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Riptide GP: Renegade

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Well-made water racer with tricky tilting controls.

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By giving you a futuristic Jet Ski, twisted and hazard-filled courses, and simple controls, this arcade-style water racing game is beautiful to look at and tricky to play. For the most part, the game offers everything you'd want in a racing game, especially variety. The courses are varied, and the obstacles are challenging. The problem is that while this works well with a controller, it's not as much fun with the mobile controls, which have you tilting your device. As a result, you'll sometimes crash into obstacles you would've avoided had you played this on a console or PC. Though the water-physics effects are great, the imprecise controls are bound to frustrate younger players at first, so it will likely take some practice to use them well. It also has a rote and cheese-filled story, though it's one you can easily skip, and its lack of inventiveness probably won't bother kids. Overall, this slick racing game holds a lot of challenge for those who master the controls.

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