Smash Cops Heat is a fun-to-play, non-realistic police pursuit game by Hutch, the developers of the original iPhone and iPad Smash Cops app. Hutch has tweaked the original Smash Cops app, and this app features better driving controls, power ups and cop car customization — but all at a cost. Having been in my fair share of “real” police pursuits, I was a big fan of the original Smash Cops, iOS Universal Games app, when it came out in January of this year (01/2012).
The game had well made police chase levels and provided several different types of gameplay. The guys at Hutch thought outside the box. Each level is more like a challenge, Catch the Red Sedan, Beat The Clock (and so on), which also is present in this Smash Cops game. There are a couple of added features besides the fact that this game is free. Now there are power-ups like Super Cop, Insta Ram, and the ability to trick out your police cars with a variety of pinstriped designs and colors. Most of the power-ups and upgrades will cost you real cash, but the game can be played for free (which is a great value).
Smash Cops and Smash Cops Heat are not “realistic” police pursuit games, but are casual fun just the same. The unique behind-the-car finger control works, but if you forget to take your finger off the car you will constantly ram a car, which gets kind of boring. The control method also depends on what type of level you are playing. Hutch has tweaked the game control for Smash Cops Heat because in the Smash Cops version I could barely get 2 stars on the police challenge, where you have to drive through the orange cones. However, in this game I can get the donuts and complete this level with at least 3 stars, which leads me to the very best feature of the new game — donuts. Yes, the urban legend is true, cops love donuts, at least I did — and still do. However, I try to stay away from them now because they tend to put a donut around my middle. Hutch comically adds the “Donut Radar” and sprinkles donut collections throughout level gameplay, where when you get all 3 donuts you get rewarded.
Smash Cops Heat is a great follow-up to Smash Cops and has plenty of crazy police pursuit gameplay for free on the iPhone and iPad.
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