BEN HUR LIVE Review
- Excellent opening movie.
- Easy to use controls.
- Tracks seem almost identical with only minor changes.
- Loses its entertainment value quickly.
- No multi-player enabled.
Players should grab the reigns and steer clear of this game if they are looking for something that offers a good challenge and great re-playability as the game offers neither and players will be left feeling severely disappointed.
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History has come to life with United Soft Media's debut release Ben- Hur Live! Based on the epic film and touring stage show, Ben Hur Live! is an action packed chariot racing game where players must race for glory across three big arenas in Rome, Egypt and Jerusalem.
Players race their chariots by tapping on their own horses to increase their speed and sliding their finger across the screen to steer. Getting the right balance between speed and endurance is key to attaining victory in the game. Players will also need to fend off attacks made by rival chariots whilst racing which players can do by tapping on their opponents horses. Currently the game is only single player and this is somewhat disappointing as the AI becomes more predictable and less challenging as the game progresses.
The game itself is not bad looking as the graphics are decent, the menu design is laid out well and the opening movie is rather pleasing. The gameplay design and mechanics however are what lets this game down the most and the soundtrack isn't too fantastic either which together does dull down the overall game experience.
Although Ben Hur: Live is an excellent introduction to the horse racing genre for iPhone users it does lack the intensity, suspense and overall excitement of the original movie and isn't recommended for fans of the film or those looking for a serious challenge.
DescriptionTake part in history’s legendary chariot races! The official game of the spectacular BEN HUR LIVE Monutainment experience takes you back 2000 years – right into the arenas of antiquity where you compete with the most famous charioteers.
Prevail in the arenas of Rome, Egypt and Jerusalem. Avoid all obstacles cunningly and fend off the attacks of your rivals with your whip.
But take care of your horses: Don’t whip them mercilessly – if they tire early, you haven’t got a chance for victory!
Your only chance for beating your fierce rivals is to stay calm and collected while using your best strategies under pressure. Grab hold of the reins, race to victory and you’ll be celebrated as the new champion of the arenas!
- Demonstrate your skills in the arenas of Rome, Egypt and Jerusalem. Each of them tests your skills in four thrilling races
- Intuitive controls for easy access: drag your chariot to steer; tap your opponents to fend them off; tap your horses to prod them individually – but you’ll triumph if you find the right balance between speed and endurance!
- Pace yourself as each race challenges you with more dangerous opponents and demanding tracks
- Accept the challenge: Only the best will master the final race!
- An enthusiastic audience creates a suspenseful atmosphere
- Do you have what it takes to stand against the best? Beat the high score in each race!
- Available in English and German
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Tour dates and information on the live show are available at: www.benhurlive.com