Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad Mini
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Redline Rush is a progressive, endless racer where players jump behind the wheel of one of 16 available sports cars and attempt to avoid many obstacles, including traffic and roadblocks, all while trying to outrun the police. During the run, players collect coins and power-ups, including one that increases the car’s speed and allows the player to become invincible for a short period of time. There are also power-ups that double the multiplier, magnetically gather coins, and more.
Redline Rush does a good job with speaking to racing fans that may not otherwise be the biggest fans of runners. All the craziness players would expect from an arcade racer is present in this game, except for the jumps. (Seriously, where are my jumps? I want airtime!) There is the ability to ram other cars from the sides to earn coins, though it's game over if players hit the car from behind. At least games always end with a massive crash that looks pretty impressive.
Progression via leveling up and increasing the starting multiplier is the main goal in this game, allowing players to better attack the leaderboards. While leveling up takes quite a bit of time and doesn’t feature the most enjoyable tasks, such as collecting a specific number of coins, using two power-ups in one race, and collecting a specific color of gem, the missions do provide some meaning to each race. When players level up, their standard multiplier increases alongside it. Apparently, there are 100 levels as well. Imagine the massive score players could attain with a 100x multiplier.
There comes a point where progressing in the game becomes tiring, forcing players to take breaks. I like having to earn my rewards, but playing the same course over and over again to collect a specific number of items gets old.
Redline Rush costs $0.99 cents, though it certainly acts as if it is a free-to-play title, as often as it asks players to purchase cars and other material. Coins don’t come at a fast enough pace as players will play for far too long before they can unlock higher priced cars and the additional two tracks, or pay too high of price for coins through in-app purchase.
Redline Rush is an addictive runner with much to enjoy, thanks to its fun racing gameplay, the ability to collect power-ups, and to smash up other cars. It looks impressive as well, but I don’t see players running away from the police for too long, not without dropping those prices or increasing the opportunity to earn more coins.