Retro Racing Review – The best racing game

On May 31, 2013

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Retro Racing Review – The best racing game

Our rating:

By: Mr Qwak Limited

Version #: 1.2

Date Released: 2012-04-27

Developer: Mr Qwak Limited

Price: 1.99

User Rating:

Ready? Set? Go! Retro Racing is hands down the best racing experience in the iPad or iPhone… At least as far as retro racers go, given you enjoy it.

In Retro Racing everything is reduced to its minimum expression. 3 cars (and 3 IAP cars priced at 0.99, which I found decent enough to purchase) each with just minor differences with the rest (2 stars for speed or 2 stars for tires.) No way of improving them except for the occasional power up you find along the race.

This is the only strategy you’ll need to know to beat the game: try to pick the power ups best suited to improve the downsides of your car. And buy the IAP: riding the Red Stallion or the Electic (sic) Fox is awesome.

Retro Racing sports 18 challenging tracks, where you can go from 1 star (finishing third) to 3 stars (finishing first) and gameplay just asks you to unlock them all. Once you have done so, that’s it, the only thing left is getting 3 stars in all tracks (which is no easy feat.) I’d probably kill for a track editor.

Retro Racing is a universal app, but it is best enjoyed in an iPad. For one, the placement of the left-right controls feels too cramped in an iPhone, also the iPad version has 1-device multiplayer, which is a good treat. Oh, and it is compatible with your iCade.

In short: Retro Racing is a must-have. If you have any doubts, watch the video below of its recently released desktop version. The iOS is exactly the same. Yes!

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yup!

Learning Curve:Medium

Who Is It For:Hardcore racers

What I Like:It's smooth and fun

What I Don't Like:And hard! (but hey, I like it)

Final Statement:I want new tracks, but this game is great

Read the Developer's Notes:
From the same developer behind the classic Amiga racers, Nitro (Psygnosis) and ATR (Team17).

Choose your car, then skid, slide, spin and drive around the track at break neck speed, collecting power-ups as you go. Master the perfect racing line, avoid other cars and cones, and speed your way to victory in this adrenaline pumping top-down racer for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Just how fast can you go?

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