RPM: Gymkhana Racing Game Review

18 Nov

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This racing game is just released by BulkyPix. To make a racing game a success in the iTunes App Store isn’t easy. Most of the time, the gamers will complain that the game controls are bad, i.e. they are unable to steer the car in a certain direction they wanted.

In RPM: Gymkhana Racing, there are three types of controls you can choose from. There are standard controls like the left, right, up and down controls for the Novice driver. For those whose are experts in driving games, they can either go for the full wheel or half wheel navigation controls.

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The most important part of this game is to get the game controls that actually fits your driving skills. You need to drive around to accumulate the “drift” and sometimes avoid banging into items on the road to get the most points.

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The game lets you experiment driving around in different cities.  When driving around in Tokyo, I get to experience the noisy city. There are sounds of pedestrians  talking when I am driving. You need to complete all the objectives of the current city before you can unlock the next game level.

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Before the race in the city begins, you will be shown a set of objectives you need to complete in the city.

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After your race finishes, you can preview the actual driving progress shown via a video right in front of you. This feature is rare in racing game but this game actually has it. You can also view your scores after each race. You can retry the level to improve your scores or go into the next race.

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For example, I am a rookie driver. I kept banging into objects on the road. The video footage does help me to improve in the next race as it helps to show me where are my weaknesses.

This racing game is as real as it gets. When your car swirls in the road, there are wheel marks on the road. Sometimes, the smoke from your engine can be seen when you navigate your car. There are some techno music to accompany you when you drive too.

What is lacking in this game is there are no multi-player support in this game. You cannot play this game with your friends. But, you can share the video footage with your friends and take turns to try this game.

If you love driving alone and venturing into new unknown cities with your driving skills, this game is for you. This game is selling for $2.99 on iTunes App Store. You can play this game on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch which actually justifies the $2.99 price tag.

Graphics: 4 /5
Sound/Music: 5 / 5
Fun: 5/5
Addictiveness: 5 / 5
Value for money: 5 / 5
Overall:  4 / 5

App Store link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/rpm-gymkhana-racing/id477678920?mt=8

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