You asked for it and now it’s here: 3D Pixel Racing for the iPad. A hit on consoles like the Wii, 3D Pixel Racing features accelerometer based steering (default) through a good old fashioned 8-bit world.
This rough-housing racer is a challenge for experienced gamers but still accommodates the younger player’s appetite for competition. With a number of unlockable drivers, cars, and colors to choose from 3D Pixel Racing will not disappoint.
There are five unique game modes to choose from including my personal favorite: Hot Pursuit. In this game mode players become law-men tasked with taking down baddies before time runs out. Taking down of course meaning, smashing their car to bits!
Other exciting game modes are : Championship, Capture the Flag, Time Attack, and Single Race. All game modes allow player to take a stab at getting the unlockable content, but Championship mode is the fastest way to unlock all the cars, tracks, and drivers.
As you can see from the video, the game is professionally developed and for only $1.99 it’s also a steal. Games of this quality usually hover around $4.99 or even up to $9.99.
The game isn’t quite like Mario Kart though, as you might have thought. Racers need to watch their fuel levels and the condition of their tires as they will need to stop in the pits every once in a while. Choosing when to hit pit row can make or break a race so stay vigilant!
What I liked: The old 8-bit graphics are a fun way to play what can be a seriously competitive game (if you’re as competitive as me). Allowing players to choose control schemes is also a huge plus for those times when you don’t want to look like a total nerd driving your iPad. I also love that players need to take into account a pit stop here and there.
What I didn’t like: Getting to the race itself takes quite a bit of button pressing, albeit those taps are allowing for high customization. If I could add one thing it would be the ability to play my own music during gameplay rather than the interesting choice of tunes put in by the developers.
To buy or not to buy: 3D Pixel Racing is a very fun game allowing for continuous play. No matter your skill level, you will be challenged by the game and want to keep playing. The best part is, there really isn’t any way to “beat” the game so play on!
- App Name: 3D Pixel Racing
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: VIDIA S.R.L.
- Price: $1.99