The racing genre on the App Store has been dominated by games like Real Racing, Asphalt, and Need For Speed. It’s time to welcome a new top dog, Mini Motor Racing. This masterpiece by the Binary Mill combines crazy arcade racing with visual glory and customization to create a truly amazing gaming experience.
If there is one thing that I would boast about Mini Motor Racing, it would have to be the aesthetics. This game is a real treat for the eyes as well as the ears. Extremely detailed cars and tracks, along with beautifully fluid menus make MMR a joy to play. The upbeat music fits perfectly with the wacky vibe and the tune has been stuck in my head for the past few days.
Controls are a huge plus as well. The gods over at the Binary Mill went all out with 4 different control methods ranging from a simple steering wheel, to a slider bar. The steering wheel has been perfect for me so far, but the other methods work just as well. Also, you can turn auto-accelerate on or off to make the experience a little more realistic. With 4 control options, there is bound to be one that will work for just about everybody.
Moving on to the heart of Mini Motor Racing, there are multiple game modes including Championship, Quick Race, and Multiplayer. Championship mode consists of a whopping 120 race career which goes from normal events to feature cups like the “Fruit Ninja Cup” and the “Holiday Cup”. Quick race works as it normally would. You can “quickly” jump right into a race and practice your skills. Multiplayer is limited to local WiFi and Bluetooth right now, but an online mode should be up and running soon.
To those who love customization, you will love Mini Motor Racing. The game has over 20 tracks to choose from, all of which are absolutely gorgeous, and 13 cars to unlock. The tracks are rather short, but they are designed to encourage rough play. You will inevitably find yourself ramming your opponents out of the way and nitro-boosting your way to first place as you zip around corners. The cars range in design, but they are all very detailed. Some upgrades that are available are nitro boosts, top speed, handling, and acceleration. Upgrades are purchased with in-game cash that is earned by winning races. The wide variety of cars and tracks adds to MMR’s long list of awesome features.
Check out the launch trailer for Mini Motor Racing. If our review didn’t get you pumped up for the game, then the trailer definitely will.
I definitely recommend picking up Mini Motor Racing. The standard and HD versions are separate, weighing in at $1.99 and $3.99 respectively.