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  • Publisher: FrozenPepper
  • Genre: Racing
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 190.4 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Balance your engines to escape challenging space mazes, drive space trucks and push debris in black holes with a space bulldozer. Or... Space Races !!!

Engines Override is about an unlucky space pilot which finds himself constantly loosing his engines control system in the worst possible situations. You'll have to manually override the engines controls and tightly balance left and right throttles to escape space mazes, survive and complete the missions you will be tasked with.
With a dedicated leaderboard for every level in game you'll have plenty of occasions to prove your skills in the challenging 28 levels campaign.
Ever thought of controlling a space bulldozer to push debris into a portable black hole ? Well now you can !
What about piloting a space truck with a snake of containers to manoeuvre out of a tight asteroid ?

Other than campaign missions, Engines Override comes with a Space Racer mode which includes 3 championships made of 4 tracks each, online multiplayer and different vehicle classes.

Prove your skills in the first levels and races for free, then 1 single in-app purchase will unlock ALL other content in game.

Feature recap
- Innovative and challenging control scheme
- 28 missions campaign of increasing difficulty with light physics based puzzle elements
- Space bulldozer missions
- Space trucker missions
- Over 40 leaderboards
- Race mode with weapon pickups
- Online Multiplayer Races !
- A serious challenge !
- Older device support up till iPad 2

FrozenPepper's comments:

Hi all,
Happy to write that our latest game, Engines Override, has been just released on the AppStore !

Your spaceship control system is not working and you'll have to override it and manually balance the throttle on the left and right engines to control your vessel.
Built around this simple premise Engines Override will have you escaping dungeons in asteroids, participating in space races, controlling a space bulldozer to clean up space debris or drive space trucks with a snake of cargo containers....
Every level and game mode features GameCenter leaderboards with many possibilities and strategies to compete on them, waste precious time to collect the score rich ruby gems or rush through a level to get the highest time bonus ?

Game is free to download and it comes with 6 campaign levels and 1 race cup made of 4 tracks for free, 1 single in-app purchase will instead unlock the full campaign made of 28 levels and other 2 race cups. No third party ads present

WARNING: game can be extremely challenging, especially in later levels......

Here a fast trailer :

Hope you'll enjoy the game, and as usual all feedback , suggestion and ideas are more than welcomed !
11-30-2017, 12:01 PM
Always like these type of cave flying games.

It took some getting used to the controls, the left and right thrusters are controlled independently, a bit like driving a tank. In the end I found myself continuously swaying slightly left and right to smoothly follow the path.
The odd controls do give the game an oldschool feel: practice is needed to succeed.

Personally I think the game would benefit from a minimap of sorts (or some kind of zooming out/widening of the scope when the speed picks up).

Anyway, nice game.
12-02-2017, 03:59 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 485
Great thanks for the feedback !
We are going to release an update quite soon, and we are now trying to add a mini-map also in regular campaign missions (as the one already present in race mode) to this first update. Hope to have news soon.
We also have some slight automation already present to make it easier to have your vessel flying straight but not sure yet about it as it alters the gameplay quite a lot and we where liking the challenge.