Takes on racing with a whole new meaning!
Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Smacky School is a new racing game that pits players from different schools against each other the pursuit to make it through the front doors first. Though simple in graphics, it ranks high on challenge, causing some to bang heads and others to slap themselves silly for not getting past their opponent. The game is free to download from the Apple’s App Store, and works on iOS version 5.0 or newer. The app is built to work best on iPhones or iPads, but can be run on iPod Touch, as well.
Players can choose to play the game individually or opt for the multiplayer option, which requires connecting through the Game Center. Either way, players chooses the school they wish to represent and collect points for. The Game Center leaderboard shows points accumulated for top earners. Schools can be elementary, middle school, high school, or college. Points accumulated through frequent game-play earn the player’s chosen school higher ranking.
The app itself offers over 30,000 schools to choose from and is the first game of its kind to offer a competitive venue to honor one’s school. Every school competes against one another in a retro-style game-playing interface that brings one back to the days of Donkey Kong and Pac-Man in mall arcade centers. Make no mistake in the retro graphics; this game is mind-numbing and insanely challenging. Collect enough points and reaching “God” mode will offer bonuses and boosts. If you are in to social media, you can share you stats with friends through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SMS, and email.
Easy to learn, but difficult to master, the game starts each race with a “3-2-1” countdown. The course is a collection of obstacles that you must avoid, jump over, or slide under. The obstacles? Mushrooms. To jump, tap on the left side of the screen. To slide under a mushroom that hovers just above the ground, tap on the right side of the screen. Should the runner hit a mushroom, it’s game over. As the game progress, obstacles are not kept to mere mushrooms. Flying birds, billboards, and earthquakes will prove menacing mishaps in the race to the end.
The only downside to this game is its difficulty to master it and just how frustrating it can get straightaway. The timing is fast, so you have to be equally as quick to dodge the mushrooms, because there are no second chances. For those who are new to gaming, it can be an immediate shut-off; but, that naturally comes with the territory of competitive gaming.
If you are looking for a game that is a bit different and takes on racing with a whole new meaning, allowing you to represent your favorite school and rank it high in the public eye, then Smacky School is a fun way to do so. Put on your racing shoes and get ready to represent your team in a race to the finish line!