App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Gameplay - 4/104/10
- Replay Value - 7/107/10
The app Monster Hill Racing is a simple, yet fun platformer, with cool graphics and a fierce looking yeti, as hell-bent on consuming the racer, as the player is sure to be on consuming the intriguing game play.
Monster Hill Racing is reminiscent of the Yeti skiing game, Skifree, that we all knew and loved in the 90’s, but with vastly superior graphics. Like Ski free it seems to have a never-ending landscape, though Monster Hill Racing does break down into levels. However, when brought up on a tablet the graphics go downhill fast. No pun intended. This is especially clear in the pixelation of the tilt control buttons.
The controls are easy to understand, but what’s not is why simply holding the accelerate button, and not bothering with the tilt controls, will allow the snow mobile to not only easy out run the yeti, but collect nearly every coin for several levels. The biggest issue with Monster Hill Racing, though, is the pay to continue option that costs a whopping 99 cents to carry on with a single particular run after death. Therefore, should a player be a highscore hound, they’ll be at a distinct disadvantage when they decide not to spend money. Also, on a less intrusive level, the cost to unlock levels is a bit extreme, and the option when asked to rate that says “no thanks” should read “remind me later” (even though that option is also there) for it asks the same question after every run.
The game allows players to obtain power-ups, unlock skins, vehicles, and levels, piling up the replay value, and rewards trick flips with a burst of acceleration, and should have you racing to the Google Play Marketplace to download and try in out. Try to resist becoming a yeti’s dinner if you have a little time before your own supper, or if find yourself with a few minutes to kill, for the casual aspect of this app makes it perfect for such occasions.
- Race to Survive on completely dynamic terrains that give you a different experience every time you play.
- Earn coins throughout the race to purchase power ups like 8 levels of the engine, tread and shocks as well as 5 uniquely exciting sleds: Classic, Turbo, Track, Sport and the most exclusive Hybrid.
- Beat old records and challenge your friends for the top spot on the leaderboards!
- Use standard buttons or test your gyroscope skills with the tilt.Super exciting smooth gameplay and amazing physics all combine for an experience like no other. So what are you waiting for?