For a game with the word "racing" in the title, there's very little of it to be found in Smash Bandits Racing. This title is all about outrunning the cops and destroying as much roadside property in the process as possible. The more you smash, the more you earn. The more you earn, the better your car. That's pretty much all there is to the premise, and that's okay. This visually pleasing top-down racer doesn't need much else.

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Smash Bandits Racing follows up on the experience offered in Smash Cops Heat. Rather than relying on touchy virtual controls or annoying tilting, the game only needs a single thumb to play. You hold down behind the car to apply the gas and move left or right to adjust your direction. When a cop gets too close, tap on the cruiser to smash into it. That's it.

Okay, that's mostly it. There are in-app purchases to deal with. They consist predominantly of buying fake monies to spend on upgrades, but you can also burn real-life dollars on so-called "bandit chips" as well. These allow you to take control of a cop car, one that will still have all the other police vehicles hot on its tail.

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That aside, Smash Bandits Racing is free to play, and it's one of the more interesting freemium racing games available for mobile. It's time to hit up the widget below and speed through town like you have nothing to lose.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • John Smith

    One thing I hate about the Play store - that's the search functionality... I type in "Smash Bandits" and the results are:

    1) Smash Cops Heat 2) Road Smash Crazy Racing 3) RealTransparent Phone scr... 4) Mad smash cop - hill racer.... blah blah 11) Smash Bandits Racing.

    Why the fuck is all that crap in the top that doesn't have "Bandits" in the title ??!!

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Dude, relax, it's Google Play. Hundreds of thousands of trash apps is a norm here.

      • John Smith

        I am having an "off day", but Google really needs to improve the search results - it used to be a core competence of theirs.

        • Matthew Fry

          Not on the Play Store it hasn't.

      • Brian

        You have read my mind

    • CrazyPaladin

      It's quite annoying, but I found that if you just search it in your browser with google you will usually end up with desired play store link as first result

    • Your Mother

      I get the same thing with the App Store., I look for apps by name and get a ton of crap. its something both stores need to fix but that's what you get when you allow tags instead of actual humans to decided what goes where.

    • primalxconvoy

      Because Google may not do evil, but they sure as hell do "lazy" and "unfinished".

    • Krzysztof Jozwik

      I love the widgets and being able to install from my browser.

    • Brian

      I didn't see the Mad Smash Cop

    • Brian

      I didn't see the Mad Smash Cop

  • CrazyPaladin

    Hmm maybe I should try this one, now that I think of it, it seems to be the most close experience I can get on mobile as a burnout game. Finger crossed for non aggressive iap. I actually skipped the first one because of the control

  • LaRocKa1158

    Not compatible with the stock lg g2 running KitKat

    • creator78

      I got the same message

    • Martin

      Off topic: How is the camera with KitKat update? Is the video focus and picture quality better? Im thinking of getting it tomorrow. And still can't decide at 100%..

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Smash Cops is a rather cool game that doesn't seem to be pushing you too hard towards iAPs whle still being a free game (unlike the original which was about 2.99 I think)

    I'm sure this one delivers as much

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  • Bieber

    I hate Smash Cops, steering by pressing behind car is hard and non-intuitive. I doubt this one will be any different.
    The graphics is awesome indeed, I like overhead camera on racing. I just can't stand the control, it's suck hard..