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There has never been a truly, well-rounded and realistic horse game. This one nearly fits the bill. The graphics are stunning, soundtrack and sound effects are great as well. Having a commentary of your horses’ actual names is such an amazing personal touch, especially how seamlessly the commentator says the names. It is awesome to see the barn and homestead being updated and improved as you progress and upgrade them in the story. I do wish the horses had ages so that way they couldn’t race infinitely, and it would help with realism and introduce a chance for age restricted races. It is frustrating to have to train a horse level by level. Low star/level horses it’s not bad, but when you’re breeding high star/level horses and have to click the train button a multitude of times for all 3 training specs it gets tedious. There should be a ‘mass train’ or ‘train ‘x’ many times’ and adjust the training time accordingly. Also, why on Earth does it cost so much to breed your own horses? There should be some benefit to having your own stud to breed by either allowing other players to use and making the stud fee far less for using your own stallion to breed to your mares. These are not game breaking issues, but would improve it. Overall fantastic game and I am ecstatic that it is available not only for Xbox but also for Mobile now too, with no decrease in quality! Looking forward to updates that will bring some improvements.
I’ve been playing this game for about a month and I can hardly put it down! The graphics are the most beautiful graphics I’ve ever seen in a mobile horse game. The racing is really fun because you’re actually there on the track rather than just looking from a distance or from above and you are in complete control. I can almost feel wind in my face as I race around the track. Another thing I really love about this game is that every horse is different in some way. I haven’t seen two horses that look exactly the same yet. The horses also look like thoroughbreds instead of just any horse. The movements are also very realistic. I can tell that a lot of love and hard work went into the making of this game and I really appreciate that. One more thing I almost forgot to mention is the music. The music is fantastic, especially with headphones. Very good job 👍🏼. This is a great game and I highly recommend it to any horse lovers who read this review. Edit: I love the new customization update, but the prices are way too high in my opinion. Also, there’s an annoying glitch where the black and cyan tack only shows as black when I’m racing. Those are the only issues though and I’m not gonna take any stars off for them because this is still a great game.
I would call myself a Derby Owners Club veteran, and therefor will compare these two games because I feel NO game has ever been better. I’ll start by saying this game is GREAT! It’s the closest thing to DOC I’ve seen. Gameplay is great, graphics are great, the racing is different and cool. But.. (I won’t complain about wait times, free to play, so I get it) but the fact that you get locked out of literally everything is annoying. You should still be able to race while upgrading, just don’t apply the stat until it’s finished. Same for breeding. The training is so lame and boring. DOC made a great stat improvement system where stats were based on how well you perform in the mini game. Here you just tap a button. Real original. Same with feeding. DOC allowed you to select your stat (and ultimately the type of race horse style) by choosing different foods which allocated different stats. There’s no feeding in this game. Another person said the horses should have ages and I agree! You can just race willy nilly, and without a class system like DOC, there’s no real excitement for the next race, you just do it because you need experience. With all this said, it’s still a great game. It just lacks the replay value when you get to a higher level. Maybe there’s no more grade a horse racers because no one can come close to DOC, and maybe the fact that they don’t revive the series says something.
I’m an avid horse lover, and horse racing fan. This is easily one of the best horse games I’ve ever played, and certainly the best horse racing game I’ve ever played. There are a few changes and improvements that I would like to see, which I’ll elaborate on. I wish there was a ‘geld’ feature for stallions that improved all of their stats a tiny bit. This would be useful for lower star horses that are just used for live events. I would also like a ‘retire’ option for horses, where they’re just placed in a paddock (could have a starting capacity of 5). Horses that are retired would no longer be able to race, but stallions and mares could still be bred. This feature would be useful for maxed horses that you don’t want to sell, but need the space for new horses. It’s also super frustrating that we can’t just go to the market and buy whatever resource we need. We should be able to choose a resource and buy as much as we need. Gold doesn’t hold it’s value very well either, it’s super expensive to buy, and you can use all of your gold up in a matter of seconds. Especially if breeding or training. The value needs to be tweaked a bit. It shouldn’t cost hundreds of gold just to breed to a game produced horse.
There are many aspects of this game that are remarkable. The realism and graphics are amazing ...and while it claims to be the ultimate in horse racing, it is, however, the true “Ultimate” of horse racing is the “Grand National” steeplechase. (A game that has yet to be created, and probably won’t be due to the injuries of both horses and jockeys). This game comes as close to circuit racing as you’ll experience, from breeding to improving your homestead, and a rival that pushes you to become even better. Don’t be in a rush though because the time gates are hideously long and get longer with every level. The temptation to play makes you feel the need to open your wallet to push yourself forward faster. About breeding, there is room for improvement, after twenty generations of dark browns you could be surprised to get a cream and chestnut paint with freckles and a snip.(Don’t expect a true black). There is no AI with the horses as well, they have no memory, and the experience gained is purely speed, stamina, and acceleration. I prefer to race the horse myself as opposed to hiring a jockey because the AI of the jockeys is lacking as well. As good as it is, it’s the best for the moment, and hopefully it will evolve into something that becomes the ultimate experience in horse racing games.
Care for and train your own stable of horses, breed the perfect champion, manage a homestead ranch, and race for victory in Rival Stars Horse Racing!
Play Rival Stars Horse Racing for the ultimate horse racing experience. Restore your family's legacy and become a champion! From paddock to winner's circle - race on legendary tracks from all over the world, earn your prestige, and climb the leader boards. Choose your play
style and immerse yourself as a breeder, horse trainer, race manager, jockey, and more. You’re in charge - manage a homestead and decide when to invest, upgrade facilities, or hire new staff. What will you do with your grandfather's gift?
Your horse racing derby quest starts here, with Rival Stars Horse Racing!
• Feel the thrill and thunder through motion-captured animations, cinematic races, and intense race commentary
• Dive into authentic and immersive gameplay that brings the complete horse racing experience to mobile
• Compete for glory yourself or hire a jockey to ride for you - the choice is yours
• Customise your face, silks, and helmets for a photo finish
• Enlist the help of a stable manager to decide when to buy, breed, and sell new horses
• Every horse is unique, featuring detailed appearances, characteristics, pedigree histories, and stats
• Breed your own horses with the genetic breeding system
• Hire a trainer to transform your horses into stars!
• Increase their abilities, including speed, sprint energy, and acceleration
• Training your horses’ abilities improves their performance in competitions
• Use your race winnings to restore your homestead to its former glory!
• Unlock more stable stalls to house more horses
• Upgrade your training facilities to increase your horse abilities
• Complete goals for rewards that will help you dominate the tracks!
Rival Stars Horse Racing is free to play but offers some game items for purchase with real money.
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