Fast & Furious:Adrenaline
Have played this all the way through and completed the Story Mode with 1 crew(once finished you can start all over again with another crew but you will lose all your unlocked cars etc,and i'm guessing you just race over the same tracks again,but if that floats your boat then it's all good)
Unlocked all the cars(souped up Copper car the best,maybe should of been another more awesome car though as who wants to ride around in a copper car for too long).Also got the highest level you can get to which is 20( you score points per race and level up and unlock cars this way and by beating the Boss).
Gameplay in this reminds me a lot of Need For Speed and is on rails,though i found it a tad too easy to complete and hardly had to retry many tracks/races(only had to due to my driver error a couple of times) to complete it.A few nice shortcuts to be found as well and if you are really good you can flip your car over mid air and try and land it,or not.
You get Road Race,where you have to beat 3 other drivers,( even if you muck up you can easily win these races,too easy for me anyways)
Time Trial,where you have to reach checkpoints in a certain time whilst avoiding oncoming traffic,( again way too easy,also if on the odd chance you do slam into an oncoming vehicle,sometimes your car will flip them over,other times you will just grind to a halt)
Drag Race,where you race in a straight line,changing gears and then hitting Nitro for that boost to win against 3 other drivers,(Changing gears when you first try this are sometimes hit and miss or don't register,but you do get the hang of it eventually,or maybe it was my big fingers mucking it up,now finding it easy to change gears)
Cop Chase,in which you have to either avoid getting boxed in or getting too much damage to your car,( easy again and coppers are not much cop in this,dunno about real life though and i'm not going to be finding that out)
And finally the Boss Battle where you race 1v1 against the Boss.(again easy and don't offer that much of a challenge even later on during the game)
All races are over 2 laps that take around 2 mins to finish,except the Drag Race,which lasts for around 15-20 secs.
Have tried the Online Turf Wars,where you get to race all the unlocked tracks(12 in total) you have and try and beat the top players ghost car and time to take over that bit of turf.
You also get to see the scores on all the 12 areas as well as a global leaderboard.
Nice also that you can see this on Facebook if you have it,but i'm guessing most would probably prefer Openfeint or summit like that,but i have Facebook so all good for me and video's uploaded to it is a nice addition,shame no Youtube like before though and the video's seem not to have any sound and are just highlights,not full race.
Options include 3 types of control:Tilt,Wheel and Touch-I have been using Tilt,even though i'm usually rubbish with tilt,in this game i've found it easy.Did try the Wheel and found myself slamming everywhere so i gave up on it,haven't tried Touch yet.
Jump Cinematics-You can turn this on/off,if left on though sometimes it kicks in when you hit a decent jump and you lose your orientation and when it kicks off you end up slamming into stuff,but then again maybe that's just my bad driving.Race now with it turned off.
Facebook Options-You can connect it to your Facebook and post Video Highlights and updates like when you beat a Boss,unlock a new car etc,you get 4 options.If kept logged in though after every race it comes on screen with do you want to post this or that and whilst it was ok at first it did get on my nerves in the end and turned it off as it distracts from the game.
Music-In game music is ok but could be better,but you can play your own music.
Also included is a Quick Play Mode where you can play all of the levels/races you have unlocked,in either Road Race,Time Trial,Drag Race,Cop Chase or Boss Battle.All in all there are 32 races to complete in, 8 Road Races,8 Time Trials,4 Drag Races,8 Cop Chases and 4 Boss Battles.
Leaderboards consist of the 12 areas in the game: City Limits,Pacific View,The Heights,The Valley Run,Midnight Run,Coastal Run,Ocean Drive,Neon Streets,Night Drive,The Storm Drains,Docklands Run and On The Waterfront.(Road Race & Drag Race).
No online scores for Time Trial though.
Overall: A nice addition to the racing games on the iPhone/iPod Touch,similar to NFS,a tad too easy and doesn't seem to ramp up the difficulty as you progress,for me anyways,addition of Facebook a plus,if you have it like me,and video uploads,but maybe having them uploaded to Youtube as well would be a bonus for some.Also maybe have races over more than the 2 laps it has at the moment.Added replayability with Online Turf Wars.
Still giving it a solid 4/5 Stars.