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Best iPad Racing Game?

View Poll Results: Best iPad Racing Game
Asphalt 3 7.89%
Real Racing 20 52.63%
Need for Speed 11 28.95%
Other 4 10.53%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll
05-30-2010, 06:19 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 30
Best iPad Racing Game?

I really want to get one of the big three racing games (NFS, RR, Asphalt). Which one do you like best and why?

Last edited by salsamd; 05-30-2010 at 06:42 PM.
05-30-2010, 06:39 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: The Westcountry UK
Posts: 510
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe830 View Post
I really want to get one of the big three racing games (NFS, RR, Asphault). Which one do you like best and why?
I have a lot of experience with racing games for me it's got to be Real Racing without question. Turn off assisted breaking altogether, set to control style B, accelerometer sensitivity just past 3/4 the way along (just before the Y of sensitivity). For me more than any other this is THE killer app. It feels amazing and I get something out of shaving split seconds off in time trials which is always a sign of a superlative racer. great depth and replayability I played the iPhone version to death still loving it all over again now on the iPad. Hope this helps.

05-30-2010, 07:12 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 327
Is it possible to drift in Real Racing like it is in other sim racers like Forza Motorsport 3 (Xbox 360)? Cause I've been trying for a little bit and I haven't been able to at all. It's my favorite thing to do and gotten pretty good at it. Like in Forza 3 online I love smoking past everyone with good drifting work. I can't seem to do any of that in Real Racing though. Am I wrong here in thinking you can't drift?
05-30-2010, 07:25 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 389
Real racing has awesome framerate and is the most responsive, eg car turns as you turn, no lag.

Don't have Shift but didn't like it on the iPhone a great deal... It's good but felt anemic compared to RR.

Asphalt is good fun, more arcadey. On the iPhone it's a bit hard to see what's coming up, that problem is eased on the iPad. Frame rate dips occasionally but it's a good game.

I'm really waiting for GT Racing for iPad. That's my favorite game. It's not as twitchy as Real Racing but I love the massive career mode and the fact that all the cars handle very differently from a T model Ford to a Bugatti Veyron. I really want this.

But without a double Real Racing is the best for single races and multiplayer, it's great for multiplayer against iPhones too.

iPad 3G: The first personal computer.
05-30-2010, 09:49 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: East Coast
Posts: 912
I have no experience with software programming and all and this is just from the untrained eye. Maybe I'm in the minority in TA but I actually like the way NFS looks on the iPad. Looks crisper and real.

Some screenies:

Real Racing



Need for Speed: Shift

Current Vice: GoF2HD, Bastion, PvZ, Dead Space iPad, FFDim, FFIV, WoGoo, Solomon's Keep, Hook Champ

Last edited by seyoon; 05-30-2010 at 09:57 PM.
05-31-2010, 04:35 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: The Westcountry UK
Posts: 510
If You're going purely on looks Seyoon then you might want to try Dirt 2 or Forza 3! My reasoning for picking real racing was not a purely aesthetic one, instead taking into account the overall performance and handling. I just can't be playing shift when RR is there offering me a better experience. Even without manual gears real racing is sublimely immersive. My view yes but it is tempered with some objectivity.
05-31-2010, 04:44 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: East Coast
Posts: 912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Hanson View Post
If You're going purely on looks Seyoon then you might want to try Dirt 2 or Forza 3! My reasoning for picking real racing was not a purely aesthetic one, instead taking into account the overall performance and handling. I just can't be playing shift when RR is there offering me a better experience. Even without manual gears real racing is sublimely immersive. My view yes but it is tempered with some objectivity.
Fair enough. There's no agrument against that really. Real Racing is good for its SIM-ish character. Like you mentioned in your other post, turning off break assist and just master the handling as you dash for the gold. Shift is more arcade-y that most users can just let loose and enjoy the fun rather than overthink things. These are both for different audiences thus "best" is very subjective to each gamer.

Yep, no doubt that my previous post was more on graphics rather than directed at anybody's specific post.

Cheers!

Current Vice: GoF2HD, Bastion, PvZ, Dead Space iPad, FFDim, FFIV, WoGoo, Solomon's Keep, Hook Champ
05-31-2010, 07:42 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Central FL
Posts: 210
Is there an iPad racer that comes close to the fun of San Francisco Rush or Beetle Adventure Racing?
06-01-2010, 04:04 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 30
Anyone have any feedback on Asphalt 5?
06-06-2010, 10:57 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmelrose View Post
Is there an iPad racer that comes close to the fun of San Francisco Rush or Beetle Adventure Racing?

I loved San Francisco Rush!!