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SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE [IOS] – REVIEW (76%)

26 Nov

Sports Car Challenge is a driving game released by Volkswagen (China) Investment Co, Ltd.

“Enjoy the sheer beauty and amazing details of the hottest high-end supercars from Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche and Volkswagen, while you speed along the track with up to 250 miles per hour. An update, which will enable you to take place on the driver’s seat and enjoy the classy interiors of all cars in a detailed 360 degree sight field, is already in the making, too. So stay tuned for more cool features in the future!”

When I first opened this app, it looked and felt like a very cutdown version of Project Gotham racing for the Xbox. After playing the application that feeling did not leave me.

This game offers six cars to select from, once selected you can then do one of three events. 

  • Time Trial – One lap of what look like a cut down Nurburgring in the fastest time
  • Slalom – Zig Zag through cones in this short straight course.
  • Braking – Change gears to get to the braking zone fast, and then slam on the brakes without missing it.

The game uses game center to record your times for the events, so you can compare your times against other players.

Once you have played the events through once and get times you are happy with then there is very little to make you come back for more. The cars do not even suffer damage from crashing, so that is not even an added draw.

There are no options for doing anything to the cars other than driving them in the events, limiting you to only changing the colour and the rims of the vehicle.

The game can be controlled either by tilt or touch. The touch works OK, but sometimes I found myself not tapping the steering rather than the brake, as the brake zone is a little too narrow.

The sound and graphics are generally very good. The cars are not as detailed as other driving games, but still look good.

The application really does feel a little like an advertisement for the cars, with information and links to the websites almost being as much as the application as the game.

On the upside:

  • Solid driving game.
  • Some nice cars.
  • Universal.
  • Free.

On the downside:

  • Feels like a demo.
  • Some of the cars feel like they are on a wire.
  • Lack of longevity.

Overall, this is a good driving game and is free. However, it is really not much more than a nice demo of a driving game, which may or may not come in the future. If this game gets more content then that would be marvellous. 

Rating: 76%

Size: 77 MB

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: Sports Car Challenge – Volkswagen (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

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Posted by on November 26, 2011 in Game - Driving, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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