Burn some rubber in this classy movie spin-off
- Intuitive game controls
- Interesting 'pink slip' gameplay feature
- Solid game engine
- WiFi multiplayer
- No real cars
- No in-game music
Fast & Furious The Game is currently unavailable from the app store. However, the game of the latest version of the film, Fast Five the Movie: Official Game is now available.
Fast & Furious has become something of a classic among metalheads. If you're a fan of the movie, or just like driving very, very fast, then make sure you check out Fast & Furious The Game.
The game sees you take control of a charged-up supercar, going up against two other drivers in a road battle through picturesque countryside. In Fast & Furious The Game, the objective, as with the film, is to beat your opponent then cash in your 'pink slip' to take ownership of his car. This vehicle then gets added to your garage and you can use it in any race (until such time as someone wins it back off of you).
There are three game modes in Fast & Furious The Game. You can play a quick race against the computer, take on a friend over WiFi, or play the engrossing Story mode, in which you're set a number of missions involving racing or pursuing other vehicles.
Superb driving experience
The thing we like most about Fast & Furious The Game Test Drive is its control system, which makes intelligent use of the iPhone's hardware. Instead of having fiddly pedals on the touchscreen as most racing games do, Fast & Furious The Game uses auto-accelerate. If you want to slow down (or reverse) you just tap anywhere on the screen. Steering is done by tilting your device left and right. It makes for an incredible natural drive, and I can see this control system quickly becoming the norm with iPhone racers.
The graphics in Fast & Furious The Game are very good, though no spectacular. The animation gives you a real sense of speed on all of the three camera angles. Sound effects are realistic too, although there is no music in the game. That said, there is an option for listening to your iPod tunes as you drive.
If you want to try Fast & Furious The Game before buying it, then go check out Fast & Furious The Game Test Drive, which is free to play.
Overall, Fast & Furious The Game Test Drive is well worth taking for a spin, especially if you dig the movie.