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Light Racer 3D Android game is a futuristic demolition derby

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Light Racer 3D is a fun, futuristic motorcycle racing game for your Android phone.

This arcade style game is set in a racing arena where you are racing your opponent to the death. Kind of similar to the concept of a demolition derby, the purpose of this game is to outlast your rival by remaining intact. You have to be careful because obstructions are scattered throughout the game. There are walls, random blocks and light rays that can kill you. When you're trying to avoid death, you also are trying to earn as many points as possible.

As soon as the game starts, you're automatically moving at high speeds, and have to steer away from danger. Tap the right side of the screen to move to the right, and the left side to go left. The arrows at the bottom change your perspective on the game. You can either look at things from the sky, from behind the motorcycle or as though you were seated on the bike.

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What's kind of great about Light Racer 3D is that you can choose to play with living, breathing human beings or with a computer opponent. There's also the option bringing a bunch of friends together in multi-player mode. The only foreseeable issue with the multiplayer option, though, is that if you're blindly going in looking for a quick group game to jump into, there's no guarantee you'll be able to get one started. The community for this particular game is still fairly small.

This game quickly becomes more challenging and fast-paced as time in the game progresses, which, in my opinion, is what makes this so addicting. The more you're blown into a million pieces, the more you want to hop back onto your bike and try again.

Light Racer 3D also stays interesting because there are so many different gameplay options, both in standard modes ("Solo Campaign" and "Speed Trials") and fun modes ("Classic vs. CPU" and "Custom Game"), all of which come with various levels of difficulty.

This is a well-made app. They physics of the game seems to match up with the reality of gameplay, and I never experienced an instance where the game twitched. The 3D graphics aren't the best I've ever seen, but they are very easy on the eyes.

If you're a fan of racing games, especially ones with a unique twist, your collection won't be complete without Light Racer 3D.