Street Racing from Zynga is not going to win any awards for
originality. What Street Racing does
bring to the iPhone is another rendition of the text based iPhone MMO RPG with
a racing theme, which at this point is one of the least original of all of the
On the other hand, Zynga has
been instrumental in taking tired iPhone RPG themes and whipping them into a
sharper format. Both the criticisms and
praise of Zynga's Street Racing are equally true. The basic format of Street Racing for your
iPhone is the same as those that have come before, like iMob Online and Pets
You will start Street Racing by
focusing on Jobs to gain experience and money.
You will buy equipment to compete and progress in the Garage, go head to
head with other Street Racing players in Race, and invest for a constant influx
of money in Properties. Each player is identified
with a Street Racing Player ID, which is similar to Friend Codes in other
With your Street Racing Player ID
you will be identified and you will use these Street Racing Player IDs to add
players to your team. You will find that
the Street Racing Player ID system is the central part of the experience and
you will want to spread your Street Racing Player ID around liberally. My Street Racing Player ID is 1000 8567 18,
so feel free to add me.
Like the rest of
the Zynga titles there are Street Racing Reward Points, and you can buy these
Street Racing Reward Points directly from Zynga through the App Store, as
usual. These Street Racing Reward Points
are used to cheat your way through the game, and you can expect to get some
free Reward Points offers at different points.
The choice as to whether or not Street Racing
is really going to do the trick is how much you like the Zynga design and how
willing you are to move backward in time.