Want to try out a new way to play racing games? Try to check out Slingshot Racing by Crescent Moon Games. You get to control a sled in this game and your aim is to cross the finish line first. There is no steering control involved and all the sleds participating in the race move at the same speed. So how are you supposed to win? You’ll need to fire your grappling hook at anchors located at every curve which swings you around the corner and slingshots you forward. The slingshot way of playing the game is where the title is taken from.
Slingshot Racing can now be downloaded over at Google Play for $0.99. You will need a device running on at least Android 2.2 and a storage space of 32 MB. It is highly recommended that you play this game on a tablet or a device with a large screen.
The game relies on correct timing of your swing. When a curve approaches all you have to do is tap on the screen to send your grappling hook to the nearest anchor available. You’ll have to try this out a couple of times before you can master this. Once you are used to the control scheme everything will become easy.
There are various race types in the game to keep you entertained. There’s a single campaign mode, time trials and a multiplayer mode. You can either compete against three AI’s or against friends. Winning a race might require that you come in first through the finish line, have the fastest lap time, or collect all the gears that are scattered across the race track. In multiplayer mode you can have up to four friends playing at the same time with each one of you controlling one corner of your device. Needless to say, you will need a tablet to play this effectively.
Overall, Slingshot Racing is a unique twist in racing games. It is simple to control yet requires strategy and a good hand to eye coordination. Its low price tag is also one factor that makes it worth checking out.