Nov 17, 2014
Racing Randy is a new endless runner featuring a long eared pilot and his doomed attempts to peacefully fly his airplane. Will the fur fly?
Racing Randy lacks any surprises for avid fans of endless runners. Players fly their plane along a course, avoiding hazards along the way. Hazards include electrified barriers, stationary clouds and flying missiles, among others. The sky is inexplicably filled with gold coins just waiting for an enterprising lope eared pilot to snatch them up. These coins can be spent on a small collection of disposable items. Unlike most runners, there are no permanent upgrades or buffs here to work on. Items instead are all one shot deal that destroy incoming hazards or speed up the playerâ€™s movement.
The problem with this system is that it is quite boring. The game isnâ€™t all that interesting to begin with. It moves quite slowly and there is nothing in the game mobile gamers havenâ€™t seen done many, many times before. The lack of interesting upgrades or gameplay quirks really hurt Racing Randyâ€™s long term potential as well. This is compared to a game like Jetpack Joyride where there is endless fun in combining items and the fun vehicles. The only vehicle RR has is a very expensive alternate plane. Randy just has little to it.
Racing Randyâ€™s presentation doesnâ€™t do it any favors. Sporting rather plain sprites and little animation to speak of, the game looks very poor even compared to games several years old, such as Jetpack Joyride or even Temple Run. Compared to the visual feast many runners dish up Racing Randy doesn’t provide much to look at.
A final nail in Randyâ€™s coffin is that it features a lot of video ads. Whenever a new game begins a 20 second video ad buffers away.
Racing Randy is an uninteresting and poorly presented runner with nasty ads and there are simply far too many better examples of the genre to warrant spending any time playing it.