Slotz Racer

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  1. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    Bought it and and played it on the way in this morning. Since it's from Freeverse, it's pretty polished and the graphics are decent.

    Very, very simple game. Just like the old slot car toys that you played with when you were a kid. Press a button on the screen to activate the throttle and ease up when going into turns or your car will fly off the track. There are several 'stock' tracks and you can edit an existing track or make any new track of your own. There are several tournament or cup modes as well. You can't edit your car that I've been able to find, but there is a set of options to change the car dynamics such as grip, sliding and the like.

    Fun and worth it at $.99. For the $2.99 regular price? Maybe. I'd have to play it more to see if it gets old.

    Gameplay video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbEjO_V9S0w
     
  4. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    I love slot car games, even the online flash ones. I always liked to build my own crazy course and just attempt to get a decent time. Once I heard there was a level editor in this I knew I needed it :p.

    Anyway, I love it. There is even 4 player on one phone!
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  5. notintheleast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, so far this game is a lot of fun. It's simple in design and layout, yet still pretty challenging to get the hang of. Great for casual playing or a more intense session. Plus, the multiplayer option is great. I had a race with three other people at school today.
     
  6. MaskingTape macrumors regular

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    Bought it as well.. and wow do I suck at it lol. Took me MANY attempts to finish the first championship (and lots of urges to throw my phone out the window!) All in all it's good though, well worth the buck.
     
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    This is a great game. I'm going to be playing it nonstop.

    This is a fantastic game. I know what I'll be doing the entire way home on the el.
     
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    Ok, so I sucked at first too but then I tweaked some settings and I can win!! Sweet!!1 I am starting to really like this game!

    There are just so many settings I don't really know what helped - I kinda think it was the Analog control where you can slide the 'gas' down to get more control instead of stop and go! Does anyone else use this??

    I think multiplayer kinda sucks cause you can't see anything - so you have to have the tails on to see you car. They really need WIFI MULTIPLAYER MODE!!
     
  10. jediistar macrumors 6502

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    What kind of tweaks have people done, I have yet to mess with the settings?!
     
  11. CADer macrumors 6502

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    There are al ot of settings and most I am not too sure what they do but there is a good web site that explains (link - but not yet it is at home) it and pushing the 'i" button in the corner will give you info as to what they do also!
    Scale speed - mine is 20
    Grip Level - mine is 100
    Acc Level - 50
    Tyre Smoke - (I assume that is tire smoke)
    Crash Penalty - 0 (seconds I think)
    Collision - Yes or No
    Barriers - Yes or No
    Chunky Mode - Great for 4 player mode so you can see you car!
    Scale - Not sure if i noticed a difference in this (what is HO Scale???)
    Analogue Control - Mine is set to Yes and I prefer it that way but it did take a few laps to get down.

    I skipped a few but they are self explainitory!!

    With WIFI Multilayer I would pimp this game out to all my friends so I could play them on WIFI!!
     
  12. CADer macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah then you can change if you want to do a simulation like stopping for gas when you run out - and you can change the camera angle - What camera angle do you prefer?? I think the moving is great but the Following camer is good but kinda different??

    Also I didn't know that on most the settings you could hold your finger down to adjust the number with a slider!! Just another cool little feature a good game has - all the kinks worked out!!
     
  13. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

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    Good question. No more model railroaders among us?
    H0 scale (it's number zero - not the letter O) = 1:87
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H0_scale

    Have a look at the largest H0-scale railroad in the world and don't miss it when you are in Hamburg:
    http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/

    And I could win without tweaking on any of your list. When you are in a championship and see that you won't win the race just hit the pause switch (above center) and restart the race until you know the track very well - and you'll win.

    The important moments are not how long you have the finger at the button but when do you lift it off for a very short time! Do that before any sharp bend.

    When you know a short track very well it's fine to switch to trail camera. Nice feature.
     
  14. icedmocha macrumors regular

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    HO as mentioned is mainly a model railroad (smaller than the Lionels). Largest HO set is in Hamburg, eh? If I am ever that way I will check it out.
    I love this game so far. It is fantastic! I did not see an option to change throttle location, which would be nice. More cars would be nice as well, say a Lotus Eleven, Porsche 917 (Gulf please), GT40 (1969 Le mans black and Gold thank you), etc. Motorcycles too! Also, the ability to practice a track prior to racing it in championship mode. lastly, the ability to 'buy' new magnets, motors, tires, etc. have a garage as well for purchased cars.
     
  15. CADer macrumors 6502

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    This is what I am trying to figure out cause when i initially changed the setting I had no idea what I was doing! Right now I have completed most the Championships but I am lapping a lot of the racers - then I realized I am on easy! Now to play on normal and Hard!!
     

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