There really aren’t a lot of F1 games available for the iPhone – actually, with the exception of this one, there’s none – so when one becomes available, you take them any way you can get them.
And for just $2, we think the new BMW Sauber F1 game for the iPhone is as good a two-dollar investment as you can find anywhere.
Let’s face it, a lot of people in America aren’t very familiar with Formula One. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy it, even if it comes to us as an iPhone game. The game, by all accounts, caters to a lot of different racing game nuts. Those who want instant gratification can choose to play the quick-race mode in the game while the championship-starved fellows can opt to give the championship mode a shot. There’s also a professional mode, which gives you control of the pit crew and once you’ve gotten deeper into the game, the engineering mode will become available, which, eventually makes you the principal of your team where you will be tasked to make all the decisions for your drivers and cars.
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Now if you’re the type who doesn’t have any idea as to how racing an F1 car works, the game is kind enough to come with a tutorial to get you up to speed with how racing an F1 car works. You’ll learn about tire choices and what kind of tire works on what track or weather condition.
As far as racing is concerned, the game uses a relatively simple way to get out and about on track. Unlike other video games with complicated control configurations, all you need to do with this game is to tilt your iPhone to steer and tap it to accelerate and/or brake.
Another unique feature in the game allows you to take control of your pit crew. In a sport where even the smallest detail has magnified ramifications if done improperly, the game’s pit crew options requires that you make tons of decisions as fast as possible. Whether it’s figuring out the right type of tire to put or how much fuel to put in your car, the name of the game is quick efficiency.
It’s no secret that F1 fans will have a ball of a time with the game, but for those who don’t follow the sport, it’s also an equally fun game that’s pretty easy to get hooked on. The graphics are pretty good considering the platform it’s on. Likewise, the game comes with a number of cool music tracks that allow you to bip and bop while you’re racing for the podium finish.
Like we said, the BMW Sauber F1 iPhone game is probably the best two-dollar application you can invest on. Relatively speaking, the game delivers on a lot of ends, especially when it comes to details. While it’s not to be confused with an F1 game for the Playstation 3, this iPhone game is as close you can probably get to having a scintillating F1 experience on your iPhone.
And yes, you can buy this game for just $2 so we implore you now to grab it as fast as you can.