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What do you do in iSR?

12-17-2009, 07:05 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 704
What do you do in iSR?

Hey,
I have been considering buying iSynth Racing for quite a while now, particularly with the $1.19 sale, but I haven't been able to take the plunge because I can't see what on earth you're supposed to do? The screenshots just show a straight tunnel and all the iTunes reviews are commenting on how there are no corners or anything and I was wondering how that makes a game?

From what I gather all you have to do is sit in the racer going in a staight line until you crash, but what into?
12-17-2009, 07:20 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
Imagine cube runner. Imagine instead of just going left and right, you also go up and down. Then add ridiculously cool ships and controls smooth as butter. Polish it 100 times. Make the graphics eye-popping, and you've got iSR. I recommend it.
12-17-2009, 07:29 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,963
Tilting the device up/down/left/right moves the ship - you're trying to avoid the obstacles. There are buttons for airbrake, and roll.

You speed up gradually (and faster if you hit the turbo boost cubes) and slow down significantly if you hit something. Basically you are trying to get the lowest time per course/lap.

The game has an amazing sense of speed, a good number of ships to play with and great sound/music/graphics.

Good game for a buck if you want a twitchy, fast racer!

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
12-17-2009, 07:44 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: USA WA
Posts: 1,282
For the love of God, don't buy it. I bought it thinking it was some kind of F-Zero or Wipeout clone. Boy, was I wrong. The thing got old after 2 minutes, and is frustrating as hell; walls pop in front of you giving you no time to react.

Don't buy it. Don't. Don't. (sorry walrus)

Now Playing Broken Sword
12-17-2009, 08:40 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega-F View Post
For the love of God, don't buy it. I bought it thinking it was some kind of F-Zero or Wipeout clone. Boy, was I wrong. The thing got old after 2 minutes, and is frustrating as hell; walls pop in front of you giving you no time to react.

Don't buy it. Don't. Don't. (sorry walrus)
I used to be terrible like you, but I got good! No offense, but with practice it really does get more enjoyable. Hitting those top speeds is quite exhilarating.

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12-17-2009, 10:34 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 704
So it's basically like tunnel vision but accelerometer controlled?
Looks good enough, and for a dollar even if I only play it for 15 minutes that's still more than I would get from a pinball machine for $1. Thanks guys