO EXPENSIVE!!!

    However, if you want to get a sick thrill of a street racing game, Smash Bandits MUST be considered.
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