Hands on with ‘Fast and Furious: Adrenaline’

Arcade racers have been the definition of gaming on the App Store, as there have been so many of them as of late and of early.  Asphalt 4, Asphalt 5, Raging Thunder, Raging Thunder 2… the list goes on and on.  But what makes Fast and Furious Adrenaline so different from the others?

And what makes it different from the previous Fast and Furious racing games?  Well first and foremost, the most impressive thing about Adrenaline were the racing physics; by far the most impressive I have ever seen.  When you knock cars out of the race, they tumble and turn, adding a slight variation to the gameplay so that you must dodge ongoing traffic.  Because if you decide to knock over a car, prepare to dodge the rolling car as they don’t just disappear like they do in the other arcade racers.

The car view is also slightly more behind than Asphalt 5, making for an impressive sense of speed.  While driving in nitro, it felt like my back was pressed against the chair and I was travelling in full throttle.  Fast and Furious Adrenaline definitely lives up to its name when it comes to adrenaline because, again, the sense of speed is far higher than the App Store usuals.

Online multiplayer will also be included in this version of Fast and Furious, and while I haven’t had a chance to test that out, I can only hope for its smoothness.  It is all controlled through some sort of “I-Play Lounge”, a feature that I wouldn’t doubt will be implemented into future I-Play games.

The only real problem I found with the preview build I received was the difficulty of each level, a problem that has been going on with all of I-Play’s Fast and Furious racing games for the iPhone.  It took me forever to pass the second level, and the third is even harder.  While I hope the difficulty is toned down a bit, this build may be almost near the final one.

Fast and Furious: Adrenaline is an impressive arcade racer that I found some troubles with in terms of difficulty, but still, it’s definitely one you should look out for.  Visuals are neither impressive nor mediocre, but the racing physics are probably some of the best on the iPhone.  The sense of speed is also quite impressive, so for those looking for an intense racer, this may just fit your list.

Oh, and by the way, did I mention replay video uploads?

About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

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