To tie in with the movie release, I-play have put out Fast & Furious The Game. Instead of the game feeling rushed out the door with little to offer as most movie tie-ins do, it feels and plays like a solid racer with a lot to offer. The game comes with 36 vehicles to eventually win and drive. There’s also 18 levels in the story mode to play through. Let’s look a bit more in-depth on what Fast & Furious The Game brings to the table.
First off, the game runs very smoothly. The framerate never stuttered to a point that was bothersome. Cars are detailed well and look great — they almost look too good when compared with the textures of the environments. Courses are varied and bring fresh colours to gameplay.
Fast & Furious controls like other racers: tilt the screen left and right to turn. Your car is always accelerating, and to slow down you touch the screen anywhere. There’s also a nitro boost you can use by touching it at the side of the screen.
I was most impressed by the story mode the game offers. You follow the movie’s story, with actual cut-scenes during the action as you play. The first mission involves you taking down a trailer’s payload by ramming it — the results of you doing so would show an action sequence reminiscent of the movie. The story mode is also varied on play modes: there is racing, drag racing, pursuits, and others.
The game also includes local Wi-Fi racing where you can pink slip your opponent, or online racing for the best times. Video sharing is built in with Youtube support, so after completing a great race you can easily upload that video to share with your friends.
For $5.99, Fast & Furious The Game is a great racer and has lots to do to keep you busy. If you have a friend with the game, playing locally against them adds a lot of fun as well.
App Store Link: Fast & Furious The Game.