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Rocket Racing League Review

By , on June 16, 2010


Rocket Racing League
Download on the AppStore
5 out of 5

PROS

  • Fast-paced rocket-fueled racing. Four race-modes with a unique style. Largely customizable vehicles. Direct in-game community interaction.

CONS

  • Advanced maneuvers feel awkward regardless of control scheme.
  • Waypoint arrows can give erroneous directions.

VERDICT

Rocket Racing League for the App Store makes the dreams of the real Rocket Racing League almost palpably real and is a treat for racing and flight-sim fans alike.


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Think of Rocket Racing League for the iPhone as a test-bed that aims to show just what the near future could hold as sci-fi is made real thanks to Rocket Racing. Despite hiccups in getting the real Rocket Racing League off the ground, you'll have the opportunity to fly a modern Mark-III and futuristic Mark-V X-Racer as you participate in this virtual competition.

You'll have the option of choosing between tilt or analogue controls for maneuvering your X-Racer, but both will take considerable amount of time to master as this rocket-powered vehicle has its own unique traits to master. For those who find the controls to be too Arcade-y an advanced control mode can be selected, adding the ability to stall your vehicle and an advanced physics engine to add stronger gravity and air-resistance.

Rocket Racing goes for a realistic style for the visuals, with each area being tailored to show off the speed and maneuverability of their X-Racers. Occasional lower quality environment textures do break the illusion at times, however each area is large enough to be considered a real playground for your rocket-powered vehicle. Multiplayer modes are also available for up to four players on a local Wifi or Bluetooth connection.

While it would be wonderful to witness true professionals plying their craft in a real X-Racer, Rocket Racing League does a great job of making the future of racing almost a reality and is a real challenge for racing and flight-sim fans alike.

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