Moto Racer – Review

On July 14, 2008

App Type: Uncategorized

Moto Racer  –  Review

Our rating:

By: Freeverse

Version #: 1

Date Released: 2008-07-10


Price: 5.99

User Rating:

The first day i upgraded my iPhone with firmware 2.0, I immediately downloaded
Cube Runner. I figured this free game would be a good way to ease into using the iPhone’s accelerometer as a game control. Well, three days have passed and I figured it was time to take things to the next level. I downloaded FreeVerse’s MotoRacer last night and have been playing it pretty much non-stop.

What do I think? I love this game! The graphics are awesome. The sound effects are cool. The game play is interesting and fast-paced enough to keep my interest. All in all it’s a whole lot of fun!

This was my first experience with a game that is "arcade worthy", yet built specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  I’m really quite impressed. It’s amazing how great a game can look on such a small screen. Using the accelerometer to steer took some getting used to (even with my Cube Runner "training").  But, once I got the hang of it, it felt incredibly natural. In fact, using the entire device to control the steering makes the game far more enjoyable.  I don’t know that, if given the choice, I would want to go back to using a separate controller.  

My biggest complaint? Try as I might the game won’t let me crash my motorcyle. (Now what fun is that??) Fortunately, unlike some other games I have tried, it didn’t crash my phone either!


The “WOiP 5” (What’s On iPhone’s Five descriptive adjectives): Cool, fun, fast-paced, well-executed, arcade-like

Overall Value: High

Entertainment Value: High

"Uniqueness": Very High (uses entire device to control the game)

Graphics: High

Level of Difficulty: Medium to High

Age Appropriateness: Grade school or older

Longevity (will it hold interest over time): Ask me in a week or two I’m too busy playing it right now to answer

Would I Buy Again: Yes

Final Statement:
Not only is the game itself excellent but it is a great way to see the potential of using the iPhone or iPod Touch as a gaming device. If you want a fast-moving, fun game that uses the iPhone’s accelerometer as a control this should be high on your list.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Grab your hike and hit the road with Wingnuts Moto Racer. Race through checkpoints, weave through traffic. fend off dangerous biker gangs and hit some sweet jumps along the way.Racing from Miami Beach to the Andean mountains and around the globe. Moto Racer is a rockin' arcade experience that will explode your mind!!O U R   T A K E . . .

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