Smash Cops Heat for iPad is an arcade game where you take part in high speed police chases to try and take down criminals.
The gameplay in Smash Cops Heat for iPad is extremely simple. You control a police cruiser in a high speed chase where you have to ram criminals into submission. There are powerups in the form of instant ramming and invincibility.
While the gameplay of Smash Cops Heat for iPad is simple, it's also challenging. Your car gets damaged while hitting the suspect as well as anything else in the game. Deplete your health bar and your car will disintegrate into a fiery blaze. Players will have to manage how aggressive they are with ramming the suspect. Hitting cars from behind won't do much damage. Smash Cops Heat for iPad rewards players who ram suspects from the sides to flip them, causing massive damage.
While there are powerups in the game, you'll have to purchase them with real money once you run out. Smash Cops Heat for iPad is free to play so in-app purchases are expected. Still, it'd be nice to not have to rely on paying for powerups throughout the game.
There are different mission types in Smash Cops Heat for iPad. There are traditional chases and escort missions. Escort missions are extremely difficult to master as you're constantly being rammed and chased by multiple enemies.
The most frustrating thing about Smash Cops Heat for iPad are its controls. You control your driving by placing your finger behind the police cruiser. Swipe left to turn right and swipe right to turn left. This control scheme is very counter intuitive and you'll often find your hand blocking yourself when trying to pull off a tricky maneuver. The ram button is also at the very top left corner, making it impossible to play this game on the iPad without placing it flat on a surface.
Overall, Smash Cops Heat for iPad is a fun game but its frustrating controls and difficult gameplay may turn off some users.