Average User Score: 6.5Apr 18, 2014Not being familiar at all with the PC version, i can't compare but one thing that got me from the get go, was the fact that there is no realNot being familiar at all with the PC version, i can't compare but one thing that got me from the get go, was the fact that there is no real objective. The tutorial goes through the basics but i mean basics, it doesn't go out of its way at all to explain what to do.
When it comes to the main game, plenty of choice in the character selection and a fairly reasonable three slots available for characters and created worlds.
The game is addictive, the first week i had this game i think i logged 80+ hours. In saying that it has declined but the game has that certain sandbox addictiveness that i haven't experienced since Mine-craft.
Controls work fine for a touch screen and there is the option to use a controller but i have not tested this feature. Graphics work wonderfully and sound and game play definitely wrap this little gem up. It's worth the $3 or whatever it is in the app store. A must for any casual / hardcore gamer.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Mar 21, 2014As far as addiction goes this game takes the cake. I can almost guarantee that once you load this game onto your iPad / iPhone you will notAs far as addiction goes this game takes the cake. I can almost guarantee that once you load this game onto your iPad / iPhone you will not put it down. So find a comfy chair , a spare wall outlet and your charger, cause you won't want to go anywhere.
The concept is simple, you manage an up and coming game dev company and you make your fortunes by developing the games or doing outside contract work for money. With money you can hire more experienced people, spend more on the development and buy better advertising.
There isn't much of a walk through or training mission, just some quick tips to read and the rest is up to you. Luckily it's easy enough to figure out the mechanics.
I know it doesn't sound like much and the graphics are in the retro 16bit look but it pulls it of so well and being a portable game, quickly stopping to get on with your own life is a breeze. Casual or Hardcore this game is a must for everyone's iOS devices.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdMar 21, 2014Mini Motor Racing HD is as the name suggests optimised for the iPad. The game is quick to start and you'll immediately be wanting to enterMini Motor Racing HD is as the name suggests optimised for the iPad. The game is quick to start and you'll immediately be wanting to enter Career mode.
There are enough different types of vehicles here to keep any taste pleased but each car has it's PRO's and CON's and like most games these days not everything is unlocked immediately.
The racing is addictive and the tracks are varied enough to keep you coming back for more. They did cheat a little because it's starts to become obvious that they have just changed the camera view point and/or reversed the race direction to give the appearance of more tracks.
The graphics are crisp, the sounds are quality but I tend to play most games silent anyway. There is also three different control schemes available to use, so muck around and play with one that suits you. I personally stick with the default setting and use the steering wheel thumb control.
Progressing through the career will reward you with cash to later upgrade and buy new cars and tracks. You'll soon learn that you have to choose your upgrades carefully and even go back and select a new vehicle to pass some later stages. Unfortunately at times this can feel like a grind, collecting cash and upgrading the car, as this can get quite pricey. There is the option to just buy game cash but that's no fun.
There are times when the frame rate will skip to a crawl for a second, this is usually when the entire screen is filled with you and the Ai screaming down the track with flames coming from your back wheels, as you've all used some Nitros Boost.
Apart from this and the often clumsy Ai who I Think are drunk most of the time any lover of a good top view racer will get hours of game play and there is plenty of replay value too.
Good tip, if you happen to have the iPhone version and an iPad mini just skip the HD version unless you have the bigger iPad as there is no real advantage.… Expand