Great news for F1 fans today, not only is the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix taking place this weekend, with practice sessions kicking off today, but also Codemasters has released its free-to-play arcade racing game, F1 Race Stars, in the App Store.
The full-featured arcade racing game brings console quality gameplay, graphics and depth to iOS, and has been fully optimised for Apple’s latest A7 chip-powered devices.
Gary Rowe, VP Digital Business, Codemasters, said “F1 RACE STARS is a hugely exciting project for us. Combining our experience in delivering award-winning FORMULA 1 videogames with the next leap forward with our in-house technology, F1 RACE STARS delivers racing fans of all ages the gameplay, visuals and content expected of a full console release, free-to-play on iOS.”
“This is an all-new F1 RACE STARS development for iOS. It retains the depth of a console experience, but has been designed from the ground up for portable play. The handling is easy to pick up and features a new powerslide mechanic for building boosts as you race around each of our fast and furious new circuits. The game is packed with content, including different race modes, power-ups and upgrades and the rich single player experience is complemented by local multiplayer modes,” said Chris Gray, Senior Producer, Codemasters.
“By using our latest EGO technology, we’re able to deliver console-quality visuals on smart devices, including High Dynamic Range rendering with bloom, an extensive range of full screen post process effects, such as blur, anti-aliasing, dynamic weather, and much more. Basically, it looks amazing and is really impressive on a big screen thanks to its native TV out support, especially when played with a game controller.”
F1 fans really love absorbing every detail about their sport and demand authenticity, so it's great to see that F1 Race Stars fully caters to its audience, featuring all the officially licensed cars, teams and drivers from the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship, for the first time ever on iOS.
In the game, players get the chance to take on over 40 tracks from 15 Formula 1 Grand Prix locations around the world, each of which has been designed with quick-fire mobile gaming in mind. Gameplay features jumps, shortcuts and lots of powerups, such as Wet Weather, Homing Bubbles, Safety Car and more.
The single-player game features five different game modes, with players getting to compete against Formula One starts such as Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, or even race as a fantasy driver with unique special abilities, such as Robot, Ninja, and Secret Agent. Players can also collect and combine hundreds of upgrades to improve their on-track performance.
Aside from the single-player game, there’s also a local multiplayer feature for two players via Bluetooth, and up to four players via Wi-Fi.
Click here to download the free game: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/f1-race-stars/id609011789?mt=8
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