Fast & Furious 6: The Game review
Fast & Furious series are the renowned racing titles and recently Fast & Furious 6 the game released on Android and iOS platform, soon after the release of Fast & Furious 6 movie. Racing games are one of the popular category in the mobile app stores and after the arcade category, racing games are most downloaded games through Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The new Fast & Furious 6 game is coined as Fast & Furious 6: The Game and it is available for free on the respective app stores. As the name suggest, the Fast & Furious 6 game has full of new and classic cars. So let’s get into the new world of Fast & Furious 6: The Game!
Fast & Furious 6: The Game is purely based on the recently released Fast & Furious 6 movie. Players have to roaming around the city and a number of characters, Fast & Furious crew members are there all the time. Being as a racing game, gamers have to drive the car at a pace to win the race over its competitor. There are different areas in the city and each race will add in-game credits which will be used in purchasing new items and also help in updating the car. Overall, the storyline is quite simple as the players only have a single aim as to win the race.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game has an impressive gameplay, players have a wide options to race with the competitors. The racing game is based on a single city although there are several parts available in the city where the race happen from time to time. The main aim in the game is to become a top racer of the city and the player is always hidden inside the car. There are different parts of the city where different races are available including Daily Race, Drift Ladder, Drag Ladder, Story, Drag Challenge and Drift Challenge. Once a race won by the player, the next level unlocks with new environment.
Coming towards the car options, there are very few number of cars available in the Fast & Furious 6: The Game. There are total 5 classes available in the cars list with nearly 5-6 cars in each class. Identical to other racing games, initially a large number of cars are locked and only a handful of cars available which also require some in-game credits, of course there is also an option available to spend real money on the cars through Google in-app purchase.
However, the cars are not available at a large-scale but these are enough for the Fast & Furious 6 movie lovers as these cars are also spotted in the movies as well. Gamers can also do some tweaks with their existing cars, they can upgrade the engine, intake, exhaust, gearbox, flywheel, tires, body and suspension to enhance the functionality of their cars. Besides, there is also an option to add nitrous to increase the speed of the car.
Being a point A to B racing game, there is no steering control available to the gamer and also there is no control for braking and acceleration. On the controlling area, there is a gear lever available on the side of the screen. A console with Km/Hr meter and gear level notification is available on the front of the gamer. Without the usage of steering wheel, playing the game is easy for everyone and the player only have to shift the gear lever to pace up the car. The game also provides time to time notifications for shifting the gear levers which eases the gameplay.
At the starting point, the game begins with a countdown and gamer have to touch on the launch button to start the car. As the car starts, the gamer only have to shift the gears at an adequate speed as the steering wheel and other basic controls are not available within the gameplay. On purchasing a nitrous, a nitrous button will also available right on the screen which is used to start the nitrous oxide.
There are basically two types of races available in the Fast & Furious 6 game, one is drag racing and the other one is drift racing. In drag racing, gamers have only two controls on the screen as the gear lever and a nitrous launcher. The car in the drag race moves in a straight-forward direction because there is no curve in the racing tracks. On the other side, in drift racing, there are some curves available in the racing tracks where the gamer have to use a drift button which replaces the gear lever. The game notifies the gamer about when to tap the drift button and when to stop drifting the car. Among the two racing types, we feel that the drift racing is somehow difficult, however, the drag racing is comparatively simpler.
The developer has also tried to make the Fast & Furious 6 game a real-life game which is the reason on covering a certain distance, the car’s fuel goes off. Gamers can wait for some moment to get refuel the car automatically or alternatively, there are two options, either the gamer can ask the friends to provide fuel which posts a status onto the Facebook profile or spend some pennies to refuel the car.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game is especially designed for the fans of Fast & Furious 6 movie, however, it is quite interesting game for everyone.
Being a simple single-player racing game, Fast & Furious 6 provides lesser controlling options and overall the gameplay is adventurous enough to take the time of some gamers.
VFX and SFX
Fast & Furious 6: The Game is developed by Kabam, the developer has already developed a number of games on Android and iOS platform. In our view, a racing game must have high-end stunning graphics and the Fast & Furious 6 game has the same. Featuring high-end graphics means the game need a graphics processor which is the reason the Fast & Furious 6 game is not supported on many low-end Android devices. On the iOS platform, the game does not support iPhone 3GS, iPad 1st generation and iPod touch 4th generation. We have tested the game on the iPhone 5 and the game perfectly runs within the retina display with smooth graphics and animation.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game has pretty decent sound effects. Being a racing game, we were expecting some loud sfx and yes the game has identical effects which enriches the experience. The sound effects are influenced by Fast & Furious 6 movie and the drum beat during the gameplay is identical to the “We Own It” sound track. The sound of acceleration and drifts makes the game quite realistic. Overall, the sound effects are perfect considering the Fast & Furious theme.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game is developed by taking in mind the fans and lovers of Fast & Furious movies. Being developed certainly for the movie fans, the new Fast & Furious 6 game does not be in the category of best racing games. But still the game is good enough to play for hours and of course the game has an ability to entertain the gamers. We have come to know that the game is not working on some devices, especially on some Android devices and being a heavy graphics game, gamers have to free-up the space of their devices before downloading the game. For the beginners, the game has handy controls which eases the gameplay and anyone can play it even without having knowledge of driving. On the best part, even being a popular game it is available for free on both the platforms which adds a reason to download it for once. In our view, a racing game lover must have to take a view of the new Fast & Furious 6 game. So tighten your belts and get into the new world of Fast & Furious!
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Lesser support of devices and some bugs which are reported by some users.