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"GRID RACE" is FREE this week!

11-16-2012, 08:49 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Wrocław, Poland
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"GRID RACE" is FREE this week!

Try it before Thanksgiving!


11-16-2012, 09:13 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
A Turn Based Racing game actually on paper sounds pretty awesome. I have to give this a try.

11-16-2012, 10:22 AM
#3
Never mind. Cool concept. Gonna try it now.
11-16-2012, 10:50 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
Played the first few missions, so far I'm really loving this. This is a pretty fresh experience for me. I'm not 100% yet sold on it, gotta play more missions first... but I think this has potential to be brilliant.
11-16-2012, 11:05 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,166
The simple but colorful graphics and the random track generator really make this app.

At first the gameplay seems similar to Racer Feud (which is a clone of the board game Formula D), but then you realize that there is no randomness to where you can go each turn. It all depends on a vector system that itself never changes.

It's how you maximize that system to navigate each track that makes the game interesting. And the randomized tracks really will keep this game from getting boring, unless you totally master the system itself, then it might grow a little stale on you.

I still think a game like Racer Feud edges out this game slightly in the replayability department, but this game certainly has alot of playability to it.

And for a another take on turn based racing, try out PicoGT Tactics. Similar to Racer Feud in that it uses gears, but instead of a die roll it uses a flick mechanic and your car moves a set distance depending on your gear, and you can go one up or one down (or stay on the same gear) each turn.

Last edited by MrMojoRisin; 11-16-2012 at 11:15 AM.
11-16-2012, 11:16 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,963
This is a great adaptation of the old pen & grid paper racing game (TriPlanetary is an excellent space version) and the random courses are welcome.

Highly recommended, if only to give people a taste of how we used to play games before we had computers...

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11-16-2012, 02:54 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
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I couldn't find PicoGT Tactics on the AppStore using my iPhone (same for TriPlanetary, though that may not be an app?). Racer Feud looks pretty decent with the multiplayer side based on the description. Since one track was free I downloaded it to give it a try. It required me to create an account without giving me an option to play offline. I guess there's no offline side to the game? I deleted it, I'm not ready for online.

I think for now I'll stick with digging deeper into Grid Race since it has the small missions (Grid Tour) to build up my skill and stuff and I'm not ready for Random Race or Time Attack let alone an online multiplayer game that's similar (though one day, I may be interested in that).

If anyone has other recommendations of similar free games (or paid games that have free trial versions), I'll give em a look.
11-16-2012, 04:11 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2012
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Originally Posted by nightc1 View Post
I couldn't find PicoGT Tactics on the AppStore using my iPhone (same for TriPlanetary, though that may not be an app?).
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picogp-tactics/id453830680?mt=8
11-16-2012, 04:51 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrMojoRisin View Post
The simple but colorful graphics and the random track generator really make this app.

At first the gameplay seems similar to Racer Feud (which is a clone of the board game Formula D), but then you realize that there is no randomness to where you can go each turn. It all depends on a vector system that itself never changes.

It's how you maximize that system to navigate each track that makes the game interesting. And the randomized tracks really will keep this game from getting boring, unless you totally master the system itself, then it might grow a little stale on you.

I still think a game like Racer Feud edges out this game slightly in the replayability department, but this game certainly has alot of playability to it.

And for a another take on turn based racing, try out PicoGT Tactics. Similar to Racer Feud in that it uses gears, but instead of a die roll it uses a flick mechanic and your car moves a set distance depending on your gear, and you can go one up or one down (or stay on the same gear) each turn.
never heard of Formula D / Racer Feud....

Would be cool if they would adapt a Indy 500 strategy game, was a fan as a kid of Avalon games + there Indy 500 strategy board game. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1...ac-auto-racing
I liked the randomness and strategy with fuel, team boxing out, make a move inside, car drafting, + the random tire problems, crash etc, where you also had to use strategy when to fuel or wait for a caution flag etc

Last edited by mrbiggles; 11-16-2012 at 05:21 PM.
11-16-2012, 05:13 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
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Thanks.

Makes sense now.. it's not PicoGT but PicoGP. Weird it shows no reviews yet. I may put a tracker on it for later inquiry. On AppsFire Deals it's showing 54/100 on the current score... also shows it's been Free before.

Tonight I'm planning to play more Grid Race. Just got Great Big War Game as well as a few other games I need to put some time in with. Looks like it's going to be a good gaming weekend