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Real Racing 3 has a $100 supercar

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Product: Real Racing 3 | Developer: Firemonkeys | Publisher: EA Mobile | Genre: Racing | Networking: wireless (network)
For: Android   Also on: iPhone, iPad
 
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The Koenigsegg Agera R could quite comfortably be described as a "luxury vehicle". It has shattered Guinness World Records, it has a top speed of 273 mph, and the price tag can exceed $2 million.

That's the real world price tag, I should add. If you want to drive this car in Real Racing 3, it will only set you back £69.98 / $99.98. That's not much, is it?

It's one of a handful of cars in the new Real Racing that can't be purchased with R Bucks - the game's soft currency that you can earn by finishing races and winning competitions.

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Instead, it costs gold - the racer's premium currency. This precious commodity is rarely handed out in game, and is only given in quantities of about 4 or 5: if you want more, you'll have to pay for it with in-app purchases.

The Agera R has an asking price of 800 gold. So if you want it, you'll have to settle with either two £34.99 / $69.99 payments, or a single £69.99 / $99.99 splurge (in which case, you'll have 200 gold to spare).

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There's also the Zonda R, which costs 400 gold (£34.99 / $69.99). Michael De Graaf, the game's associate producer, personally assured me that this is the best car in the game.

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There's also the Porsche 918 RSR Concept, for 150 gold (£13.99 / $19.99).

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And the McLaren MP4-12C. That's 65 gold (or £6.99 / $13.99 in real dosh).

Real Racing 3 will launch worldwide on iOS and Android on February 28th. Prices are of course subject to change before the game goes global.
 

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Mark Brown 14 February 2013
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Elijah Tsi | 16:07 - 9 May 2013
Either way, if I had much dosh to spare I would gladly spend it away on such a polished, HD mobile game :) Lovin' it
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Elijah Tsi | 16:07 - 9 May 2013
They give gold with every 3 trophies you obtain in an event, unlocking a new series of 3 events, and also some gold every time you level up. I saved up this amount of gold and guess what? I have a 13.99 dosh mclaren mp4-12c and a 9.99 dosh Chevrolet corvette ZR1. Both overpowered cash cars for free. You just have to have the patience to play freemium games and a strong resistance to temptation people. It ain't impossible to play a freemium game totally free style.
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Funem | 14:19 - 26 February 2013
If you read it again..... "Instead, it costs gold - the racer's premium currency. This precious commodity is rarely handed out in game, and is only given in quantities of about 4 or 5: if you want more, you'll have to pay for it with in-app purchases." So you dont have to buy it, you can earn it. What they are saying is that if you buy gold in the game it would cost you that much IAP

NOT the only way to get the car is to buy it.

Its fot that different to any other buy gold to buy items in a game.

That said freemuim IAP games are going to kill mobile gaming in the end.
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Jonathan Samuel | 23:46 - 17 February 2013
I've not played this 'cause I'm not that fussed about racers anymore. Kinda had my fill over the years.
I'm surprised that EA would resort to this when they've been so well behaved on iOS thus far.
With Mass Effect Infiltrator there's a store where you can spend an awful lot of money on creds if you are so inclined, but the game itself doesn't warrant it. I'm on my NG+ with all my gear and skills maxed out, nearly 200 intel, and an ocean of ingame currency with nothing to spend it on.
Is the gold in RR3 really that hard to accrue ingame?
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Matthew Felding | 22:01 - 15 February 2013
Let me make sure I read this correctly...$100 for an in-game virtual car? Unbelievable. No wonder everyone hates IAP. $10 for a full game unlock...I'm in. $100 for a car. Literally, my jaw dropped. What a greedy, sh!tty company would stick it to their fans like this? EA and Firemint of course! No way. No how. What a sad day.
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Andy Poes | 19:39 - 15 February 2013
I don't want to hope that this game fails
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Excelcius | 17:31 - 15 February 2013
Cough !!!! if they'd been 69p a shot and released somewhere down the line I would have said its a nice idea but
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@arosbooks | 10:31 - 15 February 2013
What about 3 - Pure greed
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John Peat | 09:56 - 15 February 2013
Lots of people missing the point - stuff like this clearly exists for 2 reasons

1 - to get free publicity for the game, PT Barnum style...
2 - on the off-chance some kids will buy it at their parent's expense and the parents will either not notice or have no idea how to get a refund on it

It would be better, overall it everyone ignored this dickery - I mean totally, including not playing the game...
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@arosbooks | 09:38 - 15 February 2013
If you have money to spend on gaming and it must be mobile buy a Laptop, Vita or even 3DS for your commute because you are getting really ripped off with 5 or 10 minutes of gameplay for 69p even taking into the account occasional gems which are worth their cost 50x over.
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