Rocket Cars Review – An Action Packed, One-Handed Racer [iOS]

rocketcars_iconRocket Cars is a casual yet competitive racing game that was just recently released on iOS. What makes this game a bit different from other racing games is that Rocket Cars can actually be played entirely one-handed. That’s not something that can be said of most racing games as usually you need both hands for those. The game allows you to enjoy competitive racing with one hand while lets say drinking coffee with another. Now while hardcore racing fans might scoff at the idea of a one-handed racer, don’t let this dissuade you into trying Rocket Cars out, as it really is a fun filed, high action racer.

I’ll start off with what most people look at first when it comes to games and that is the graphics. The art in the game is incredibly good with some highly detailed race car modes and race tracks. Even the menu system looks good. Everything is bright and colorful making this a more light hearted looking racing game.

Of course graphics don’t amount much if the gameplay is terrible and with that, I can report that the gameplay in Rocket Cars is actually quite good. It’s basically a racing game that also employs the use of upgrades and special power-ups. Cars can be upgraded to be faster and better while power-ups too can be beefed up to be more powerful. Controls are based on simple swipes or taps depending on your control scheme and for the most part, it works fairly well. The hold and swipe controls scheme can take some getting used to though I much prefer the tap controls myself.

There are several neat cars you can choose from, though you’ll have to unlock them as you play along with tons of different tracks you can play on that are also unlocked as you play. What I like too is that this isn’t just a straight racing game. There are also missions you can complete while racing in order to gain more rewards which in turn is used to upgrade you cars and power-ups.

Rocket Cars is a solid racing game for those who want something more casual and less “simulation” like. The racing can get pretty action packed and as long as you have the controls figured out, you can win most races pretty easily. That’s not to say it can’t be challenging because it can. Overall, this is a good racing game and one that is free. There are in-app purchases, but for the most part, you’ll never have to dip into any real money at all.

App Store Link: Rocket Cars
Version: 1.0
Developer: Illusion Labs
Price: Free
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Description

The creators of Touchgrind Skate2, Touchgrind BMX and Mr. Crab now bring you the breathtaking and extremely addictive car racing game Rocket Cars.

Strap in and rocket through the offroad Desert tracks, boost through the picturesque Wooden landscape and then blow your opponents away in the challenging Copper world. Upgrade your cars and compete against increasingly difficult ai cars in 60+ levels and prove that you have what it takes to win.

RACE MONSTER TRUCKS, BUGGIES, PICKUPS and loads of other cars that will do anything to stop you in the supercharged arcade racer Rocket Cars!

UNIQUE SINGLE TOUCH CONTROLS make the car feel like an extension of yourself when playing this endless fun, pulsating and solid racer game that will surely give you hours of exhilarating game play.

PERFORM DAREDEVIL TRICKS to gain boost fuel and to avoid a wide range of opponent cars trying to prevent you from reaching the goal first.

KNOCK OUT OPPONENTS OR USE SHOCKWAVES AND MISSILES to literally blow them off the track to complete the objective of the race before they beat you to the goal.

PLAY THIS COMPETITIVE, SUPER FAST racing game including 5 free cars and another 10 cars throughout the game.

COMPETE IN 5 GAME MODES ON 50 TRACKS, all uniquely tailored where your skills and patience will be pushed to the limit.

USE UPGRADES to reach the cars’ full potential. Upgrade power-ups to make sure that your opponents won’t stay in your way for too long.

RACE THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD of Rocket Cars and speed through amazing locations.

ENTERTAINING MISSIONS AND DAILY CHALLENGES let you earn extra coins and gems to maximise your chance of winning. Find more rewards along the way.

FEATURES
• 5 car categories and 15 racing cars with individual upgrades and characteristics
• 67 amazing levels
• 5 thrilling game modes – elimination, position, time gates, time pickup and time trial
• 5 beautiful environments
• Stunning 3D graphics and physics simulation
• Easy to learn, one finger controls
• Each car has specific strengths and weaknesses
• Missions and daily challenges

This game is free to play but it offers in-app-purchases. You may disable in-app-purchasing using your device’s settings

[Source: App Store]

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