The game takes advantage of the accelerometer in the smartphone handset and provides plenty of feedback as you crash into things as you attempt to hurry along. We found ourselves squealing with delight when we first tried SpeedForge 3D for Android out and experienced our first wipeouts. When you smack into something you don't just get the odd knock along the way but a plethora of explosions and a wildly vibrating handset.
Once you've got the hang of things in SpeedForge 3D for Android, the competitive element kicks in. You are effectively in a time trial against other racers and are encouraged to get them off your tail by hurling mines and missiles in their direction. Of course, they are just as likely to try the same trick with you. However, since these aren't real racers in the online gaming sense, their reactions are just that - a shame, given the obvious potential and excitement garnered by the graphics and environment.
SpeedForge 3D for Android lets you choose between three craft - anything with afterburners is good in our book. The game offers much better graphics and vehicle handling than with some games we've tried, although the faster SnapDragon processors and larger-screen Android handsets obviously confer a visual advantage.
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