Mario Kart Tour released this week for Android and iOS, is … bad. Not only is it a pretty bad portrayal of the console game, it's also packed with the worst mobile microtransactions ̵
To be honest, it's difficult to find a mobile racing game that does not offer this kind of BS. But we've found a few diamonds in the rough: solid, fun racers who do not demand that you pay for the privilege of playing a new level without having to wait six hours to pay through the nose. Look at them below.
This stylish single player racer is inspired by the simple arcade driving games of the 80s. Although it's a basic setup, its execution is unbelievably smooth, with sharp graphics and precise controls, even in touch-only mode. The cars of the game are recognizable even if they are not official (I can not believe it's not a Bugatti!), And dozens of different routes in different environmental zones keep things up to date.
During Horizon Chase this does not support multiplayer is not supported (you need the advanced console version), it is a wonderful distillation of the essential elements of the genre. All you have to worry about is your lines, the fast lanes and the best strategic locations for using Nitro. If you're looking for something more technical, Horizon Chase also supports external controls. It's free and only costs $ 3 to upgrade to the full version and unlock all cars and tracks.
Crazy Taxi Classic
The original Crazy Taxi arrived in the arcades in 1999 and became an instant classic with its fresh, bite-sized sessions. It has often been imitated (including the poorly-advised mobile remakes of SEGA), but the first release is still the best way to experience the frantic and surprisingly skilful driving game. It is available as " Crazy Taxi Classic " for Android and iOS, a free download with an in-app purchase of $ 2 to get rid of the ad.
Newcomers will think that Crazy Taxi is confined to the chaos of vehicles in the crowded streets of San Francisco, and that's certainly the first draw that fits perfectly with punk music of the 90s and snarky drivers , However, if you spend a little time with the cards – especially with an external controller or output to a TV – you will notice a surprising fineness in traffic interlacing and setting up a run for the best customers. It's something no true racing fan should miss, if only for its game training.
Reckless Racing 2
Reckless Race was one of the early eye-catchers for touch-controlled mobile racers who were equipped with a top-down perspective, a simple one-touch control scheme and features Appealing graphics that make good use of the dirty, grubby environment. The sequel enhances the original in almost every way, with more cars, more tracks, more options, and better sound and graphics.
The genius of the setup is that you only control the steering and only the direction of the current lap with a single press of a button. It makes the fast race and time challenges easy but difficult to master. More complex controls are available when you're ready. Reckless Racing 2 offers all cars and tracks from the first purchase price of $ 1.50. However, you can buy the currency in the game in increments of up to $ 10. It's a limited compromise, and later entries in the series have given him up for a complete free-to-play model. For this reason, we recommend staying for the second game.
Thumb Drift applies some driving chops to a more casual setup, with a vertical single-player game setup and left-right controls that only control your Floaty driving movement. Despite the simple framework, the game offers some surprisingly technical racing actions. It is underpinned by basic 3D graphics that remain faithful to officially licensed classic and modern sports cars. There is over a hundred to collect as it is known to casual gamers such as Crossy Road .
The game can be played for free, with new cars being unlocked on a timer and with advertising game interruptions at quite frequent intervals. Ads can be banned at only $ 2 to $ 3, with permanent accelerators available for $ 1 or $ 2.
On the other side of the casual-hardcore divide, GRID Autosport is a full port of a high tech console racer. This game strives to be the absolute leader in precision racing, from graphics to control to the physics of over 100 real race cars.
Mobile players may find the controller frustrating if they do not have a controller, although it is possible to play with a touchscreen. But with a Bluetooth controller and simulator-style cockpit view enabled, racing on a phone or tablet does not get any better. The game costs a whopping $ 10 on iOS (an Android version is "coming soon," but it's been a while since), and some Special Edition cars are available as permanent expansion purchases for a few dollars more.