Race To Win With LEGO Legends of Chima: Speedorz — iPad App Review

LEGO LogoRace against the fastest Speedor opponents in the Kingdom of Chima as you fly through Rhino Canyon collecting studs and activating Chi. Finish the race in the fastest time to unlock new LEGO units and customize your character.

Players take control of a LEGO-built zip cord car to compete against the top six Speedor racers in the entire Chima Kingdom. All you have to do to win a race is get to the end before your opponent, but to earn achievements, unlock new items, and really win big, you’ll have to complete the course within a certain amount of time.

To start the race, drag your finger downward on the virtual zip cord. The better timed your pull, the faster you’ll go. After a few seconds, the car slows down and the only way you can re-zip is if you have CHI. To collect CHI, perform certain tasks on the course, like knocking down boulders and targets. The more CHI you collect, the more opportunities you have to get to the end within the specified amount of time.

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Each race’s time limit gets shorter and shorter while the course gets more complex.

There are three different time limits that unlock three different items. The first time limit unlocks a new bottom half for you character while the second unlocks a new mid-section. The third time limit is nearly impossible to complete and unlocks new headgear.

To control the car, tap the right and left side arrows. The car moves forward automatically, so you only have to worry about avoiding crashing into trees and activating your CHI.

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Players also unlock new cars when they complete a level within a certain amount of time. New cars cost money, or in this case, studs. However, it isn’t too difficult to collect enough studs to buy a car. There are no in-game purchases, so the whole thing is entirely free, which is a refreshing change from the typical freemium games that always end up costing a lot more than you thought it would.

Considering that this game is entirely free, it is pretty good. There are, however, a few problems with it. For example, it took a very long time to download the app and every time you select a race, the load time to start the level is about 20 seconds. I can see why there may be a crashing issue with some devices. I never experienced a crash, but I’m playing the game on a third-generation iPad. If you were trying to play this game on an older device, it might end up crashing on you a lot.

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The controls are awkward and there is no way to adjust the sensitivity. You get used to it after a few races, but I’d like to see the ability to adjust the controls.

Even though there are a few problems with this game, it is still worth the download. It is entirely free and there promises to be new races to unlock in the future. This game is basically an advertisement for LEGO’s upcoming line of Legends of CHIMA, but it doesn’t feel like an advertisement at all.

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What I liked: The game is completely free. There are no in-app purchases or need to pay money to unlock new worlds. It isn’t even ad supported. It is simply a free game.

What I didn’t like: The controls are too sensitive and can’t be adjusted. The load time for each race is too long.

To buy or not to buy: If you are a fan of LEGOs and racing games, you won’t regret downloading this. It is entertaining and fun.

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