In Smash Cops, you don’t smash cops, but instead play as the cops trying to smash fleeing suspects. It’s a lot like Reckless Getaway, but instead of trying to getaway from the cops, you’re preventing the getaway. The visual style, over the top action, and car mayhem all are very Reckless Getaway like, but Smash Cops is even better. There are 20 different missions that have you either stopping fleeing suspects or reaching certain destinations in the given time limits while collecting checkpoints or evidence.
The game features a wide layout with a full interactive city which is destructible in a number of ways. To say there’s never a dull moment would be an understatement for this game as you deal with constant mayhem. While in pursuit you can just bump into cars to cause a little damage, or use the special ram option. The game features a unique control scheme where you drag one finger behind the car to push it, and a second finger activates the ram option. There’s also a joystick, and the best ram is conducted by tapping on the opposite side of your car, and the getaway car to plow right through them.
Once you do pile drive into a getaway car, if you hit it good you’ll flip the suspect car up into the air with a devastating blow. It’s great to witness the car crushing,and you’ll tap the screen with such force to truly feel like you’re delivering the blow. The car physics are outlandish allowing for huge demolitions, and it’s all great to witness. The one drawback with the game is that the missions are relatively short, and there are only 20 of them.
Smash Cops ($2.99, Universal) is a should buy for the price that will cause you to absolutely love each and every smash of the suspect cars.