Carmageddon is an old PC racing combat game that released back in 1994. On October 17, 2012 Carmageddon has been re-released for iOS devices. Carmageddon will also release on Android but that date has not yet been announced. In Carmageddon you take the role of ‘Dia Anna’ or ‘Max Damage’ in a race with several other drivers. The catch is in order to get more time in the race you have to run over pedestrians. If you run them over in stylish ways such as doing a hand break turn into them, you will get a boatload of points.
There are 3 main ways to complete a race in Carmageddon. The first being to complete the laps by the normal means of going through all the checkpoints the second being to destroy all opponents in the race by crashing into them. The last is to run over all the pedestrians in that level.
You can unlock some specific cars in the game by wasting that car and upon destroying it, it will be added into your garage for you to use. As well as this, you can also unlock upgrades for your car making it stronger, more powerful and faster. These are purchased using credits that you earn in game by running people over, getting checkpoints, picking up power ups and destroying other cars. However, your car can also be destroyed but to counter this you can repair your car while driving by holding down on the car icon at the top right of the screen. As well as this, repairing and recovering your flipped car all cost the credits you have gained during the race.
In the original version of the game, there is network play option allowing you to play versus your friends. In the iOS version this isn’t implemented, but hopefully that will be something that will be released in a later patch. I feel that this would be a good feature to add because it offers a lot more replay value to the game. The controls for the game however are pretty decent with the option for buttons on the screen, tilt controls and a 2 analogue sliders that control both speed and steering.
Personally I prefer the digital buttons on the screen to control the game but to get it comfortable to play I had to move them down a bit. This is easily done by using the in-game settings to change them.
Overall I think this game is defiantly worth the £1.49 it costs and I highly recommend picking up this game if you own either an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. I give this game a 4.5/5 because it could be better with the addition of a multiplier feature. I played this game on my iPhone 4 to see how well it ran and it ran pretty well but there was a bit of slowdown when a lot of things were on the screen but that’s to be expected. All the money from this game will go towards the next Carmageddon game as well as the money from their Kickstarter page. If you’d like to show your support check out the Carmageddon Reincarnation Kickstarter and check out their site.