Vector Rally Review
- Intuitive vector-based racing mayhem.
- Pass-and-play multiplayer available.
- Seven tracks to master.
- Grid overlay makes the maps look washed out.
- Little music or special effects.
Vector Rally is a classic idea repackaged under a modern guise and even if you never played this in school it's great fun to share with friends.
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We've had tilt-based racers, touch-based racers and even line-drawing racers, but now you can try your hand at a turn-based racer. Vector Rally by EJay Studios resurrects the classic pen and paper game from the schoolyard and gives it a 21st century makeover for your iPhone. Be warned, things can get a little bit nerdy from here on in.
Much like the title implies, your racer is placed on a grid and its movement is determined by simple vector addition and subtraction depending on where you touch on a 3x3 grid. Vector Rally shows you exactly where you'll end up by placing a grid that duplicates your controls on to the race-track, meaning the only thing you'll have to keep track of is your current acceleration. The aim is to make it around the track in the shortest possible route and with AI or local multiplayer available things can quickly get out of control.
The game keeps things simple with small grid-positioned sprites layered on to digitally hand-painted race-tracks. There are currently seven tracks in total to play through, giving you and your friends a fair amount to play through and master. Multiplayer can be played on local wifi or bluetooth, but the 'pass and play' mode is strongly recommended instead.
While you may not have played this game in school, it's a fun way to waste time with friends and flex your competitive muscles. Worth checking out for the nostalgia and pure time-wasting experience.
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Turn based racing has never been so good!
If you enjoy racing, strategy and puzzle games, Vector Rally has it all in one!
The game is popular as an educational tool teaching vectors.
* Was featured by Apple worldwide!
Enjoy Vector Rally with friends - up to 4 players can race via Bluetooth and Local Wi-Fi or by sharing one device.
Compare your lap scores with the best in the world (OpenFeint enabled).
Vector Rally is reincarnation of a very popular pen and paper game played in schools in the 70's and 80's and now you can play it on your iDevice!
The goal of the game is simple: find the shortest possible racing line (perfect line) from start to finish.
It may sound simple, but perfecting the track requires a lot of thinking and strategy!
Players move cars from one grid point to another in turns. Each turn they can choose from one of the nine available neighboring grid points.
Depending on selection, each turn player can increase speed by one square, decrease by one or maintain same speed.
As in real life racing, you need to accelerate and decelerate in proper times, so watch out for tight corners, come in too fast and you're history!
Players also receive penalties if their car drives outside the track boundaries, stops in the same spot as opponents car or hits the wall.
Player with the least turns/penalties wins the game.
Play against CPU or challenge your family and friends for even more fun! Up to 4 players can play on the same device or on local network via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.
- 7 unique hand-painted race tracks (more will be added via updates)
- single player mode
- multi player mode on one device in pass and play mode
- multi player mode via Bluetooth (OS version 3.0 and above is required)
- multi player mode on local network via Wi-Fi (OS version 3.1 and above is required)
- AI players
- local high scores
- global high scores and achievements (OpenFeint)
- low device battery consumption
- listen to your own music while playing
What's New in Version 1.02- fixed performance issues on iOS4 devices
- updated UI
- added Game Reset button
- added background music