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What parents need to know
What's it about?
In FORZA STREET, players work their way up a circuit of street races by competing and winning against other drivers. There's a loose backstory of patrons and an underbelly to the races, with news segments between races from "reporters." The game, though, is about the races. Players will handle three hairpin turns per race, deciding when to brake and when to hit the gas again. Markers on the street show the optimal time to do so, making it mostly about hand/eye coordination. You'll also need to decide when to use your car's nitro boosts for an extra bust of speed. Win more races and you can upgrade your car and add new ones to your garage. You can also purchase credits to do the same.
Is it any good?
If you're looking for an easy to get into racer that takes cars to the streets, look no further. While the console versions of the game are detailed simulations, Forza Street is very much an arcade game. It's fast, furious, and not at all complicated. There's no gear changing or steering. It all comes down to knowing when to let go of the gas and when to stomp it again. That "dumbing down" (as critics would label it) actually makes the game much more accessible, though. It's a title anyone can pickup and learn in minutes, but spend hours honing their skills.
The races are short enough to be played on the go. It's definitely a beautiful game to look at. And the storyline, while it's not a critical part of the game, is solid enough. The biggest issue is that your enjoyment of this street racing game will very likely tie back to your enjoyment of this franchise on console games. If you're really into simulation racers or realistic sims, this probably won't appeal to you. It might not be the Forza game you're expecting (even if you can tie it to your Xbox Live account), but for a mobile audience, it's a terrific experience.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: June 18, 2020
- Category: Racing Games
- Topics: Cars and Trucks
- Size: 1900.00 MB
- Publisher: Microsoft
- Version: 32.1.4
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Requires Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: July 6, 2020
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