UPDATED FEBRUARY 2022
22 Racing Series is a futuristic racing game featuring 360 degrees tracks and involves a small degree of strategic decision-making and resource utilization. NFT assets are stored on the Phantasma blockchain, and the game is available for Windows through Pavillion hub platform. For the full experience, you will need to purchase a $50 24/7 Race License, but you can buy a pit pass for $1.5 to test the game.
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Super Crypto Cart is a play-to-win car racing game on Polygon. Gameplay is similar to Mario Cart, but players can wager against each other, and the best player wins the prize pool. Super Crypto Cart is available For Windows, Linux, Android, and IOS.
F1 Delta Time is a bird view Formula 1 racing simulator on Ethereum. Players have partial control over their racing car, and race outcome is determined by several factors, such as the quality of your NFTs and the player’s timing ability on the track. The game is playable on the web browser.
Ten years in the making, 22racingseries is still in alpha stage. The main reason is that it is built around an engine created specifically for it. Play-to-earn elements are very minimal at this point. According to one of the developers, they want to make the game good enough to bring the players and then design the economy around it. You can purchase cars and NFTs through the pavilion marketplace or on ghostmarket, Phantasma’s NFT marketplace.
The $1.5 Pit pass lets you go through the tutorial and race against the AI in practice mode. You can then make a decision if you want to invest $50 for the full game. Passes come as NFTs and can be sold again on the secondary market.
Considering that the game is still in the alpha stage, I had a good experience playing the game, and the gameplay was superior, in my opinion, to other blockchain racing games that I’ve tested.
The strategic part of 22racingseries is where you have to choose how to use resources like energy, plasma, and upgrades in the most efficient way to win the race.
Energy, Boost, and car upgrades: You can collect energy within a race and use it to boost your speed, upgrade your vehicle, or activate abilities. Boost increases your speed, and your car boosters can be upgraded for a further increase in speed. You can also use energy to upgrade your vehicle. For example, Engine upgrades improve maximum speed or booster upgrades increase boost efficiency, etc.
Plasma and Fusion: Fusion is a boost on steroids. It gives you about 60% more kick than a fully upgraded Boost, but you will need to collect plasma to use fusion. The only way to accumulate plasma is by winning and owning Sectors. The best time to use fusion is when driving a straight track.
Downforce Reduction System: DRS makes it easier to handle the car, but it also slows it down.
Controls can be confusing in the beggining, so I am adding a keyboard map:
Animoca Brands are developing F1 Delta Time in collaboration with motor racing championship Formula 1. The game centers around NFT collection but lets collectors use their NFTs to compete against each other in competitive events and earn rewards in REVV tokens.
F1 Delta time runs occasional NFT auctions where some NFTs such as the 1-1-1 and the 70th-anniversary editions were sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Currently, You can purchase NFTs on the secondary market on Opensea with Ethereum.
NFTs are divided into rarities and categories as shown in the diagram below:
Each NFT comes with a set of stats that impact the car’s performance and the race’s outcome. Certain stats will have more weight on the outcome depending on the track and the weather, for example:
Top speed is important for tracks with a lot of straight roads.
Acceleration and Grip for tracks with turns and corners
Concentration stat for helps recover from slips and mistakes
Aggression, aggressive drivers drive faster. It can be an advantage, but only with a good car.
Stamina is beneficial for longer races.
Luck is a general trait for cars and drivers that gives minor boosts to all stats.
The Grand Prix Players first run qualifying laps to determine their tier position on the starting grid.
During the event, players can participate in every Tier and every type of weather (Hot, Dry, Light Rain, and Heavy Rain). Each Tier and weather combination has its Leaderboard, resulting in 16 Leaderboards for a circuit. Finally for each Tier, the fastest times will win REVVs based on their position.
While the race outcome is determined mainly by your NFT stats, you will be able to control your car’s acceleration, brake, and speed boost. You will need to accelerate and boost speed when the track is straight and hit the brake on turns and curves for the best result. Check out the following video for example: