Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SUP Multiplayer Racing... Reviewed!


Ready... Set... Go! It's time for a mobile review! RkRk & I double teamed this one and he supplied the gameplay video, enjoy! Videos are less than 1 minute but they cover the full race.
SUP Multiplayer Racing is a... multiplayer racing game (shocker). 4-players race on a two-lane track to avoid being in 4th place. Controls are very simple, you use the steering wheel button to go from lane to lane and to perform tricks like 360 air spins and drifts on the ground. The nitro button boosts your speed, and... that's what you get... but that's all you need to play. Old school gamers who gave up on new games because of complicated control schemes can rejoice over this type of game and the new school gamers can appreciate the challenge of using the simple controls. It's the perfect type of game for the casual gamer who wants to step up the action. Vroom-Vroom!

How in the hell can you have a strategy in this type of game, seriously? - Luis D. Lucha

You can easily have a strategy in this game by timing your turns and the way you use your nitro. Turns allow you to change lanes, but you can also knock someone off the road if there is no barrier or worse. The worse thing you can do to someone is make them land on their side because it takes awhile to get out of that. I've seen people shoot sonic blasts from their cars to hit the driver in front of them, I've also seen trucks jump and cause a crack in the road that slows down other drivers that roll over it. Hmmm, what else did I see? Oh yeah, I saw cars jump and propel through the air.


The SdgtEnt car doesn't have all that, we have the free-to-play model that you build up the "free" way. It doesn't make you any more or less good from my experience. What I did notice during my experience playing the game is the crapload of ads. (Dude) There are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many ads in this game, I had to lay in on the "o" key. They're a real pain, and you have to go through them in order to receive rewards that you've won... after the race is done. They have a buy option to get rid of ads, but it's not in a place you see it regularly. It should be on the rewards screen.

So that's the con I give to this game Want to earn a reward? Watch an ad. Want to open a free chest? Watch an ad. One thing I wouldn't have a problem with regarding the ads, is them remaining for the sake of doubling rewards (at least those are optional)... unless you can double up without ads after you buy.



Visually the game looks good for... mobile. I'm not dissing mobile, I just give it a pass on mobile... but I'd probably expect more on console (but I think this decision was to make it playable on all sorts of phones). It's a free-to-play game, although if you want to spend money, you can drop from $0.99 to $99.99 USD on this thing. If you're using your parent's credit card without their permission... expect a punishment of equal or possibly lesser value. The sound is pretty good in this game too, it's not a wow, but its good and I don't play the game on mute.

One plus I give the game is that if you don't want to pay... you aren't boxed in a corner. I think the extra ads reward well because those are ads you're watching... a lot... to help drive up the dollars for the developer (pun intended). You don't really have to watch until a certain amount of time has passed so that your energy meter is back up... just put those ads to work for you, so that's the incentive you get for that. Another thing you can benefit from that doesn't require ads (surprisingly) is track building. You make custom tracks for players to race on... and based on the number of upvotes... you can win gems (7 Max). It will cost you 1,000 coins, but you can unlock chests, decrease clock times to unlock chests, and more with these gems. So they really come in handy. The game also includes an emoji system so that you can show faces. I've never used it... sorta hard to do that and expect to win.


Overall, SUP racing is fun, the replay value is there... because you honestly don't know what to expect from other drivers, and there are tournaments live 2 vs 2, etc. to keep you coming back. At the same time, if you don't buy the version that gets rid of those ads... it could get annoying after awhile. I also say that to say... if the competition makes something similar, look out.


Fun factor: 4

Visually: 4

Replay value: 5

Price: 5

Way Too Many Ads: -1

"3.5 / 5 Cool Points"



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