The limited display space on the iPhone presents an concerning quandary for developers. One way of doing it is to take a lot of the control away. Naturally, you run the risk of switching your game into a spectator sport, but if you handle to pull it off you can end up with a fun, intuitive game.

That's the approach that Noodle-cake Studios has selected for Lunar Racer, and when there are however some niggles with game play the control system creates for some exciting, moon-depended shenanigans. The game is a 2D slope-on racer that pits you against three other competitors in low gravity dashes about some of the most famous moons in the solar system.

Your forward momentum is controlled for you, hence all you require to worry about are tricks, boosts, and using your gravity drive to suck you rear down to on the lunar landscape later you've performed an enormous leap. You press the left-hand slope of the display to activate your gravity drive and the right-hand slope to activate your nitro. Leaning your device allows you perform rear flips and front flips, which allow you surplus nitro, even correcting your landing position.

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You will receive rockets, shields, mines, and surplus nitrous boosts from stations positioned about the moon, and you can use these by tapping a button in the middle of the bottom edge of the screen. Races are fast and furious, with a good deal of forcing and thrusting from your computer-controlled opponents. You have to equilibrate out your nitro-fuelled bursts of speed with flips and long jumps to create sure you don't run out of cherished rocket fuel towards the end of the race.

In terms of content, there are ten different tracks, every with an amateur race and a much tougher pro race to beat. Every track even has three different tasks, and if you complete them you're taken to a bonus level full of Moon Bux, the game's currency. You can spend your Moon Bux on climbs for your vehicle, becoming it into a lean, mean, race-winning machine. There's local multiplayer also, which allows you and up to three friends race it out above wi-fi or Blue-tooth.

When Lunar Racer is a good polished creature, it doesn't rather acquire its balancing right. There are some cruel trouble spikes, and the AI characters are a little also underhand from the begin, going away novel players queered and win-less.