Reckless Racing is a top-down racer that puts the fun back into iPhone driving games.
Set in a Hicksville backwater, Reckless Racing allows you to choose from a range of battered trucks and rally cars, piloted by characters including Cletus, Otis and Bubba.
There are three different game modes to play, namely Dirt Rally (a competition race), Hot Lap (time trial), and Delivery (where you need to pick up objects and deliver them to a destination within the given time. There are eight tracks in Reckless Racing and three that are unlockable. Unfortunately, only five of the tracks are original, and the others are just the same tracks played backwards.
Reckless Racing includes an online mode, where you can race other people over the internet. You can't play locally with friends over Bluetooth or WiFi, though.
The controls in Reckless Racing are very easy to get to grips with, and you can practice the four different control systems in the free training mode. Options include auto-accelerate, tilt-based steering, and an on-screen steering wheel. Personally, we found the default left, right, accelerate and reverse buttons to be the most effective way to control Reckless Racing
The highlight of Reckless Racing is its graphics, which are stunning. The top-down view is from quite a distance, so everything appears pretty small. However, the attention to detail in the scenery is breathtaking. From the lapping of the water on the rivers to the tire marks you leave when veering off into a field, it all feels very vivid, especially when viewed on a retina display. The banjo heavy soundtrack in Reckless Racing makes for a perfect compliment to the on-screen action.
Reckless Racing is one of the most fun racing games available for iOS. You'll feel so immersed in the tracks that you'll be checking you haven't got dirt on your trousers!
- Added two new tracks and racers.