Sunday, 30 March 2014 01:45

Review: Formula Legends

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Fancy yourself as a F1 manager?  Here is a little diversion on IOS where such fantasies can be experienced at a mild level.


Formula Legends asks you to name a driver to be taken through a F1 career that you manage.

It is all non-licensed, so instead of the usual driver and team names we are accustomed to, we get somewhat humorous pseudonyms, Stallion is the team of red race-cars for instance.

The core of the game is a management simulation, prior to race day you as the manager must prepare the car/team given the budget available.  Money can be spent on upgrading the team engineer, which in turn means money invested in better car technology will be more effective.

Then the race starts, the main screen shows each cars on-track position, the current weather conditions, commentary on the race and lap count.

On this screen is also the main control as a driver’s manager, that is the level of aggression you are instructing the driver to inject into his style.  Either conserve the car saving tires and fuel, or go hard to gain positions.

Tire wear and fuel levels are shown, with some quick maths required on the fly to understand if you have enough fuel to complete the race.

Each lap is a couple of seconds real time, the player will need to make decisions on the fly, adjusting driving style, selecting when to pit for tires, and selecting the correct tire type to both fit with the race rules and produce the best performance.

That could be the full game, however by default some mini-games will test the reactions of those looking beyond the management side of things; reacting to the starting lights, a whack-a-mole type pit-stop game, mastering the chicane and hairpin with a quick steering and brake event and a ‘pass the back-markers’ mini-game will keep you busy beyond managing the driver.

It would have been nice to include some aspects of F1 staples KERS and DRS as well as more variety in the events with breakdowns and bingles somehow incorporated

Formula Legends is a free game, however – of course – there are opportunities to beat the grind of building up the dollars and experience to get onto the podium.  Your first purchase would be to ‘complete’ the game by paying AU$2.99 for a bit of in-game currency, and unlocking of wet-weather conditions.

Formula Legends is available now on iOS and Android devices.

 


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Mike Bantick

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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