Crash and burn
by Damien McFerran 15/10/2013
Product: Nascar: Redline
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Party/ mini- games, Racing
If you're not from the United States then there's an excellent chance your only exposure to the world of Nascar is the lackluster Tom Cruise flick Days of Thunder and Sega's amazing coin-op Daytona USA - neither of which Nascar: Redline seeks to emulate.
Instead of letting you get hands-on with the crazy asphalt action, the game forces you to watch from the sidelines for much of the race.
You're called in a key points to indulge in pretty shallow mini-games - usually involving hitting a certain speed or slowing down - but aside from deciding your driver's level of aggression and when to pit, there's actually very little involvement.
With Nascar: Redline, Eutechnyx reduces high-octane wheel-to-wheel motorsport to a rather uninspiring series of mini-game events sprinkled rather sparsely over a dull race management simulation
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