Firemonkeys have a long-standing tradition of giving away a free car to celebrate RR3’s anniversaries, and this year is a cracker. The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS is nicely modelled in-game, with a suitably heavy feeling from a standing start, as it rocks onto its back heels like a boat. You’ll also get a free Real Racing 3 livery for your Camaro to wear.
In addition to a free ride, players also have access to free and instant servicing of cars right now, making it a great time to get through some of those race series without having to wait for timers, or spend money to get instantly back on track.
Levelling up is also made easier as part of the fifth birthday celebrations, with double fame points, and also double in-game dollars earned for races.
If you’ve been on the sidelines for a while, now is the perfect time to burn some rubber, without having to feel guilty about contributing to global warming.
On the downside, Firemonkeys have seemed to struggle with getting RR3’s user-interface just right from the beginning, especially the translation of the UI to Apple TV. Keeping the same interface for both the mobile versions and the Apple TV console version has proven awkward, but the most recent tweaks have made it better than it’s been in the past. It’s still not perfect, but it’s currently the simplest and most streamlined since 2013’s launch.
Back to the plus side, the iCloud saving feature works a treat, and having access to your career progress whether you login on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV is fantastic.
A big screen and a controller are easily the recommended way to travel with RR3, and it’s a joy to have such a console-quality racer available on the Apple TV platform. Having said that, it would be great to see some significant competition in order to keep developers motivated to continue pushing the envelope. Asphalt 8 is in a different ballpark, providing a more fun, escapist form of arcade hyper-realism, while F1 2016 just doesn’t offer anywhere near the breadth that RR3 brings to the table, as it obviously offers a very specific experience.
Maybe one day we’ll see GRID Autosport come to Apple TV?
Or, who knows, maybe one day we’ll even see a number 4 following that Real Racing moniker?
Check out Real Racing 3’s launch trailer for a bit of nostalgia: