Fans of the Fast and the Furious movie series were devastated this weekend that the starring actor Paul Walker was tragically killed in a car accident in California. We thought that as a tribute to Paul in the free apps what we promote on Jabbersite we would say RIP Paul Walker by reviewing the Fast & Furious 6: The Game app for iPhone and iPad. The game which was released in tandem with the movie earlier in the year is available for free download and is a drag-racing game which actually bears little resemblance to the movie plot aside from the racing angle.
Upon launching the app you are straight into the action. The controls for the game are extremely simple. In similarity to other drag racing titles you simply need to hit the launch button when the lights go green and change gear at the optimal time. This can be judged by looking at the on-screen rev counter and getting perfect launches and gear changes will improve your time and earn you points.
Obviously the name of the game is beating the opposition car and the power of your car impacts greatly on your ability to do that. The controls also include drift controls for corners, which take a bit of mastering. The corners included in the game add a little more than other drag racing titles and increase the gaming variety.
The graphics in the game are superb with beautiful cars, clean interface and easy flow throughout the app. Coins are the soft currency of the game and are earned by winning races and levelling up. For those of you who are in a hurry you can also add to the soft currency with in-app purchases. The coins can be used to buying new cars and upgrades in the app garage. The challenge is seeing how far you can get without spending real money!
- Beautiful interface
- Easy to master controls
- Multiple tracks and challenges
- In-app purchases may be needed to advance quickly
- Not supported on the iPhone 3GS, iPad 1st Gen or iPod touch 4th Gen
- Crashes occasionally
As a drag-racing game this title is hard to beat. It contains all the elements for an enjoyable game with the fact that corners are included as well adding an extra dimension. It is not supported on all iOS devices which might be a problem for some but for those who can play it offers an excellent graphics and gaming experience. You can get a lot out of this game without having to pay a dime and we recommend downloading it to try it out.