11
May
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Racing games are nothing new on Android, but Mini Motor Racing has a fun look and feel you just don't see very often. In this game you're racing nitro-infused remote-controlled cars, and what could be cooler than that? Name one thing you would have wanted more as a kid. You can't, can you?

Mini Motor Racing has the kind of features you'd expect out of a racing game, like plenty of cars, spec upgrades, and multiple control schemes. I'm happy to see the game also launch with Wi-Fi multiplayer; something many games omit. There are 20 different tracks that you can race on, but with varying weather conditions offer even more permutations.

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Graphically, Mini Motor Racing looks like a real treat. The developer claims the game is enhanced for "fast devices," but isn't entirely clear what that means. Perhaps some Tegra-only additions? The game is huge, clocking in at 161MB. That's the largest game I've seen listed as a single package in the Play Store. It uses the Android built-in additional data download, so make sure you've got a good data connection before proceeding. Two bucks seems like a fair deal.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    The visuals look fantastic. Also one of the best trailers I've seen in a while. This one is a no-brainer for $1.99.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001406847100 Kojiro Kamex

    There is one thing missing, the name "Micro Machines" or at least "Super RC Pro am".

    After "this game is like .."

  • Gav456

    Deer Hunter reloaded is bigger, a lot bigger =D looks nice though, I'll give it a whirl.
    Btw, thanks for the heads up on office suite and Flipboard, good call!

  • Mental_Moose

    This was actually pretty great. Excellent controls, cool gfx, charming and polished. Uneven difficulty though. Extremely easy for some time and them; bam! Suddenly hard. Nothing gradual about it.
    Minor stuff. Still a great game.
    Looking forward to testing multiplayer.

    Thanks for the tip.

  • Barton82

    "The game is huge, clocking in at 161MB." Haven't downloaded any Gameloft games recenty, have you? :) Usually they're maaany times bigger.

    • RyanWhitwam

      Huge for a game that is downloaded directly from the Play Store. The additional data comes right from your Play install.

      • Barton82

        It's just because the option to download bigger files from the Play Store was unavailable until recently.

        • RyanWhitwam

          I am aware of this.

  • Gerontis Kostas

    At last, a Super Skid marks clone! I wonder if it'll be half as fun though...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0EU1ocGjrY

  • http://argyll-snp.com/ Alex Moon

    Awesome!

  • himmatsingh

    Question to those who bought the game: Are in-app purchases necessary to progress at a reasonable speed in the game? I don't want to be paying $2 and then more to play the game. Also, is there a bonus game pack to be purchased in-app? This seems to be the case with the iOS version, but I'm not sure about Android. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/grundo xe

    i still not play but i want to see the fruits ninja car 
    have something special? its only one or more?