LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Pull Up to the Bumper, Baby
By Bulent Yusuf 26 January 2012
Smash Cops | Developer:
Hutch | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Racing | Players:
1 | Version:
The marketing guru who came up with the name Smash Cops deserves a pat on the back. In just two words, you immediately understand the appeal and concept of the game. You’re a cop, and you have to smash things.
And if you think the name lacks subtlety, just wait until you play the thing. Occupying a pop cultural nexus between Police Camera Action, Grand Theft Auto, and Starsky & Hutch, the game has you carooming around town in your squad car and apprehending perps by ramming them into submission.
Slow-motion car crashes are a frequent occurence, festooned with a confetti of splintered glass and twisted metal. It’s simple but effective, and any thoughts about responsible driving take a back seat to the arcade thrills and spills.
An open-world battle racer with more crash-bang-wallop than a brass band in a bar-room brawl. It just needs a smidgen more dev to realise its full potential