App Review: Red Bull Air Race World Championship by Artificial Life, Inc.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship by Artificial Life, Inc. is a fast paced airplane racing game. There are two different types of games to choose from, either Quick Flight or Season Mode. In Quick Flight, a track will be automatically picked, and you will then start your race. In Season Mode, you get to start a campaign to try and become the top Red Bull Racer. You can do either a short or a long season. The only difference is that one has more races than the other.
The courses have been previously marked out with a series of Air Gates. There are four different types of Air Gates: Blue, Red, Quadro, and Chicane. Each of these represents a different way to pass through the gate. Blue gates you simply pass horizontally through. With Chicane gates, you must weave in and out of a series of air gates. Red and Quadro require you to pass through vertically or to knife. To knife or fly vertically, all you need to do is turn in the desired direction and press the knife button in the bottom left corner. In between each of these gates are red indicators to let you know the correct speed and angle to fly your plane. If you fly too low or too high, you get penalty points that are added to your overall time at the end of the race.
In the level editor mode, you can create your own outrageous courses and upload them online for others to play in the Lounge. You can also download levels created by other individuals. In the Hangar you can customize your plane from the internal details, to the paint job. All of these customization areas must be unlocked in the Season mode.
If you want to learn more about Red Bull Air Racing, you can enter the race facts mode and check out pilots, plane styles, and the history of air racing. Whether you want to glide above the water’s surface, or shoot vertically into the air, this game is for you. The controls on this game are sensitive to maximize playability.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship is $4.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: http://www.artificial-life.com/alife/index.php