Could it be that most of the upcoming movies this year will have their own iOS game? This is just an assumption based on what I’ve observed recently while browsing the App Store, which I think is trending. And of course, Turbo Racing League is just one of them that caught my attention.
What the heck?
PikPok’s universal game Turbo Racing League was inspired from the upcoming Dreamwork’s animation film Turbo, which is coming out this summer. With bragging rights of 4.5 stars in more than 500 ratings (as of this writing), it’s time to race in full throttle with the smartest and fastest snail ever. Turbo isn’t just the typical snail after all.
How does it work?
While everyone’s busy racing in their wheels, you might want to try something different like “driving like you’re shell on wheels,” that’s how PikPok calls its.
Turbo Racing League game mechanics is somewhat similar to most of the racing games you had played. However, it has fun intuitive controls that you can choose before you begin the basic race in Tito’s garage. You don’t have to figure it out yourself; Tito will show you the ropes and how to race fast to collect the tomatoes.
In this tomato-currency racing game, aside from collecting them (which, by the way, serves as virtual cash for power-ups and upgrades available in the tomato garden), players are encouraged to join and qualify for each weekly contest to race, drift, jump, and slide until they qualify in the winners’ circle.
Currently, there is an underground racing phenomenon where players can win real cash prizes sponsored by Verizon. If you’re serious about it, head to the app’s description section for more details.
How’s the app?
If I have a checklist for this app, here’s what it would look like:
- Retina display graphics – Check
- Well-defined game mechanics – Check
- Intuitive controls – Check
- Interaction and social media integration – Check
The graphics are well optimized for iPad 3/4 and iPhone 5. Although this game can attract children and teens because of its simple game concept, it is addictive, entertaining, and engaging for gamers of all ages. Nonetheless, there are age restrictions when it comes to the contests.
Beat your highest score and friends’ score and check them out in the Game Center leaderboard.
Overall, this app complements the upcoming movie; it could possibly become a blockbuster due to the traction from its mobile game. Turbo Racing League is available for download via iTunes direct link.
I give it 4.5 stars.