From Good Job Games comes Epic Race 3D, a free to play game that follows in the footsteps of the developers previous games, Run Race 3D and Fun Race 3D. This review is for version 1.02.
Combining one touch play with the popular stickman visuals that are all the rage right now and inspired by the likes of American Ninja Warrior etc. Players must run around a course, dodging obstacles and racing for the finish line ahead of AI controlled opponents.
It’s as simple as holding your finger on the screen to move your character onwards. Release the pressure to stop, normally when an obstacle requires specific timing to get past it. It’s very straight forward and while few races will last longer then 30 seconds, the variety on show is admirable. At least until you get deeper into the game and more and more begin to repeat.
However, it also has that all important addictive quality to it. Something that is super important with free to play games and often found lacking. Not here though, although it has to be said Epic Race 3D isn’t going to give you hours and hours of gameplay.
Especially as it’s so very ad heavy, hardly a surprise but still as disappointing as ever. Nowhere is this more highlighted then when you get taken to a ‘chest room’ and you need to watch ads to unlock keys to use on the chests.
So what’s the goal of the game? To complete seasons and take part in what the game calls ‘epic races’. Don’t get too excited, these are just races where you can earn coins. Coins that are then spent on unlocking new skins and new celebrations. Earn enough coins and you can select a random unlock or, watch ads to increase your coin count.
It adds some longevity as there are a number to unlock but as they have no effect on actual gameplay, few will find themselves putting the time in to unlock all of them.
With very simple, pick up and play gameplay with fluid controls, Epic Race 3D does get the nod of approval. In a market with so many bad games that are filled to the brim with ads, this one stands slightly taller. It’s just as bad as all the rest when it comes to ads but the gameplay around it is fun enough.
Epic Race 3D
The Final Score - 6/10