Reckless Racing Review
- Slick, realistic feeling transitions between racing surfaces.
- Detailed track designs. Online multiplayer.
- Only 5 tracks (5 additional tracks are 'mirrored').
It won't take long for most people to blast their way through Reckless Racing, but if you can get a stable connection the multiplayer is fun and the 'Delivery' mode adds some replayability too.
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The top-down racer has always been a great way to feed your motor lust when you're not quite in the mood for something more serious. Jostling your way up the pack while lazily drifting your way around large winding tracks has a strangely satisfying appeal and Reckless Racing by Electronic Arts does a great job of filling that 'not quite serious' racing category just perfectly.
Initially players are given the option of playing around with one of several control setups, either using a combination of buttons, steering wheels or automatic acceleration features to fling their vehicle around the track. These can be further customized in the options if the defaults don't tickle your fancy. The handling of each vehicle is subtly unique, but it's the tracks themselves that take the cake as each transition from dirt, mud, gravel, tarmac and sand feels spot on and mastering each surface will take time.
It's easy to get excited about the visuals and while each track seems like it's situated just down the road from the last one, the environments look luscious and small touches like watching debris being kicked around or jostled by your vehicle are great to see. Unfortunately there's only 5 tracks available (although mirrored tracks bulk that up to 10) and it doesn't take long to complete the entire set in bronze, silver or gold.
Head-to-head multiplayer is a great addition to help make up for the lack of tracks and the strange 'Delivery' mode provides some challenge, but as top-down racers go Reckless Racing is more show than tell and it'd be great to get more meaty tracks to test your skills on.
DescriptionTHE BEST DOWN ‘N DIRTY RACER YOU EVER SAW! Made to maximize the Retina Display, the state-of-the-art visuals will make your eyes bug out as you skid, slip, and slide in traditional top-down racing style. Challenge your buddies in online multiplayer, and get ready to go. It’s the dirt-road racing game y’all been waiting for on iPhone & iPod touch!
LOOK WHAT THEY’RE SAYIN’
“…one of the coolest looking top-down racing games I've ever played.” (Eli Hoddap, Touch Arcade)
“The first thing that strikes home… is the sheer loveliness of the graphics… From sparkling streams… to large wooden churches looming up into the camera at the side of the worn dirt roads…” (Will Wilson, Pocket Gamer)
VISUAL QUALITY THAT’LL MAKE YOU SAY, “OOOWEEE!”
Designed from the get-go to with eye-popping graphic quality, the visual details will really make you feel like you’re rolling in the mud deep in the heart of Dixie. And get a load of how Reckless Racing looks with the Retina Display. Have mercy!
RACING FOR THE RECKLESS
Dirt track or asphalt, truck or rally car – take your choice and then take it to the limit. Learn the basics as a beginner and choose from a variety of driving controls. Get better with each race and move up through Bronze, Silver, and Gold difficulty levels.
CHOOSE YOUR VEHICLE AND TEST YOUR SKILLS
Adapt your race skills and push it across 5 amazingly detailed tracks. Race against rigs controlled by some outrageous in-game characters like Otis and Bubba! Unlock the reverse tracks and race ‘em again!
BETTER THAN THE REST?
With online multiplayer, Reckless Racing gives you the chance to show the world what you can do behind the wheel. Post your best times on online leaderboards and trade ghost races with players from all over the world. Chat functionality is also built in!
RACE IN 3 DIFFERENT MODES
Immerse yourself in the world of no-rules driving. Take on the Dirt Rally, Hot Lap time trial, or Delivery time trial. Beat other drivers or beat the clock. Either way, there’s a lot of Reckless Racing to do!
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