Slotcar-Racing with your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is free today

| February 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Have you ever played with Scalextric or Carrera, do you like Slotcar-Racing? The App High Tech Racing is a Slot Car Racing Simulator for iPhone and iPod Touch, a virtual version of the classic toy of the 80´s and 90´s. There is also High Tech Racing HD avaiable, which is made for the iPad. Both apps are currently free.We tried them and had to accept, that this simulation can’t beat the real Slotcar-Racing, but is good enough for some hours of fun and action.

HTR offers 3 different difficulty levels and 18 tracks that include several challenges like loops, jumps, crossroads, narrows and high speed curves. You can even build your own tracks with the highly intuitive Track Editor. Choose from 3 in-game visualization modes, from 3rd-person perspective to in-car camera.

With so called realistic physics, HTR offers an adrenalin packed racing simulation experience. Unfortunately the car leaves the track sometimes, especially in moments, where a real slotcar wouldn’t have any problems. Like in the real play: With only one finger you control the acceleration to keep your car on the track. Lots of cool items to unlock including cars, electric engines, tires, and chassis to optimize your car; there are 243 possible configurations to test on each track.

HTR High Tech Racing HD fore iPad Screenshot

High Tech Racing (here the iPad Version) delivers real Slotcar-Racing in HD-Graphics with some not so realistic car-behaviour. But forget that - it is fun!

HTR High Tech Racing HD for iPad Screenshot

You can build your own tracks and perform races on them. Some cars are avaiable directly when you start playing, others will be added later with your progress.

Race freely on “Quickrace” mode and practice for the real challenge.

Send your best race times to Phatyaffle and see your time in comparisson to the others players around the world. Keep your records updated and prove you are the fastest on all tracks.

Our Rating:

It’s fun, it’ s challenge and it’s a nice idea, which is done quite good. Try it and start your engine!

User’s rating in UK’s AppStore:

Download for iPhone and iPod Touch:

(34,4 MB)

Download for iPad:

(50,1 MB)

Remarks:

  • Download these apps with your Computer or using WIFI-Connection of your iDevice
  • Normal price of HTR is 0.59 £, HTR HD is normaly priced with 1.19 £
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • There are lite versions avaiable: Check HTR High Tech Racing Lite (iPhone, iPod Touch) or HTR High Tech Racing HD Lite (for iPad)

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Category: App of the Day, Apple iOS, Games for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

About the Author ()

Markus Burgdorf started reviewing apps in January, 2010. Until now he has tested more than 10,000 apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Mac. He is a consultant for app-publishers and companies, which want to have their own app. Working with App Agency he’s always consulting his customers for more success having a better user experience in mind.

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