DrawRace is a unique racing game in which players must think ahead and consider the best route and speed to take around a course before actually driving it. Players use their finger to drag the route they wish to take and control how fast the car will go by the speed at which they drag. Once the course is mapped for the number of laps, the player’s car will race off against opponents. The player with the best line will win. It is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is currently free to download. It was created by Redlynx and will appeal to fans of racing games.
DrawRace is unusual because it makes players think ahead and consider the line they are taking into and out of corners, whether they reach the apex and even the speed at which they drive. This is a racing game where faster is not always better. The game has a single player mode, as well as the ability to play multiplayer, both on the same device and via network. There are twenty tracks to enjoy.
The game includes a quick tutorial to explain how to play the game; however it takes some practice to really understand. The game starts off very easy and this helps players grow in confidence. Once a level is started, the player is presented with the track from a bird’s eye view, and is asked to place their finger on the start line. From here they must drag around the track, equal to the number of laps in the race, setting their course and speed. If the player takes an unacceptable route, the game will ask for the map to be redrawn.
Once the route is set, the countdown begins and the player’s car races off against a blue car. The first to reach the finish line wins. At the start it is very easy to win, but the later levels, which are unlocked by completing the first few, are much harder, and take a lot of skill to work out the best speeds and lines to take with corners.
The graphics are cartoony and friendly and this really makes the game accessible to people that are not big racing fans. This game doesn’t need realism, it is fun and quirky and that is really what makes it so special. The sounds are enjoyable and add to the experience and the overall game play is incredible. DrawRace is currently free, but this is only for a short time and it is highly recommended, so players are advised to grab it while they can. This game is really original and well made, and really brings out the best that the iPhone can offer.