- Action filled arcade racing.
- Scaled down interface design.
- Point based content unlocks.
- Incredibly easy to 'crash' due to poor cornering.
There are plenty of other serious racers available on the App Store, but Split/Second will feed your inner tweenager's destructive lust with its explosive action like no other racer.
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Everyone likes to have a go at Director Michael Bay for his mindless, explosion filled action films, but he also knows that deep down everyone has a teenager that's delighted by simple wanton destruction. Split/Second by Disney Interactive and Black Rock Studio follows this train of thought and throws players in to a deadly high-speed race where you get to use an entire city as a weapon against your opponents.
The tilt-based controls are fairly standard for a racer, though early cars do feel incredibly rigid and are prone to completely lose control without liberal use of the brake. 'Powerplay' energy needs to be earned in order to trigger the various traps available in each track and is easy enough to keep topped up by performing various tasks like drifting, drafting or jumping. Filling the entire bar even gives you the option to unlock shortcuts throughout the level.
Split/Second is certainly a jump down in quality from the console version, but is still fairly impressive for the iPhone. Turns can be hard to judge on some levels, requiring practice to prevent pointless crashes. Unfortunately, for a game designed to get the blood pumping its explosions are fairly tame and destroyed environments are quick to reset.
As an arcade-racer Split/Second succeeds at being a fun and mindless experience that will push all the right buttons for your inner 13-year-old, but there's just not enough substance to make this a technical racer for your iPhone.
DescriptionNEW UPDATE AND ON SALE! DOWNLOAD SPLIT/SECOND FEATURING THE ENTERTAINMENT RESORT WITH NEW CARS AND NEW RACES!
When speed is not enough, the city is your weapon. Inspired by the critically acclaimed video game from Disney Interactive Studios, and developed in conjunction with Black Rock Studios — Split/Second delivers action arcade racing on an epic scale.
Set in a TV city that is rigged to blow, you’ll trigger Power Plays to wreck opponents, open short cuts, and win the race.
• Includes FOUR locations and 12 tracks from the console game: Airport, Downtown, Port, and Sedona
• Four types of RACE events: Race, Elimination, Detonator, and the all new Airstrike!
• Race in 17 incredibly specialized CARS, each with different attributes.
• Blast your friends in four person MULTIPLAYER — connect Online, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
To win, you’ll need both speed and strategy because everything can change in a Split/Second!
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What's New in Version 1.4.0Thanks for downloading the latest update for Split/Second Velocity!
This update includes:
Entertainment Resort - Race through three new tracks in this brand new location!
New Race Event - Survival features the added challenge of dodging explosive barrels thrown onto the racetrack by an armored big rig. Survival is key, so pass the big rig before time runs out!
New Vehicles - Test your racing skills with the Cobretti GT600, Elite Goliath, and the Elite GT12!
Please note: Online multiplayer has been removed to optimize single player and local multiplayer experiences. Race on better than ever!