Wild West 3D Rollercoaster Rush Review
- Additional intricate solo challenges.
- Detailed and varied locations.
- Lots of levels to unlock.
- Stiff controls.
- Physics engine works against the player.
It's great to see the Wild West breaking out from the Rollercoaster Rush series, but without more tweaking it's an exercise in frustration, not fun.
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Digital Chocolate have had a good run with the 3D Rollercoaster Rush series, adding a few different themes and other basic changes along the way. 'Wild West' is the latest in the series, but instead of the fast-paced thrills of its previous incarnations, this title has taken a completely different direction.
The game no longer relies on tilt control alone and now allows players to control the forward/backward movement as well as the tilt via touch controls. Players are still in the business of thrilling their passengers on their insane rollercoaster ride, but a physics based puzzle element is also jammed in and requires players to master balancing their momentum to complete runs in the fastest times possible. Sadly, the controls just don't live up to the job and even enabling the accelerometer again results in a fairly paltry improvement.
The controls aren't the only thing to take a step backwards, with the eye-catching 3D designs of the previous games being replaced with a side-on 2.5D view. Unfortunately it's a necessary evil as the game now delights in throwing players in to segments that also head backwards. The addition of a solo mode does remove the unwieldy weight added by the passengers in the classic mode, but new problems in the form of weird physics glitches rear their head instead.
Wild West 3D Rollercoaster Rush is an interesting attempt at breaking out from the previously formulaic releases, but it's also a step backwards for the series that you won't mind skipping.
DescriptionTake a journey through the Wild West where you can test your extreme rollercoaster skills in this desert and demanding conditions in 3D Rollercoaster Rush Wild West!
Play 40 exciting 3D action-packed rollercoaster tracks with dangerous peaks and earth shattering drops in Classic and Underground Mode. Challenge and overcome the new physics based mechanics and game play where balance and position mean everything to survival. Perform wild stunts like somersaults while trying to stick the landing to increase your excitement and achieve record time. Connect to OpenFeint to compare your highscores with the rest of the world and become a true rollercoaster master!
Two great games in one:
Classic Mode – Play 20 completely new tracks with 3D man-made tunnels, lava caves, and under the burning sun outdoors.
Underground Mode – Play 20 new tracks with only one cart and try to find the shortest way to the finish line!
Expertly crafted tracks with realistic coaster physics
Perform insane stunts to get a higher score and unlock achievements like Underground Master, Impossible Flip, and more!
Unique iPhone and iPod touch controls -- users can use the accelerometer feature by tilting the device to control the balance of the cart.
OpenFeint social platform integration
Compete for high scores through online leaderboards
Try to earn all 13 achievements and establish yourself as a rollercoaster master!
Amazing bright and stunning 3D art graphics
Adrenaline pumping and exciting real music
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