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Review Race Illegal: High Speed 3D
High octane fun - excellent speed and animation
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 06 Jul 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Quality animation, decent graphics, exciting game play, several variants of controls
Poorly designed menus and fonts, glitches, difficult to play without in-app purchases
Race Illegal: High Speed 3D for Android is high octane fun. The play is good but the presentation still needs some refinement.
Race Illegal: High Speed 3D is fun. Choose your car, make any upgrades you can afford, then drive fast. If all that sounds good, then this game is pretty sweet. Racing happens on replica city streets from around the world. Just choose the track you want to burn rubber on and hit the throttle. You can choose how many computer competitors you want to race against, join online races or host a race of your own. The action is fast and frenzied and not overly bogged down by reality; meaning, you can crash a lot but keep racing. However, if you make a real mess of your car, it’s game over.
I love the controls because there’s no time wasted on a gas pedal. The car just burns fast from the word go. There’s a reverse pedal, but it’s not really needed unless you really beach your car on an embankment or something. The steering controls are actually excellent; just tilt your device to steer. Alternatively, you have the option of touch controls or a steering wheel. Those worked well too, but the device tilt is more fun.
The graphics and animation are excellent. They really captured the look and feel of speed. If you crash into stuff, you can just keep going most of the time. The only time I wrecked my car beyond repair was when I ran head-on into a bus. That was pretty much game over at that point.
The biggest shortcoming here is the upgrades and presentation of the menus. The latter doesn't affect the play, but makes the rest of the game feel unrefined and underdeveloped. The upgrades seem like they would be near impossible to ear for free, so get your credit card ready of you want to buy a cooler car.
Race Illegal: High Speed 3D is a lot of fun. It drives well, feels fast and looks great. I just wish the presentation was a little better and the upgrades weren't so greedy.