Flashout 2 Review: Not Exactly Wipeout, But Still Very Fun (Video)
If you say space ship racing, you usually say Wipeout and all of its clones. Flashout 2 tries to rival this game without cloning it and in some areas it succeeds, but it fails when it comes to the repetitiveness of the gameplay. Still, there’s more to it than the first impression…
This game is a racing title that’s priced at $2 and I tested it on the Sony Xperia Z2 handset. The tracks are very repetitive and although you’ll go to the likes of Moscow, London and South Korea, everything looks the same. Another annoyance is that the AI never misses when firing a rocket or machine gun towards you. Those two are the only flaws of the game, actually. Other than that it’s high octane racing, with great graphics and peppered with weapons and explosions.
There’s also multiplayer here and the audio background includes dusbstep, trance and more tunes from relatively unknown artists. The sensation of speed is pretty nice, but beware of playing this game in the dark with the phone close to your eyes, because you’ll get bloodshot fast. You can buy new ships and upgrade the current ones and the cash is plenty, so there’s no need for IAPS.
The weapons you can use include mines, rockets, machine gun and you can also collect speed boosts. There are 10 tracks to play on and the control is either based on the accelerometer or touch, but the touch buttons are badly placed, next to the brakes. We’ve got sort of a boss battle at the end of each cup, with a one on one race prefaced by a comic book style cutscene. Overall, this is a solid racing game and I’d advise you give it a go. It gets a 9.2 out of 10 and you can download it here.