Fast Five the Movie: Official Game HD is a racing game / movie tie-in from Gameloft.
The idea behind the game is tied in with the Fast Five Movie, but as I have need seen it yet I cannot say how closely.
The game offers a career, in which you do standard races, drag (short races where you change gears manually), Drift (slide round corners for points) and time attacks (racing against the clock). There are also quick races available. Wins in each will add to your cash total in etc mode, allowing for unlocking new cars.
As you progress through the game you get fame and cash. The fame unlocks the levels and the cash buys the cars. The game has ten chapters and four races in each, as well as a starting event (adding upto around 50 levels.)
The driving in the game is done in various way, depending on the options you select, but it basically a selection between tilt and touch controls. You will probably and to try them all to find the best version for your style of play.
The game gives you limited turbos, but these can sometimes be found on the track. There are also underground market points that allow you to effect the race by sabotaging opponents or giving bonuses to you) this can be useful if you are stuff in an event.
There are multiplayer options with online, wifi and bluetooth options available. This adds some longevity to the game.
The tracks are generally good, but I found the chapter 3 track a little dark and cramped at times.
The sounds are is good, and the graphic are very good, but there is “pop-up” in the game.
On the upside:
- Some nice “Set Up Accidents” that change the levels
- Fast pasted driving game
On the downside:
- Very slow loading between races.
- Lack of cars to unlock.
- Rewind feature makes the game a lot easier than it should be.
- Not Universal, you need to buy the iPhone version seperately.
Overall, this is a good driving game, and for a movie tie in is better than a lot of others. The game shows it Asphalt 6 backend and is more limited than the counterpart. The changes to the levels made by the “Set Plays” is good, but does not hide the short falls in the game. If you like the Asphalt style game and own them all already, then this is worth adding to your collection.
Size: 441 MB
Price (at time of review): £2.99