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Redline Rush

For: iPad   Also on: Android, iPhone

In a hurry

Product: Redline Rush | Publisher: DogByte Games | Format: iPad | Genre: Racing | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
 
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In real life, driving a powerful car very quickly is an incredibly difficult task.

It requires years of practice, an affinity with the machine you're using, and an understanding that the slightest error will end in a hideous, painful death.

In Redline Rush it requires two buttons. And neither of them is the accelerator.

This is a big, dumb, Hollywood car chase of an 'endless-driver', then. And one that leaves subtlety in the back seat, in favour of crashes; speed; and quick and easy replayability.

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Rushing around

You play a driver on the run, dropped into a throaty, fast sports car, and tasked with keeping ahead of the spectacularly inept police force for as long as you can. Dull-witted, dawdling civilian drivers get in your way, as do roadblocks, cop cars, and mine-dropping helicopters.

The only control you have is weaving through oncoming traffic. There's no need to brake or negotiate hairpin bends, leaving you free to concentrate on getting the cash and boosts you need to prolong your drive.

IAPs explained
If you want to fill up your coin purse a little more quickly, then you can throw down some cash on IAPs.

The coins come in bundles ranging from 69p for 5,000 all the way up to £13.99 for 400,000. You can also spend £1.99 to double your coin score permanently, or throw down £1.49 to get a gem magnet.

The IAPs are reasonably priced, but it's unlikely you're actually going to need them to enjoy the game.
Glittering golden coins rotate enticingly in the road - though no one else appears to be able to see them. Grabbing the cash lets you buy new cars, boosts, and tracks to drive on. Brightly coloured orbs turn your car magnetic, give you a speed boost, or multiply your score.

Hitting anything too solid with the front of your car brings proceedings to a swift, Burnout-style ending, with even the slightest clip sending your car flipping into the heavens, its body work collapsing like its made of card.

Nudge other cars with the side of your vehicle, though, and you'll perform a takedown, smashing innocent bystander and cop alike into oblivion for the sake of a few more points and a flashing justification for your actions.

Smash and grab

There's something pleasantly slapstick about Redline Rush. It likes to let you whack into things, teasing you into taking dangerous lines by littering them with spectacular rewards.

It's not new, it's not revolutionary, but it's a big heap of brainless, petrol-laced fun, and quite often that's all you want from a couple of hours of pocket gaming.
 
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Harry Slater | 17 May 2013
A big, dumb game full of glorious crashes and glowing power-ups, Redline Rush might not be subtle, but it is a lot of fun
 
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@xeroxeroxero | 16:09 - 29 July 2013
Allan there's a massive section on IAPs. It's under the heading "IAPs explained".
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Allan Curtis | 00:07 - 29 July 2013
Staggering that a studio like Crescent Moon goes from games like Aralon to mindless crap like this.
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Allan Curtis | 00:05 - 29 July 2013
Wow this little blob of pr banter qualities as a review does it? This game just another iap filled crapfest that tries to shamelessly copy burnout. This is a very poor review indeed for a site with the pedigree of pocketgamer. literally no mention of iaps or anything.
 
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