Who’s Faster Free: Did Someone Say Petrol?

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Who’s Faster Free: iPhone Apps Video and Written Review

Who's Faster Free for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Since we were kids we’ve been a bit more than just mere petrol heads. There’s something about a car, about a machine with a chassis, an engine and a set of wheels that gets our blood pumping and our imagination cranking like none other. Maybe that’s why we like Who’s Faster Free by developer Intellectsoft so much—or maybe we do simply because it’s a great application. Either way, the title comes with one heck of a lot of car information, as well as a pretty nifty racing mechanic that will help you slay the morning commute with dreams of Porsches and Ferraris. And for our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break!

Concept and Gameplay

Now, we put the word “Gameplay” up there in the subheading because Who’s Faster certainly comes with quite a bit of gaming action: However, it’s not a competition, and the real focus of the app is split into two parts. Here’s what we mean:

At the onset, Who’s Faster might appear to just be a rather extensive car application resource app. And in fact, that’s exactly what it is! The app comes stocked with information about some ridiculous number of car models, as well as brands and makes. You really can’t find a car that’s not in here, and believe us, we bloody tried! You can view the details (and pictures, in some cases) on just about any car imaginable.

So where does gaming come in? Well, by adding two or more cars to the racing list, you can then compare actual performance between models. The app even has a nifty racing animation that will allow you to “watch” an actual race between your choices. It’s absolutely cracking, and though it’s all hard numbers and drag racing, it’s still quite exciting.

Design and Interface

Who's Faster Free for iPhone

Who's Faster Free for iPhone

However, one of the coolest things about the app is the fact that it looks so darn good! The interface is nearly spotless, and we had no problems navigating its information. We do wish the annoying banner advert weren’t covering the pull-up bar at the bottom, though, as this severely cripples our ability to use the app’s functions. Additionally, we’d like to be able to race more than two cars: Who doesn’t want to pit a Ford Mondeo against two Porsches, anyway?

Overall Value

At the end of the day, though, Who’s Faster is simply one of the best petrolhead-oriented applications that we’ve seen in a long time. It’s got more than enough information to keep you busy for weeks, and we aren’t complaining about the free price tag, either. All in all, Who’s Faster is the ideal traveling companion for those that want a little more car excitement at their fingertips during the day. It’s gorgeous, it works, and it’s a certified bargain: Who’s Faster comes recommended.

Who's Faster FreeWho’s Faster Free requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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