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Racing Rivals – A Different Kind of Racing

Racing games are a genre of their own. They’ve became very popular and everybody seems to be liking them. A special sub genre of racing games has been getting increasinlgly popular. We are talking about the phenomenal concept of the drag racing games. One game managed to draw a lot of attention especially. It’s Cie Games rising star, Racing Rivals.

The story

In Racing Rivals, you take control of a pretty much anonymous racer who tries to work his way up to the top of the underground street drag racing syndicate. On your way, you will face loads of grizzled drag racer veterans and you will have to beat them if you are to succeed.

To do this, you’re going to need a fancy ride. Of course, the game isn’t just going to give you one straight off the bat, you’re going to have to work for it instead. This is accomplished by competing with the underdogs of the back streets first. After a series of successful wins, you will have enough cash for an upgrade or two.

Progression and economy

And this is where we come face to face with the game’s first problem. In fact this is the first and the last one to be honest. While you won’t have any problems winning cash for upgrades in the beginning of the game, as you progress throughout the game, the prices of these upgrades will exponentially increase while your earnings will pretty much stay the same. It’s going to take more races and more wins for every following upgrade which might make the game feel like a grind.

You are not without any options. You can always buy cash and gems from the game to speed things up a little bit. You got the game for free and if you are still playing it at this point, it probably means that you should buy something.

Of course you can also hack cash and gems for free or use a mod to increase your wealth although, we wouldn’t recommend doing that unless the cheat you’re using has been thoroughly tested and proven safe.

The gameplay

After you’ve made improvements to your car, it’s time to field-test it! This is undoubtably the most interesting and definitely the most rewarding feeling that you will get from this game. The sound of your engine roaring as it revs and tears recklessly through the night. The adrenaline increasing as the set off approaches…

And before you know it, you’re off! You don’t have to worry about the steering, that doesn’t matter right now. What matters is that you squeeze out every single ounce of strength from your freshly tuned beast by hitting that sweetpot and shifting it to a higher gear just at the right time.

For as long as you can do that, you’re going to win. You are most definitely going to win. If you don’t, then it’s back to the garage again where you’ll have to make further improvements to your ride before you stand a chance to win against the next contender.




If this is something that sounds interesting to you, if you like racing games and if you consider yourself to be a gearhead, give Racing Rivals a try. It’s a mobile game and it feels very lightweight. You don’t have to play it obsessively even though you most certainly can. You can use it to waste time while waiting for something to happen or simply to enjoy the beautiful visuals and the stunning detail of the vehicle models if you appreciate that sort of things.

For as long as we’re concerned, this is an amazing example of simple yet fun portable gaming.

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