Android Discussion Top 5 Top-Down Racers on Android
Racing cars and video games have gone together like Lewis Hamilton and McLaren (err...) from the start, but most of our digital driving kicks these days seem to take place up close and behind the car.
Spare a thought for the classic top-down racer. It's one of the purest ways to enjoy racing on the little Android screen, for it offers a much better view of the track and often goes hand-in-hand with addictive arcade action.
As you'll see from the following list, there's plenty of scope for spectacle and technical racing in our Top 5 top-down racers on Android list.Gentlemen: start your engines!
1.Reckless Racing 2
THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DIRT-ROAD RACER YOU’VE EVER SEEN!
Strap down and prepare for the ride of your life... Reckless Racing is back with more!
Including a selection of 18 highly detailed cars, ranging from small dirt buggies to fast supercars, and 24 routes in a variety of flavors make this a racer for all tastes - both dirt and tarmac.
Compete in the Career mode to earn money for new cars and car upgrades. Have a quick race in the Arcade mode with 40 pre-defined challenges. Compete against your friends on the leaderboards in Single Event mode - including Race, Hot Lap and Elimination events.
Tune your car in the garage to match your driving style with a vast selection of parts and upgrades. Whether you are a reckless power slider or a slick race driver, make your car the way YOU want it.
* Probably the best power slides in the world
* Tune and tweak the performance, handling, tires, rims and colors of your cars
* Shader based game engine with normal maps, reflections, specularity, shadows, particles and more
* Online leaderboards with downloadable ghost cars
* Online multiplayer over the Internet
* 17 characters, including your favorites from Reckless Racing 1
* 5 control layouts with customizable button positions
* Optional assists, such as race lines, mini map, chase camera and more
GOOGLE PLAY DESCRIPTION
Forever Drive: A race against time through the streets of the future!Forever Drive is a fast-paced racing game set in a futuristic 3D city made by YOU, the players. Using the In-game Track Editor, tracks made by different players are joined together into a never-ending neon racetrack. Race on tracks to gain experience, level up and earn coins to:
- Unlock premium cars with awesome designs and enhanced performance
- Customize cars from a large selection of paint designs and license plates
- Gain access to buildings, skyscrapers, and signage to decorate your tracks
- In-Game Track Editor: extremely easy-to-use editor to make beautiful, winding city tracks with just a few touches!
- Weekly challenge mode: race against the world and competitors’ ghost cars on specially created tracks
- Regional Leaderboards: see how you stack up against other players around you and compete against them
- 4 different control types: arcade, tilt, digital pro, analog pro
- Unlock new cars, paintwork, buildings and license plates!
- Race against the clock to accumulate XP for LEVELING UP, and access to brand new content.
- Custom 3D engine rendering
GOOGLE PLAY DESCRIPTION
Little cars, BIG fun!Season’s Greetings! The 1.7 Christmas update is here featuring a thrilling new championship with stunning new tracks as well as bringing in some Christmas cheer! Santa's Sleigh is back as is the Christmas cup! We've also discounted the price of all in-game cars by 50% so now is your chance to extend your car collection. Thanks to everyone for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the new content! Oh and don't forget to try the wintery snow-globe menu! Happy Holidays!
Start your engines! The most vibrant, super-charged racing game you’ve ever seen is here!
Mini Motor Racing plays like a favorite remote-controlled car showdown, combined with modern tech to nitro-boost your engines! Play multiplayer against up to four of your friends via WiFi! Race in campaign competitions for big rewards! Upgrade your skills and cars to win more! It’s all here in Mini Motor Racing.
Android Tapp calls Mini Motor Racing “as rewarding as any gaming experience on the platform” and “as brilliant as racing can get on Android.”Appys.com adds “Mini Motor Racing is an absolute blast … a hugely entertaining auto app that race aces can use for a quick fix or allow themselves to be driven to distraction for hours on end.”
* OFFICIAL FRUIT NINJA LAUNCH BONUSES. Includes special themed tracks and cars for fruit mayhem enthusiasts!
* YOUR CHOICE OF CARS. Race in fully upgradeable cars, each with their own unique handling and style! Whether it be Sports, Hatch, Big-rig, Pick-up, School Bus, Hot Rod…the list goes on!
* WIN RACES, WIN CARS! Win races throughout the game and you’ll find yourself behind the wheel of the sweetest rides around including the official Fruit Ninja buggy!
* MANY RACE TYPES. Race on over 20 tracks, day and night, in varying weather conditions
* MULTIPLAYER. Up to 4 players via WiFi
* ENHANCED FOR FAST DEVICES. More eye-popping visual candy taking advantage of all that extra power!
GOOGLE PLAY DESCRIPTION
Old skool top-down 2D racer, with online scoreboards, race uploads & downloads.SILVER AWARD PocketGamer.com - "A simple yet perfectly judged handling model combined with an ingenious online component ensures that Pocket Racing is one of the best arcade racers on Android."
4.5/5 - Droidgamers.com "great little old school racing game....definitely one game to consider..."
"an absolute gem.." - Mobiobie.com
Old skool topdown 2D racing game with online scoreboards, race uploads & downloads.
* Race 8 tracks
* Drive 5 cars, all with different handling and a customisable car.
* Download the leaders' ghosts to get tips on improving your times.
* Openfeint achievements
Lite version also available featuring 2 tracks and 4 cars.
GOOGLE PLAY DESCRIPTION
Death Rally is an action packed COMBAT RACER with CARS, GUNS and EXPLOSIVE FUN.Played more than 120 million times by more than 11 million gamers worldwide!
FREE to play for as long as you like! A thrilling career mode where you can upgrade and level up your cars and weapons with in-app purchases, or for FREE through TapJoy sponsored actions. Lock and load and enter the Death Rally, humiliate and destroy your opponents. You choose how you win, NO TRICK IS TOO DIRTY!
Brought to you by REMEDY, renowned developer of MAX PAYNE and ALAN WAKE! LOAD YOUR GUNS, START YOUR ENGINES... IT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY, LITERALLY! This is no Sunday Drive. This is DEATH RALLY.
Death Rally requires an Android device with:
- Multi-touch display
- OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration with the performance of Adreno205, Mali400, SGX540, Tegra2 or better
- ARM v7 compatible CPU
- Android operating system version 2.2 or later
- A total of 165MB on board installation space, not SD card
Successfully tested devices: Asus EEE Transformer Prime, HTC Desire HD, Sensation, LG G2X, Optimus Black, Motorola Atrix 4G, Droid 3, Photon, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab, Infuse, Nexus S, Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play
Common devices that are NOT SUPPORTED: HTC Aria, Chacha, Dream, EVO 4G, Explorer, Hero and Legend, Huawei Sonic, LG Optimus One (or Optimus 3G, C, M, S, T, U or V), LG Phonenix and Thrive, Motorola Droid/Milestone, Nexus One, Samsung Admire, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Europa, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Prevail´and Galaxy Y, Sony-Ericsson Xperia and Xperia Mini.