This year marks the return of Volkswagen to world championship rallying and the Polo R WRC has already shown its potential with Sebastian Ogier winning two out of the first three WRC events run to date.
Now, rally fans can also share the excitement of the sport on their smartphones and tablets when they play “RALLY THE WORLD. THE GAME”. This is an innovative interpretation of classical racing games now available for iOS and Android devices free of charge via the respective platform stores.
In contrast to conventional racing games, the player does not assume the role of the driver but of the co-driver and provides the driver with information on the course during the rally. The challenge is to guide the Polo R WRC through tricky curves and along demanding route sections from a dynamic pursuer’s perspective.
Apart from rapid reactions, the game calls for tactical sense in order to achieve the ideal blend of planning, timing and speed. The more often players complete the course, the more ‘experience points’ they receive. These points provide access to further virtual competition countries and command cards.
Apart from the mobile version, the game is also available in a browser variant at www.rallytheworld.com. On this website, all players can also compete for genuine prizes in addition to taking part in virtual races.
RALLY THE WORLD. THE GAME is part of Volkswagen’s international motorsports campaign “Rally the World”. The key element in the campaign is the online platform “RALLYTHEWORLD.com” which features interviews, photo series, videos and reports in addition to real-time sports reporting and information on the new Polo R WRC.
The Polo R WRC is not be available in Malaysia but there is the Polo GTI at Volkswagen showrooms which you can consider if you’re looking for a quick little hatch. Click here for our driving impressions.
To know more about other Volkswagen models available in Malaysia, visit www.volkswagen.com.my
For a test-drive, contact Wearnes VW or any authorized Volkswagen dealer
[by Chips Yap]