Racing games are astounding. The tracks present in these games require skill to complete. The games that come to mind when we hear the word racing are most commonly about cars or bikes. Although car racing games are famous and enjoyable, they are designed so that a single car is driven until the race ends. The game “Shape Shifting: Transform Race” is introduced to revolutionalize this racing genre. No more driving the same vehicle till the end of the race, and no more tracks that are repetitive and easy to predict. This game comes with action-packed vehicles and adaptive environments.
About Shape Shifting: Transform Race
Shape Shifting: Transform Race is developed by Bravestars Global Publishing. This game comes under the racing genre. However, this is not any traditional racing game, it features different terrains, different vehicles, and altogether different mechanics.
As the game’s name already portrays “Shape Shifting”, this game has a unique feature. The feature of this game allows you to transform into different entities during a race. Every level provides three possible transformations, which assist you in certain terrains. If you choose the wrong transformation for some terrain, the speed of your character is incredibly slowed, and there is a high chance of other players overtaking you.
Shape Shifting: Transform Race Gameplay
The first level of this game is simple; it starts with an informative tutorial and teaches you everything about the game. The first level has two transformations and will unlock even more transformations as you progress further. The idea of the game is to modify the racing genre by adding elements of transformations and adaptive environments.
At the beginning of the race, three transformations are selected randomly based on the upcoming hurdles. There are four stickmen. You are the yellow among the other red, blue, and green. Your race track starts with a normal road, and as you move forward, the race track changes. Although stickman can cover various terrains like steps, roads, and climbing walls, the speed differs on every terrain, and that’s how you take the lead in this game. Choose the right transformation for the right terrain to maximize your speed in this game.
Shape Shifting and Terrains
Shapeshifting is a unique game mechanic; it allows you to transform your character into different forms. As you progress through the game and keep winning the races, you will start to unlock new transformations and terrains. These new additions will make the game more challenging and fun. Stickman and car are pre-unlocked.
- Stickman: This is the default transformation, every game starts with this transformation. There are many terrains a stickman can cross; speed is the factor that distinguishes the transformations. Stickman’s transformation is versatile. It can cover any type of terrain. For maximum benefit, you need to use this transformation for wall climbing and ascending or descending the stairs. Stickman is the fastest on these terrains.
- Car: This is the second transformation that you can play. This transformation is not versatile. It stops at the staircase, but it does a good job of speeding on the road, and speed is what you require to win the race. The only terrain favourable to the car is the road. Car is the fastest transformation available on the road.
- Boat: This is the third transformation. You will have to play a few levels to unlock this transformation. Unlike stickman, this transformation is not versatile but is needed because it is the only transformation that can travel on water.
- Helicopter: This is the fourth transformation you can unlock after the boat. This transformation allows you to travel in the air. You can cross several obstacles when you transform into this. But it has a drawback; although it can fly, it moves forward slowly.
- Hang glider: The fifth transformation is Hang Glider. This transformation allows you to glide from cliffs and sail past obstacles.
- Drill Vehicle: This transformation allows you to destroy roadblocks. It moves faster than a helicopter, so flying over obstacles is inefficient when you have this drill vehicle available.
- Bicycle: This transformation allows you to pass on those terrains with limited space available. This transformation’s paths are unique because no other transformation can pass through them, not even stickman.
- Snowmobile: This transformation allows you to move faster on snow-covered land. There is no other transformation that goes as fast as a snowmobile on snow-covered land.
- Dune Buggy: This transformation is similar to a snowmobile in terms of working principle. Snowmobile works well on snowy terrain, whereas a dune buggy works well on sand.
- Train: This transformation allows you to move faster on railway tracks.
Shape Shifting: Transform Race – Tips and Tricks
- Keep an eye on the upcoming terrain, and be ready to switch to the desired transformation to maximize the chances of winning.
- The coins you get after winning, spend them to boost the transformation temporarily.
- Upgrade your transformation to improvise their looks.
- While on the road, use a car as it is the fastest on the road.
- Stay out of the wall as a stickman if a helicopter is available.
The game has a new concept. It gives a new direction to the racing genre. The levels are endless, and the unlocking process of different transformations is fun. The game has simple controls and introduces different terrains slowly as the game progresses. Every transformation has its upgrades in terms of looks and performance. Despite being a casual game, it is quite impressive and fun.
Shape Shifting: Transform Race is available to download on Google Play.