Table Top Racing Review – Things get interesting when you’re shrunken and smaller
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Playrise Edge Ltd
Version #: 1.0.3
Date Released: 2013-01-31
Developer: Playrise Edge Ltd
Price: 0.99User Rating:
I am absolutely in love with this game.
Disregard the actual gameplay for the time being. The awesome visual effects are more than enough to justify the purchase of this game.
A racer, Table Top Racing takes place amongst toy cars typically on dining tables where users navigate a trail peppered by dining utensils and food items. So expect to see the most random items scattered around the tracks ranging from Sakae bottles to sandwiches. The high quality graphics realistically depict an alternative view of what our dining tables might look like albeit from a significantly lower angle. I loved how the game’s crisp graphics allowed for an extremely enjoyable gaming experience when honestly, I was expecting chunky mediocre animations from a title like this.
However, actual gameplay was a tad disappointing. While the depth of content was great with unlockable vehicles and upgrades, I found the control scheme a little too awkward to handle. With buttons spaced extremely out at the bottom of the screen, a part of me wished a virtual joystick joystick could be made available instead. The game levels progressed a little too easily for my liking as well, where after getting acquainted with the controls the game posed not much of a challenge.
Of course, there is also the Mario Kart style of power-up pickups to hinder your enemies’ progress, but fancier stuff like slipstream trailing remains unseen. The game may seem a little expensive, but it is overall an excellent title.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Moderate. Control scheme is awkward but gameplay difficulty is easy.
Who Is It For:Race fans
What I Like:The graphics are very cool
What I Don't Like:The control system needs a revamp
Final Statement:Get it.
From the co-creators of Sony's blockbuster PlayStation franchise 'WipEout' comes 'Table Top Racing', a brand new fast and furious combat racing game featuring console quality graphics and gameplay. 'Table Top Racing' pits all manner of crazy cars and automobiles against each other in a world of table top race tracks and oversized obstacles.
- Up to 4 Player Multi-player battles
- 30 Achievements
- 18 Leaderboards
- 10 Upgradeable Cars
- 8 Incredible Race Tracks
- 4 Fierce Championships
- 30+ Special Events
- 6 Unique Gameplay Modes
- 9 Cunning Power-Ups
- iCloud Save Game Sync
- iOS 6.0 and 5.0 Compatible
- Native Resolution 3D on all supported platforms
- Multi-Language Support: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese.
With an awesome arsenal of madcap weapons and devious power-ups to play with, cars and tracks are brought to life with 'Triple-A' production values lavished on every pixel. The irresistible multi-player mode enables up to four 'frienemies' to engage in addictive, high octane battles over the net and also compete for the top spot on global leaderboards.
Players can also win coins, upgrade vehicles, unlock new cars, expand their weapons cabinet in a bid to blast their way to the front of the grid. Simple, responsive controls make 'Table Top Racing' instantly playable with super smooth frame rates on all supported devices delivering a stunning racing game experience that all mobile gamers will enjoy.
Note: iPhone 3GS/iPod 3rd is not officially supported
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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