Lo Ridin' doesn't play very well, and looks even worse. It isn't a complete bust, however...
Lo Ridin' isn't quite the bottom of the barrel. It's not one of those horrible mobile titles that everyone has horror stories about, that turn potential consumers away from the medium, possibly forever. It certainly isn't very good either, though.
The game pits players in a head-to-head competition against another low rider in a hydraulics competition. Your task is to hit the center button just before your low rider's tires hit the ground. Time it correctly, and you'll get you ride's front end farther off the ground during its next bounce, earning more points. Time it wrong and you'll be grounded for a few seconds, as you work your way up to... whatever the low rider terminology is. Big air? I dunno. At one point I actually had my tires 104 inches off the ground.
The big problem (well, one of the two big problems) is that that's literally all there is. You face off against five other low riders of increasing skill. Each round takes place in a different setting, but it's still the exact same experience. And... that's it. Five rounds, five backgrounds, try to earn a high score. That's the entire game.
Tapping "OK" over and over doesn't have to be an offensive gameplay experience (see Tower Bloxx, but this brings me to the game's other big problem. There is no charm or personality, let alone any sense of "Low Rider" authenticity. The 3D is probably the worst I've seen on mobile. The bouncing tires I spent a lot of time staring at are so blocky they looked more like octagons, and all the textures in the game are incredibly low-res.
Probably the saddest thing about Lo Ridin' is that there is potentially a pretty good game, hiding inside this misfire. Use stylized 2D art instead of awful, ugly 3D car models. Earn money from the events to buy new parts to trick-out your car, or to buy new cars. Give the experience a story mode that takes your character from the ghetto to the top of the low rider world, whatever that may be. As it is, Lo Ridin' should be avoided, unfortunately.
What's Hot: Core Gameplay actually kinda alright.
What's Not: Extremely light on content; looks awful.