Police chases are fun, but is e fir to wear the silver badge?
Smash Cops For iPhone : You know a game’s not taking itself entirely seriously when `Suspect arrested!’ is splashed across the screen shortly after you’ve rammed a fleeing car so hard, it flies into the air and lands on its roof. But then, Smash Cops isn’t about doing it by the book — instead it has a rather smashy-oriented sense of justice, with you zooming about the streets in your car, on a series of missions to (ostensibly, at least) clear the streets of criminals.
The overhead viewpoint works well, giving you just enough time to (mostly) react to your surroundings and the actions of fleeing perps. There are some major bumps, however. Annoyingly, fleeing vehicles clearly have a route they’re programmed to follow, and if they diverge too much from it, they’ll vanish and reappear elsewhere on the map. We’re fine with bouncy physics, but unintentionally teleporting lawbreakers put a dent in our suspension of disbelief. The game’s also quite short as we managed to unlock everything within a few hours. Despite these quibbles, it’s a fun pusuit game.