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‘Future Racer’ Hands-On Preview with Video

IMG_0016As the title may hint, Future Racer is a futuristic racing game with similar gameplay elements to Wipeout and all the other anti-gravity racers on the App Store– A genre which has collected quite a few releases lately. Featuring six tracks which take place in various locales such as cities, sewers, and forests as well as six ships which are unlocked through the game, each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses.

Future Racer uses standard tilt controls to steer your ship, along with a button for both acceleration and braking. Where Future Racer seems to falls short is in the power-up system. The developers have mentioned that the lack of weaponry and other power-ups is because the game focuses “purely on speed and skill", but those weapons were what I like most about these types of games. Instead of missiles and other combat options, the only things there are to pick up are speed boosts and power-ups which reduce your finishing time by a few seconds.

Here’s our hands on video of the game:

With recent competition from both Low Grav Racer 2 [$2.99] and Speed Forge Extreme [$2.99] it’s going to be harder to stand out from the pack. Future Racer will be launching at an introductory price of $0.99 when it arrives sometime next week.