iPad Finally got round to finishing Black Mamba Racer!

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by hkiphone, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. hkiphone

    hkiphone Well-Known Member

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    At long last, I've managed to complete BMR. I bought this months ago, and have only been able to play it in short spurts, but this game really struck a chord with me. I always loved Super Sprint back in the Atari ST days, and longed for a game that had that some top-down circuit racer with drifts around corners. This has been the nearest to it. Alas, there's no upgrades but its still a good game. At first the sliding is really wild and out of control, but after a while you get used to making only tiny shifts in direction, and releasing the gas to slow down ahead of turns. The final few games were quite impressive, but not impossible. I think this was a great game for $1.99, and am happy that the Lite version gave a chance to try it out first.
    I wonder if the developer will make another version, possibly with online multiplayer or at least online scores? Upgrades would be interesting too. :)
     
  2. Rocketman919

    Rocketman919 Well-Known Member

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    hmm, havent played this. Guess ill get the lite version.
     
  3. illucius

    illucius Well-Known Member

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    I played this and enjoyed it because of its old-school feel. However, it got hard and I quit haha.
     
  4. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    i stopped on level 19.
    it was really annoying so i gave up :D
     
  5. daniglue

    daniglue Well-Known Member

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    what do you mean with "finishing" ?

    could you set a lap under 17:00 seconds for the last track?
    I'm seriously thinking it's impossible.
     
  6. Paul@Tag

    Paul@Tag Well-Known Member

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    BMR is still one of my favourite iPhone games. Haven't finished it yet but keep playing on and of so will soon! A good mix of retro gameplay and old skool graphics. Highly recommended.
     
  7. CloneWars

    CloneWars Well-Known Member

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    Wow, im still on the last level :(
     
  8. hkiphone

    hkiphone Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about track 25/25, against Black Mamba alone?
    I got a track record of 1:12.8, over 5 laps that's an average of 14.56 secs. Probably the most difficult part are the moving walls near the end. Observe carefully and you can shoot straight through in a direct line without weaving to avoid them. That saves alot of time.

    If you're referring to the bonus track 26/25, the time to beat is 23.00 sec lap time, and I got 23.3 as my fastest. I managed to get that by minimizing the turns as much as possible, and hugging the corners and edges to stay straight. The only way I can get under 23secs I think is to be ultra lucky and go straight down past the moving walls on the near edge. But you really have to be ultra lucky!!!!!
     
  9. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    I played the lite version and didn't like it at all, I can't understand why everyone thinks this is so great? :confused:
     
  10. thepower

    thepower New Member

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    #10 thepower, Feb 15, 2009
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    referring to level 26/25..

    this level is so frustrating! you have to be perfect everytime! i got my time down to 23.00 dead, that was by almost cutting every corner. but recently ive been able to miss out the last moving bollard but i havnt been able to nail the rest of my lap!!! i just want to see a screen shot to see if its possible!
     
  11. Tascam

    Tascam New Member

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    Some tips for setting a sub-23 lap on the bonus level 26; I've made it under 23.0 (just!) a few times. I think the key to it for me was going above the bollards in the middle of the road on the straight before the start/finish straight, rather than under them. I originally thought going below them would let you take the last two corners as smoothly as possible (minimal time lost by skidding). However, it seems you gain more time by making the course shorter and going above them, despite it making the last two corners tighter. Those shaved tenths of a second did it for me. Obviously you need absolute perfection for the rest of the lap, straight-lining and cutting corners everywhere, barely steering a pixel or 2 each side through the first chicane, and have luck timing the moving bollards correctly to go through smoothly. I never made sub-23 if going below the bollards though, only above them. My best was 22.8, I made sure to save a screenshot at the time as I don't think I can go any faster!

    It's a great game, and immensely playable. I've moved on to Slotz now, but would love an update or new tracks for Black Mamba Racer. I loved Supersprint (and especially Codemaster's Grand Prix Simulator) back in the day.
     
  12. SudoWorks LLC

    SudoWorks LLC Well-Known Member

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    Stuck on LvL 19... it's a major PITA.
     
  13. Bmr

    Bmr New Member

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    22.9. Keep your finger on the gas, make sharp corners.
     

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