Boredom is a dangerous thing. It can just creep up on you suddenly and gnaw at your soul. That's why humanity has come out with a proven cure: games, games and more games! And the simpler, the better. Android smartphones are great for that, but the main issue is to find a fun games with no strings attached.
Racing Moto looks like a perfect candidate. It sure is simple, but is it cool enough? Find out in today's review!
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Features & Use
I can' t stress enough the fact that Racing Moto is a really straight-forward game. You've got a motorbike and you've got maneuver around cars on a multi-lane highway without hitting anything. Just like Doodle Jump, it's a question of how long you can survive without crashing. The longer you last, the more points you earn.
Passing a car at close range and high speeds, gives you extra points. To make the whole thing more challenging, cars constantly flash their blinkers and change lanes – so watch out!
Use the boost mode by long-pressing the screen to earn even more points. Your speed is constantly increasing and eventually you reach a breakneck pace, earning 5x the regular amount of points. As soon as you let go of your finger, your speed goes back to normal.
The option of selecting between different motorcycles adds a bit of pep to the whole game. Of course, it will take a certain amount of points to unlock each bike.
What Racing Moto desperately lacks are more obstacles like ramps, potholes and such. Ramps would be especially cool for this game.
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Bottom Line: Racing Moto is an extremely simple game, even too simple. Sure, it's fun to play from time to time, but after a while you feel like you're driving an endless highway treadmill. Racing Moto is still a cool if you're expectations are too high.
Screen & Controls
As you would expect, Racing Moto is very easy. You can control everything with one finger on the screen while using the phone's motion sensors. All the graphics are in full 3D and look solid. The crash animations are in slow-motion, which is pretty awesome for a simple arcade game.
Speed & Stability
Racing Moto loads quickly and runs smoothly without any crashes or issues.
Racing Moto is ad-funded and available for free from the Android Market. Not too shabby for a free game!