HTR High Tech Racing Slot Car Sim Racing
Published: July 27, 2010

HTR High Tech Racing

from Graffiti Entertainment

 

Well, there's a new slot car racing sim on the market for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users. Now about a year ago a slot car sim hit the iPhone market and I wasn't too impressed. This time though, well,...is a little bit different. Enter High Tech Racing from Graffiti Entertainment.

In HTR's own words.

High Tech Racing is a Slot Car Racing Simulator, a virtual version of the classic toy of the 80´s and 90´s. HTR offers 3 different difficulty levels and 14 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 realistic physics, HTR offers an adrenalin packed racing simulation experience.
With only one finger you control the acceleration to keep your car on the track.

Tons 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.

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.

Key features

  • Real Slot Car simulation
  • More than 240 possible car configurations
  • 14 tracks in 3 different difficulty levels
  • Quickrace mode for casual gaming
  • Intuitive Track Editor
  • Online records
  • Simple controls - simply slide one finger to control your acceleration
  • Several challenging tracks with loops, jumps, crossroads, narrows and high and low speed curves.

 

Yea, that's a little impressive isn't it. I know that some of you hard core guys won't be into the kitch track pieces like the loops or jumps. That's why you can build your own tracks though. I'll have to steal my buddy's iPhone and check it out personally. As I only have an Android device. Which kind of bothered me. So, I asked the developers about this. They've told me that they are waiting on software updates and pointed me towards thier software supplier. I won't let the name out in case it's a secret. But, I will say that they are using top notch "gear" to develope with. And Android versions will be on the way as soon as they can be ported over.

Now the "bad" news. You'll have to part with a whole three or five bucks, depending on which version you want (iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad) to have slot car fun while away from your favorite track. Of course, you'll have to have an iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad as well (doesn't everyone).

iPhone/iPod Touch Version
Price: $2.99
Buy it

iPad Version
Price: $4.99

 

Blah, blah, blah. I know I lost the technologically challenged a while ago. Since they're gone now we can take a look at some screen shots.

 

Here we have the iPhone/iPod Touch version. Full size images are actual size.

 

As you might guess; the iPad version is a little bigger. I took the images down from their native 1024x768 to a more web friendly 800x600. So when you click on a smaller image don't be surprised if it's a little smaller than you expected.

 

You probably want to see some video of the game in action don't you? Then, check out the review that they did over at the Daily App Show. And remember, "Throttling is important".

While checking out the HTR site I noticed that they are holding a nice little Championship series, and first prize is an iPad. Not too shabby I must say! Let's see some actual slot racers take up the challange and bring home that iPad!

 

The tracks start off simple, as in the figure eight of Level 1, Track 1.

 

Then they reach the incredibly elaborate.... As in Track 3 of Level 3.

 

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