There are plenty of racing games available on Android and iPhone, but Finnish developer Fingersoft believes there is still room for another in the mobile ecosystem.
So the company has come up with Boom Kart, a fast-paced multiplayer kart racing game based on an idea we’ve seen before, but still incredibly fun nonetheless.
Created in partnership with Zaibatsu Interactive, Book Karts is, as we said, a familiar concept for those who have played fast-paced multiplayer games before. So, in theory, you race against other players and collect various items along the way that provide you with special powers, such as rockets and other weapons to shoot at your competition.
The game, however, also allows you to upgrade, modify, and equip your vehicles with new items, with the gameplay then adapting to any changes. The parent company promises that each kart has its own unique feel, all based on the upgrades you install.
Playing Boom Karts is as easy as it gets. You control your kart using touch-sensitive buttons, and everything is conveniently placed on the screen, so it’s easy to fire a rocket or drift for extra power.
The good news is that everything is as intuitive as it gets and the control of the kart is pretty good, as the dev team says they’ve spent a lot of time trying to fine-tune the game mechanics. On the other hand, we must not forget that it is more like arcade racing, so it should only take a few seconds until you finally master your kart.
The game is already available on Android with a freeware license, although it comes with sometimes quite annoying ads. The parent company says it has already reduced the number of announcements to focus more on the actual race.
An iPhone version is also in the works, but at the moment there is no ETA as to when it might see the light of day in the App Store.