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Feb 01 2013, 15:46 IST
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SummaryA car racing mobile game based on Race 2 forecasts the nature of the sequel — edge-of-the-seat entertainer with innumerable twists.

A car racing mobile game based on Race 2 forecasts the nature of the sequel — edge-of-the-seat entertainer with innumerable twists


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* User-friendly game controls

* Anil Kapoor’s comments during the course of the game

* Exciting graphics showcasing the car crashes


Four years after Race, film-makers Abbas-Mustan have once again ventured into the twisted territory of deceit with the sequel Race 2. As a part of their promotions, a new Race 2 mobile game developed by Gameshastra and Hungama Game Studio is now available on the android as well as iOS platforms. With the film’s characters woven in a chase, this fast-paced car racing game forecasts the edge-of-the-seat nature of the sequel.

While there are several car racing games available in the market, what sets Race 2 game apart is the glamour quotient. In this single-player game, you get to pose as Ranveer Singh, the character that Saif Ali Khan reprises from the original and race against John Abraham’s Armaan Malik. You also have RD (Anil Kapoor) at your disposal to guide you through the gruesome tracks. What catches your fancy immediately is the detailing that has gone into developing the game. With an option to select from six cars, each tagged with different statistics for acceleration, top speed, handling, defense and attack, you have to race through eight laps to emerge as the winner of the game. And if you defeat a target opponent in every track, you can unlock newer cars. And in case, you’re running against time, you can also choose the option of a ‘Quick Race’ that has different tracks in exotic locales like Italy, Spain, etc.

One of the main highlights of this game is simple controls and user-friendly game play. While the top right corner indicates the number of laps and your position in the race, the speed-o-meter indicating the acceleration is at the centre bottom. Interestingly, typical to the nature of the film, following the cars instead of overtaking them gives you brownie points. For instance, if you follow a car, you get the nitro-boost that helps you accelerate as well as a protective shield which will make it difficult for any car to upturn yours.

What adds to the game play experience is various comments given by RD. For instance, if your car needs repair, you have Anil Kapoor’s voice flash with the comment, “Ranveer, your car is about to fall apart, get to

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