KORa

KORa 1.004

High speed 3D racing on your phone

KORa is a 3D racing game for Java-enabled phones. It tries to recreate the magic of games like Gran Turismo or Forca Racing on the small screen, but falls a bit short. View full description

PROS

  • Fun, challenging gameplay
  • Simple, customizable controls

CONS

  • Patchy graphics

Not bad
6

KORa is a 3D racing game for Java-enabled phones. It tries to recreate the magic of games like Gran Turismo or Forca Racing on the small screen, but falls a bit short.

You're helped through the setup of KORa by an assistant, who explains the fundamentals of driving the car and gets you to configure various race and car settings, such as difficulty, controls and audio. These options can be reconfigured during the game if you want.

KORa consists of a series of challenges and races that you must complete before you can proceed to the next. In some levels you'll find yourself having to perform a specific maneuver within a given time period, where others see you take part in races against computer opponents.

The controls in KORa are very easy to get to grips with. The car auto-accelerates, the down (or 8) key is used to brake, and the left and right (4 and 6) keys to turn. We actually found auto-throttle to be more of a hindrance because it makes it difficult to recover when you veer into a barrier. Thankfully, KORa gives you the option to turn this off if you want.

KORa features varied scenery and gives you a good illusion of speed. However, the graphics themselves are pretty blocky and there are some strange glitches where the backgrounds don't build themselves quickly enough. This results in corners suddenly appearing, or barriers will coming out of nowhere in front of you.

KORa is a a fun challenge for a while, but it's not a very polished game overall.

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KORa 1.004