Synth Racing Review
- Publisher: Race to the Moon
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 23 Jun, 2009
- Size: 27.8 MB
- Price: $199.99
- Excellent controls that border on psychic in their finesse.
- Poor collision detection due to high-speeds.
Unless you're in need for a new speed racing fix, there are probably better options available on the App Store. Synth Racing can be a lot of fun, but it may take some time to truly appreciate it.
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Synth Racing by Race to the Moon is a time-trial racing game that takes all the style and speed from Wipeout, but doesn't quite manage to live up to the game it takes its inspiration from.
The aim of the game here is to reach your goal as quickly as possible. To reach the pinnacle of your potential speed you'll need to avoid these obstacles and collect speed-boosts, so you'll be happy to know that the tilt-controls used to slide your ship around the screen are almost flawless in their response. In fact if they're not to your preference you can calibrate almost every aspect of the tilting to your liking.
Synth Racing is a speed junkie's dream with a pounding sound track, sliding colourful tunnels and obstacles that zip by with phenomenal speed and deadliness, but here's where the problems start. It's entirely possible to go too fast for human response to reliably be used, requiring players to memorise entire levels, complete with the location of speed boosts, not to mention where to move your ship before you've even reached a visible obstacle.
There's a lot of potential in Synth Racing and if nothing else the controls are truly almost psychic, though most players are going to need psychic powers to avoid the clutter of obstacles thrown at them. It's the perfect game for lovers of speed and time-trials, but not quite ready for mass appeal.
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"a little known eXtreme Formula (futuristic Asphalt with hyper-boosters, very cool)." ..the Best Sense of Speed on the device."
Synth Racing is the Ultimate Speed experience.
How fast are your reflexes? because the better they are, the faster you'll fly. Hone your skill to reach increased levels of challenge. Traveling at 400km/h takes quite a bit of precision.
Do you have what it takes?
º Excellent Control
º Super Smooth Frame Rate (60+ fps)
º A Fresh Arcade Racing Experience
º Beautiful Full Screen Color Changes
º Barrel Roll, Tilt, and Retro-Boost Control Features
º Three Obstacle Courses, One ‘Practice’ Course
º Four Vehicles (w/ Three colors each)
º Music and Sound FX to match the Experience
º Play your own music through iTunes
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"If Star Fox and Wipeout had a child, it'd be Synth Racing"
Unparalleled Controls + Incredible Speed = Synth Racing
Speed is Beautiful.
THE FANS DESERVE AN UPDATE!
I can hardly contain my excitement! You are going to LOVE what we have in store for you.
Synth Racing was originally released in 2009, and at the time was rather popular. Since then, the iOS platform has grown tremendously. Now that we're coming back we plan to take advantage of every trick we can to deliver the sexiest looking, most feature packed game out there. Fear not though, we're keeping things locked at 60 fps, because sexy is no good if it's also not smooth.
Version 1.5 is coming sooner than you think. So enjoy the current game (v1.004) as a relic of the past. We're about to blow the doors off what you've seen thus far.
Here's a sneak peak at the feature list.
- Universal App Support
- Retina Display Support
- Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards
- Two Additional Game Modes
- Higher Resolution Textures
- Updated Models/Textures
- New Menus/Game UI
..and that's just the start because we haven't even begun to talk about multiplayer yet. For pictures and an in browser demo, head over to the official thread on Touch Arcade.
What's New in Version 1.004- 'Continue' Bug Fixed
- Increased Stability
- Increased Performance
- Two New Vehicles (three colors each)
- Minor Graphical Tweaks