Assemble at the starting buoy, rev your jet skis and get ready for some high-speed, seafaring fun. Aqua Moto Racing 2 is now available on Android. When it was first released on iOS the game managed to earn an impressive 85% on Metacritic. Now Swedish developer Zordix is hoping to match that success with the new-and-improved Android version.
Personal watercraft (PWC) racing games are a rarity, and it makes a refreshing change to the usual tarmac strips and snarling whips of F1. As you’d expect, in Aqua Moto Racing 2 your main mission is to win. Compete in successive races around challenging courses, unlocking and modifying PWCs as you go. There are 48 courses in all, set in sunny island locales with water bluer than Sonic. The courses are spread across 14 championships, giving you a real sense of progression as you conquer each one.
You might be tempted to follow the safest route, but the game rewards derring-do. The closer to the buoys marking the edge of the course you go, the faster your craft will go. Plus, the routes are dotted with ramps to jump off, and successful jumps can give you speed boosts. Playing it safe isn’t likely to win you pole position in Aqua Moto Racing 2.
One of the most important aspects of any racing game is its physics – whether it’s accurately emulating the sensation of driving a vehicle at high speed over different terrain. In Aqua Moto Racing 2, you’ve got the ocean and its waves to contend with, and the game factors this in to your handling of the craft. As you carve around each course, that adds a satisfying level of believability.
So how does the Android compare to the original version? Has Zordix managed to reach the high bar set on iOS? There’s only one way to find out – you’ll have to test the waters. Download Aqua Moto Racing 2 from Google Play. There’s a free and premium version to choose from, so you can have a go whatever your budget.
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