Developer: Pangea Software
Price: $1.99 (currently on sale)
Version Reviewed: 1.0.4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Cro-Mag Rally is an interesting Mario Kart kind of arcade kart game set in prehistoric times (think The Flintstones). Much more arcade fun than racing action, it provides some entertainment though it seems like it’s just not all tied together. While the core game play is there, it lacks any of the usual play modes, high scores, or goal systems. There’s no circuit/grand prix methods or even high score records.

Cro-Mag does include 11 different vehicles and 9 different tracks to play. In addition to the standard race mode there is a gather mode where you try to gather arrowheads. Both are fun and well done. It seems as though the gather mode needs some sort of high score record. And the race mode needs some circuit mode to allow you to progress through the different tracks toward a goal. All of the races are very easy to win and just one off. The real key is hitting the speed-ups consistently to win. The races all include various power-ups as is expected in kart type games.

The controls are good, the usual tilt the device to steer. In addition you use on screen controls to forward / reverse, braking, and activating the power ups.

Currently Cro-Mag Rally is the best deal of all of the racing games in the App Store. It provided some solid arcade fun for the price of $1.99. Though the most I could justify, lacking some of the expected play modes, would be a little more than that. What I really hope is that Cro-Mag expands this offering to add more play modes and methods of competition and maybe even online play. That would make this a truly great game.

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