Ovi Maps Racing Game- Race Around Your BlockFiled Under Nokia 5800 Games
Get your groove on people for Nokia is all set to redefine the genre of racing games with its Ovi Maps Racing. Yeah you read it right, Ovi Maps and Racing bundled together in one package as an addicting game.
With Ovi Maps Racing, Nokia is taking game customisations to an all new level by allowing gamers to create their own tracks, right in their backyards if they wish to for racing on some of the hottest wheels. As innovative as the concept is, let’s see how the game fares on our 5800s.
Before we dwell into the intricacies of the game, do take a look at this video walkthrough (Courtesy-Mobile Games):
Now that really got us pumping especially race around your block thing but much to our dismay we found out that we were not able to get a lock-on when indoors. But the Mobile Games guys do demonstrate the awesome customisation options of the game and the video clip definitely looks like it was recorded indoors. So ours might be a one-off incident.
What we like?
- Innovative concept for a racing game
- Catchy audio effects
What we don’t like?
- Graphics is a big let down
- Absence of accelerometer based controls
While we definitely love the innovative concept of the game, we feel the graphics is a big disappointment. The game has the looks and feels of the java based mobile games of the mid 2000s and is no where near the graphics capabilities of our 5800s. Asphalt4 by Gameloft does a much better task at graphics, while the pre-loaded GT Racer is more impressive with its accelerometer based controls and decent graphics.
But Ovi Maps Racing is an innovative concept and since it is available as a free download for a limited period of time from the Ovi store, we would recommend this to our readers, just to get a feel of the new GPS based track customisations.