Protoxide Death Race

4/16/2012 8:28:41 AM

Description: Protoxide Death Race

Protoxide Death Race is a futuristic style Hovercraft racer similar to Nintendo’s F-Zero, PlayStation’s Wipeout or Star Wars Episode 1 Racer. It looks great and focuses a lot on the story, but it doesn’t always live up to either in terms of gameplay.

The single player campaign is heavy on story, set in a post 2012 world where violent gangs rule and the only way to settle the score is to race them to the death. You control a young buck looking to climb the ranks and become the best. This is depicted through numerous text cut scenes and while it’s great to flesh the story out, it seems to come at a cost.

Race combat is the order of the day here as it is in most futuristic racers; The idea is not only to win but to take your opponents out at the same time. In some instances you don’t even have to win, with certain objectives taking precedence.

Description: Protoxide Death Race

Throughout the 16 levels are weapon icons that you must fly through to collect but forget about firing them, this is done automatically when locked onto a target while acceleration is also automatic. You do get to brake or boost by pressing the on screen icon but generally this isn’t as much fun as controlling speed no matter how well it works, while titling controls the steering.

Visually we’re talking an impressive game. There’s a high amount of detail in each of the 12 vehicle over 16 tracks, plus the 3D engine powering it all is powerful. But the Al could be more intuitive and the sense of speed is never really present other than using the boost function.

The single player campaign is a long one. This game also features WiFi and online multiplayer, so longevity is not a problem. But with the efforts put into the story you feel that these resources could have perhaps been better used in nailing down the gameplay experience. It’s not awful, it just could have been more exciting.

Description: Protoxide Death Race

The core element for any game like this is the sense of speed and with that missing it doesn’t quite live up to expectations. The control scheme is one that is widely used for racing games but having more control over not only speed but direction and combat would give this a fuller experience. Protoxide isn’t a bad game, and it has some very good traits, but it’s also not quite the stand out it should be.

4 stars

178 Ratings

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Price: $0.99

Category: Games

Updated: Oct 11, 2011

Version: 1.1.1

Size: 108 MB

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Seller: HeroCraft Ukraine Ltd.

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