[In-Depth Review] Fastlane Street Racing

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  1. qasim

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    -"Fastlane Street Racing" is an incredibly amazing racing game for the iPhone and iPod Touch created by "Atod Ab."

    Some Game Facts:

    -It has five racing game modes, ten cars, eight different tracks- 2 being high speed race circuits and six being challenge tracks.
    -You also have the ability to save and view replays.
    -We have to say, the graphics just blow us away. The environment is beautiful and well done.
    -The sound effects are great as well.
    -The game is magnificent. It just kills all the other racing games (asphalt 4, crash bandicoot, cro mag rally, gts, raging thunder, and all you can even think of).
    -The Graphics are obviously in 3D.
    -It is available for $5.99. Currently it's only $1.99 because it's on Sale for a limited time!
    -The racing sensation is amazing. It is very fast and it feels fantastic!!
    -The tracks are very realistic and have real roads and signs. Just incredibly realistic.
    -Although there is one negative thing. It is a bit difficult to play but later on you'll get used to it and plus, there is an easy/hard mode.
    -It is played in Landscape Mode.
    -There is no nitro in the game.
    -No police chase or anything (not really a bad thing though, but would be a nice addition to the game.)

    Some Information and Details About the Game:

    - In Atod Ab's "Fastlane Street Racing" you start out on the main menu with options of "Play" where you can start the game, "Data" which gives you your records, replays, and some game credits, "Instructions" which teaches you how to play the game and where the directions are given, and "Options" where you can alter the settings to your personal satisfaction.
    - When you select "Play," it brings you to a new screen that gives you three options; "Arcade," Challenge," and "Time Trial." "Arcade" allows you to race with the Computer. When you press "Arcade" you can select your route, choice of car, and just play. To play all you do is tilt your iPhone/iPod Touch left or right and tap the bottom buttons to either accelerate or brake. There is an option to turn of the accelerate button, and the game will auto accelerate. You also have the ability to switch the camera to first or third point of view. It displays the miles per hour on the bottom or kilometers per hour (whichever one you prefer, this can be changed in the options menu.) On the left is the brakes which you can tap and on the right is the accelerator which you can tap. You can also chose auto accelerate from the options menu as we mentioned before. On the top shows how far the finish line is from where you are. The player is being timed to get to his/her destination in this "Arcade" mode. "Challenge" has the same controls but instead you are being challenged (haha, obviously.) There are different options in the challenge menu: "Perfection," "Chase," "Checkpoint Challenge," "Perfection 2," "Chase 2, and "Checkpoint Challenge 2." In "Perfection," you have to complete the track within the time limit and you are unable to touch the walls more then twice. In "Chase," you have to overtake the car before it passes the finish line. In "Checkpoint Challenge," you gain a point for every checkpoint passed. You have to try to beat the target score. "Perfection 2," "Chase 2," etc. it's the same thing but a little more difficult. In "Time Trial" you use the same controls but you just play for fun by yourself and try to beat your high score. You have a ghost ship in this mode as well.
    - There are a couple different routes such as "Uptown," a downtown type area, "Seaside Long," where you are in a route where you are surrounded by water, and a couple more places. There are also some cars but they are all unique; which means they are fake, not real, and made up. That's one thing we dislike about this game. We'd rather have a game with real cars like Ferrari's, Porsche's, etc. On the bottom of the screen when you are choosing your car is the Car's information (Top Speed, Acceleration, Cornering, and Balance.)
    - In the "Data" menu you have three things to select from; "Records," "Replays," and "Credits." In "Records," it shows you all the different scores you get for each map. It gives your times for each route. For example, in Uptown, our record is 1:31:20. Which means a minute, thirty one seconds, and 20 milliseconds. Then next to it, it shows you the car you used, ours was Neptune Z. That's "Records." The "Replay" screen shows you all the replays you have saved after a race. Lastly, the "Credits" menu displays all the people who worked hard into making this a terrific game.
    - In the "Instructions" menu, you are taken to a screen that gives you three options to select from "How To Play," which gives the basic directions to play the game, "Game Modes" which lists and gives a brief description of each game mode, and "Other Features" which tells you the game's side features. That's "Instructions" in "Fastlane Street Racing."
    - Finally, the "Options" menu. In options you can change the tilt sensitivity, drifting, and sounds options. Also, the position of the gas/brake buttons, speedometer type, the option to turn on/off auto accelerate, the option to turn on/off camera tilt are all things you can change to your best satisfaction.
    - Those are all of the menus and screens and options you can change in "Fastlane Street Racing."
    - By the way (just letting you know) on the top of the screen you can change the game from "Easy Mode" to "Hard Mode" or Vice Versa. [=

    Main Menu

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    Gameplay.. See, nice graphics. You tap the bottom buttons to accelerate or brake. There is also Auto Acceleration.

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    Another Gameplay Picture

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    One More Gameplay Picture

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    Viewing a Replay

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    First Point of View

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    A Locked Car

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    A Beautiful Unlocked Car [=

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    Options Screen

    Now for the ratings.......

    -Gameplay- 4/4, Very fun to play. Never gets boring. Just that the controls are a bit difficult.

    -Graphics-
    3.75/4, Best graphics on the iPhone or Touch. Even though they are great, we know there is still room for improvement [=. It has the greatest racing game's graphics though. Beats many racing games when it comes to graphics.

    -Price 4/4, Cheapest, yet greatest racing game. Only 2 bucks, but will go back to 6 but any price is WORTH IT!!! [=

    -Replay Value 3/4, Sometimes this game might get boring if you play it for a while at one time, but you'll never not open the game, even after several months or a year! So it has a lot of replay value; whether you want a challange, or an easy way to play.

    -Current App Store Review (On the App Store Itself) - 3.5/5

    -Overall 3.5/4, Highly Recommended. Very fun game. One of the best games we've ever played for the iPhone or iPod touch. With wi-fi multiplayer and online features, this game will definately earn it's full 4/4.

    Pros
    - Incredible Graphics
    - Fast Cars
    - Ability to view/save Replays
    - Great Sound Effects
    - Low Price
    - Different options when playing (point of views, auto accelrate, etc.)
    - Fun and addicting to play
    - Very realistic game.
    - No lag [=.

    Cons

    - Drifting is not smooth and nice, it's really weird when you drift.
    - Not many cars; only about 10. Other games have much more.
    - Game takes time to get used to; even on easy mode.
    - No wi-fi/multiplayer mode.
    - No nitro buttons (not neccessary but would be nice.)

    Bottom Line
    - This game is fun, addicting, and a great way to pass time. It is very realistic and the graphics are fantastic. Sound effects are fabulous. The game is fast and just amazing. Online features and wi-fi multiplayer will take this game to the next level, but, still, grab it now just for 2 bucks and I'm sure you won't regret it. If you are afraid to cash out a couple of dollars, try the lite version for free on the App Store.
  2. Clownassasin

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    Looks like a nice game, good review

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  3. murphmanny

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    looks like a nice game
    nice review
  4. Anonymouslyanonymous

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    Great review! this is my favourite 3D racer on the touch.
  5. qasim

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    yea i agree. the best one out there
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    Awesome game
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    Great review and factual too! It does rape the other games!
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    Good review
  9. DSync

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    I bought this and throw Asphalt 4 away LOL.

    As TS mentioned, the speed sensation is there and it didn't crash even ONCE. Having said so I really do enjoy the game.

    If you find it hard to control, especially when drifting to turn sharp corner at high speed, try switching to first-person camera mode. Being switching to that really help me to drift smoothly.
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    nice review with lots of pics

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