A Review of Grand Prix Story for Android
Developers Kairosoft makers of the awesome “Game Dev Story” are back at it again with a new game called Grand Prix Story. They may not be much in the naming department, but the game itself is great. I was a big fan of Kairosoft’s first game, and this one plays pretty much the same except that you’re put in charge of building & racing cars. There are a lot of options to choose from, and many different parts to buy and upgrade. It’s definitely a game that’s going to keep you busy for awhile…
Gameplay & Features
You start out just like you did in Game Dev Story, except you’re in a garage instead of an office. The main goal of Grand Prix Story is to be the most successful racing team by building cars, and winning races. You start out with 2 spaces for cars in your garage, and 3 employees, and as the game progresses your shop will grow. Research Data can be earned during the game, and used to upgrade vehicles, parts, and team members. All the vehicles you build have attributes like speed, acceleration, handling, expansion, and appeal. Your car’s stats can be raised, which will increase your chance of winning and earning more cash. If a vehicle gets old or you just want to make a new one, you can sell it or scrap it for Research Data.
The drivers and team member are just like the vehicles in the game, they all have different areas of expertise that can be raised through various means. To sum it all up, everything in the game is pretty much upgradable which is great. Sponsors are important in the game as well; I almost went broke building cars, but got a sponsorship after finally taking first place in a race. You’ll race in two different kinds of races: Single and Grand Prix Races. The Single races are self-explanatory, and the Grand Prix races gives you points after each race. Whoever has the most points at the end of the race series wins. You don’t actually get to race the cars, but you can watch them go around the track.
Overall, Grand Prix Story is a fun game that’s bound to keep you busy for days. I thought it was almost as good as Game Dev, and a whole lot better than Hot Springs Story. The game runs for 14 years, and you can’t speed it up without beating it first so you’re going to be able to play this for awhile. Grand Prix Story is available in a lite version or a paid version for $4.99.
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