Slingshot Racing

Slingshot Racing

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • 3D graphics
  • Smooth performance
  • Lots of tracks and game modes
  • Multiplayer on-device mode
  • Original gameplay
Cons
  • Needs an online multiplayer game mode
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"You've never raced this way"

Reviewed by / Mar 20, 2013

Slingshot Racing is one of the most original racing games on Android

No steering wheel, no engine and no brakes. Just an sledge car, an iced track and a slingshot is what you have to beat the other drivers. SR is an original physics-based racing game which tests your reflexes to the fullest.

Here's how it works: game starts and your sledge automatically begins sliding. However, since you don't have a steering wheel, you'll have to launch a grappling hook to slingshot around turning towers. Thus, tap a screen corner to launch it and hold it. Release once the turn is complete. Physics are important here; trying to achieve the perfect turn isn't easy: speed, curve angle and inertia must be taken into account. Keep rolling and you'll become a slingshot master racer.

There are different game modes. 'Career mode' features 80 races with different objectives and settings: simple straight races agains AI-players, pickups races (beat the clock while collecting cogs) and time trials to beat your personal bests. In addition, you can play up to 4 way multiplayer in a single device to beat family or friends (each one uses a screen corner to slingshot). Players can create personalized mini-tournaments. Cars can be also customized: colors and models to choose among, some of them unlockable.

One of the strongest point of this game lies on its amazingly smooth performance. It runs silky even on medium-end devices. Quite impressive due to its rich 3D graphics.

A well-crafted piooner-of-its-own-genre racing game.

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Developer's original description available here
Slingshot Racing is an original racing game developed exclusively for touchscreen devices. Behold a beautiful steampunk environment with ice tracks, grappling hooks, snowmen and more!

Pro Tip: To deploy the hook try picking a corner of the screen and just keep pressing there. You do not need to press on the towers to slingshot.

REVIEWS
★ Touch Arcade 4.5/5 'Mobile Racing Redefined'

★ 148apps 4.5/5 'Snowbolt and Crescent Moon have absolutely nailed this game'

★ Gamezebo 4/5 'Silky smooth one-touch racing gameplay.'

★ TouchGen 4/5 'As multiplayer games on one device go I think Slingshot Racing is hard to beat.'

★ App Advice: 'A New Genre Of Racing Emerges In Slingshot Racing'

★ AppSpy 4/5

★ App-Score 9/10 'Slingshot Racing is one of the most innovative games we've playing in a long time'

Use your grappling hook to slingshot around corners in this fast paced arcade style racer. Hone your skills by learning on the tutorial tracks, then blast out of the snow onto more complex tracks against other racers. Race around a selection of tracks in stunning day and night settings.

Career mode features 80 races with different objectives and settings. Take part in a simple straight race to the top spot on the podium. The pickups race pits you against the clock to collect all the cogs on the track as quickly as possible. The time trials offer you the chance to shave those all important seconds to achieve the perfect race. Alternatively prove your mettle by taking on the fearsome chomper as it hunts you around the track.

With 4 way multiplayer you can race family or friends on a single device. With just a few clicks you can create mini tournaments the way you like or just mix it up with a quick random selection.

FEATURES
★ Super addictive gameplay
★ Revolutionary controls, easy to pickup and difficult to master
★ Stunning graphics with gorgeous 3D effects, shadows, and particle systems
★ 4 player simultaneous play on one device! Play against your whole family!
★ Tweet or post your high scores on Facebook
★ Tablet and phone devices supported

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Recently changed in this version

1.3.3.4
- Fixed crash on VideoCore IV devices.
- Disabled review prompt.

1.3.3.3
- Removed unnecessary permission

1.3.3.2
- Fix for cloud saves crashing the app on some devices

1.3.3.1
- Due to a number of issues some players were having Google+ integration (required for Leaderboards, Achievements and Cloud saves) is now an opt-in service through the G+ button on the title screen.

1.3.3.0
- Google Leaderboards and Achievements supported
- Save data uses Google Cloud to sync across devices


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Comments and ratings for Slingshot Racing
  • (72)

    by Chris Pags on 22/06/2014

    Simple controls. Good graphics. Difficult to master. Fun.

  • (72)

    by Edward Reclusado on 19/06/2014

    This game surprised me. Good job devs :-)

  • (72)

    by dante opstal on 08/06/2014

    Please help i like this game lots but it keeps on saying error on my s5

  • (72)

    by Greg Fretz on 03/06/2014

    I found this game really repetitive, with a UI built from elements that are not attractive at all. Tracks all seem the same, all the vehicles (sleighs?!!?) run the same, and getting 3 bolts (stars) is inhumanly hard way too soon. Very hard to time the turns and no incentive to play on. Just bo-ring.

  • (72)

    by yeruva vinay on 02/06/2014

    Keep on updating this game is worth minimum $3... Please add more tracks

  • (72)

    by Gerry Kenny on 20/05/2014

    Great game, not want I was expecting. Simple controls to start with but the game has depth and keeps you striving to get better. Striking art style too, very nice to look at.

  • (72)

    by Evelyn Belletty on 13/05/2014

    Rubbish