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Smash Cops for iOS

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Key Details of Smash Cops

  • Join over 4 million players worldwide who are raving about the hit game, Smash Cops.With over 30 missions to play, 8 vehicles to collect and 7 mini...
  • Last updated on 9/7/2017
  • There have been 4 updates
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    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Smash Cops is a fast-paced police-chase driving game with innovative controls, a helicopter's-eye-view interface, slick and satisfying sound and graphics, and some frustratingly imperfect design choices.

At its core, Smash Cops is great fun: You direct a cop car through a series of quick missions -- 22 in all, from simple pursuit to prisoner transport to skill challenges like navigating traffic cones or collecting items. You race around a detailed cityscape, navigating with either a traditional virtual joystick or a neat (if at times less accurate) system of dragging your finger behind where you want to go, almost as if you were directing your nimble vehicle with a thruster. With either control scheme, you can tap anywhere for a rechargeable "ram" boost to smash a suspect, or just to close the distance. The constant collisions and sound effects are gratifyingly cinematic, and you're encouraged to perfect your performance on previous levels (you earn between one and five stars, based on your speed, final health, and the number of bad guys and cops smashed) to unlock additional levels. You can also unlock levels (and "Super Cop" power-ups) as an in-app purchase.

Despite the game's fun premise and overall execution, Smash Cops makes multiple missteps: Your goal is to arrest (in other words, smash) suspects, but if you do too good a job of smashing and a suspect car gets too hemmed in by vehicles or terrain, it will disappear and respawn a safe distance away--so as you're trying to block a car in, you'll often also have to hold back just enough to keep from triggering this respawning (which gives the suspect a big advantage and will likely cost you stars).

There's also a disconnect between the stated purpose of some levels and how you are awarded stars, forcing you to do some metagaming as you figure out how you're being evaluated. That leads to some counterintuitive behavior, such as having to avoid seemingly suicidal fellow cops (you're penalized if they get smashed) and making sure you don't go too fast on prisoner-transport and emergency-response missions (you're penalized if you dexterously give your pursuers the slip rather than smashing them). Other missteps the game makes seem to be just missed opportunities, like the fact that you keep unlocking new vehicles with varying stats for speed, health, and attack -- but you should always just pick your most recent unlock (ultimately, the armored "Brutus") regardless of whether your mission seems to require speed or brawn.

Overall, Smash Cops is a fun, visually polished vehicle-combat game, but it will likely leave you wanting more, especially given the game's price and in-app hawking. Hopefully the developers will address some of these shortcomings in future updates.

What's new in version 1.09.04

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Full Specifications

June 10, 2016
Latest update
September 7, 2017
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Additional Requirements
Compatible with: iphone3gs, iphone3gs, iphone3gs, iphone4, iphone4, iphone4, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
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Join over 4 million players worldwide who are raving about the hit game, Smash Cops.With over 30 missions to play, 8 vehicles to collect and 7 mini...
Join over 4 million players worldwide who are raving about the hit game, Smash Cops.With over 30 missions to play, 8 vehicles to collect and 7 mini games, Smash Cops is an intense action racing game which pits your driving skills against felons desperate to outrun you in wild chases.Great-looking police-pursuit game, innovative & refreshing 4.5/5 TouchArcadeA cool action racer, a real joy, excellent graphics, innovative controls and intense action 4/5 Touchgen 8/10 Pocket Gamer Play Smash Cops though your HD TV. Smash Cops supports Apples great Airplay technology so you can now play it through your HD TV via an Apple TV.--- BE THE POLICE IN AMERICA'S WILDEST TV CHASES- PURSUETake down runaway felons whilst avoiding civilian traffic and buddy police as you chase and weave through traffic. - ESCAPEEscape under time pressure from felon attack and get to a call out location as quickly as possible. - CHALLENGE7 different mini games: smash a load of cars illegally parked in a car park, weave through a course laid out by cones, dodge traffic on a highway and collect evidence throughout the city.- GROUND BREAKING CONTROLSBy placing your finger behind the car you can steer, weave, defend and attack runaway felons with full control of your vehicle, never before used in touch racing games.- LARGE DRIVABLE CITYHuge city with high quality visuals creates a fun and rich environment for different attack and escape routes spread over 30 missions and 8 vehicles.- CHAOS AND MAYHEMSmash, crush and flip felon vehicles. Obliterate the street scenery.---- iPhone 3GS AND iPod Touch 3 USERSSmash Cops will play but will be slower in parts as it uses extensive physics optimised for more powerful iOS devices.- OPTIMISED FOR iPhone 4 AND iPad 1- ENHANCED FOR iPhone 4S AND iPad 2Enjoy more physics and more visual FX that take advantage of that extra power!---Facebook: facebook.com/HutchGamesTwitter: @HutchGamesYouTube: youtube.com/user/HutchGamesWeb: www.hutchgames.com