I’ve tried several of the side view truck / bike / what-have-you style games on the iPhone, and while occasionally one resonates with me, they’re generally not my favorite type of game. As luck would have it, Monster Trucks Nitro 2 is one of the resonators. This sequel from developer Redlynx is easy to control, the tracks are varied and at times quite challenging, and the fact that each circuit has different tracks suited for various types of vehicles is a nice touch. This feels kind of like racing for those who don’t necessary enjoy the genre, and that’s my kind of racing game. I’ll even forgive them for not having any guns. Feel free to discuss this review of Monster Trucks Nitro 2 in our forums.
Finger-shift into gear 6 ladies and gents as Raging Thunder 2 squeals into the App Store AND the Android Marketplace. Swedish dev, Polarbit AB, had mad success with the first Raging Thunder, but its sequel has been rigged with better graphics, effects, even more single player missions and lots ‘n lots of upgrade possibilities.
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For anyone not in the know, Red Bull Racing was born from the sale of the Jaguar racing team to the Red Bull Corp. Having already invested many years in “open-wheel” racing with the Sauber team and their young drivers programs, this was the chance for them to run their own show, which they have with much success. Now, developer Artificial Life have partnered with the storied brand to bring you one of the latest racing titles to hit the app store. With other successful major partnerships under their belt (e.g. PANDORUM). Read on to see if Red Bull Racing Challenge is able to take the checkered flag.
I’ve had a real addiction to racing games since before the holidays. I’ve probably picked up at least a half dozen different titles in the last few weeks. Whether your in a boat, car or plane, it’s all good. Most recently I was able to get my hands on Speed Forge Extreme, a space-themed racer from powerhouse developers Chillingo. Read on to see if life on Mars results in a win.
If RPGs get your brains bending, racers boil your blood. They spin you down the most pristine of roads, the strangest of alien avenues – the wildest of rides. Oftentimes, they are all-out guts-to-glory races to the finish line; they grind your un-manicured fingernails to fine capacitive dust; they simply have no equal for burning calories and having fun at the same time – at least on the iDevice.
I used to intensely dislike Robbie Williams for a good number of years – I honestly couldn’t understand why this ex-Take That member and quintessential bad boy had the world at his feet. I hated nearly all of his songs, avoided his videos and wondered about Gary Barlow instead. It was until I heard his fantastic cover of “My Way” many years later that I begrudgingly conceded that Robbie Williams had truly emerged from his ‘boy band’ roots and bad boy ways to become a great artist in his own right.
Fishlabs have pulled out all the stops with Rally Master Pro 3D (RMP), a realistic, and edgy racer. Forget what you have learned in hitherto pedal-to-the-metal driving sims like Asphalt 5 and Need for Speed Undercover – RMP starts with speed and adds a dash of “watch out!” for a difficult, but brilliant racing concoction . No fly-by-wire steering system, no easy to drive cars, and absolutely no hand-holding…
Fast, gaudy, and ultimately, cliffhanger, Asphalt 5 proves that Gameloft’s progenitive grasp on the racing genre hasn’t slowed down. Purist racing sim fans may take issue with its arcady, over-the-top racing engine, but if I may be so bold, I would like to declare Asphalt 5 the series’ best game, and a technological marvel for the iDevice. Racing on this platform has never been this fun, nor looked this good.
Race fans, Fishlabs’ Rally Master Pro 3D has just been released! If you like punk rock, mud, head banging, and racing, this may just be your title. It features a large selection of tracks with varied terrain, weather, and damage modelling. In case you have forgotten, Fishlabs are the innovative minds behind Galaxy on Fire.
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I’ll make no secret of the fact that the venerable arcade hit, Asphalt 4: Elite Racing ranks highly among my favourite iDevice racers. Its combination of good graphics, playable physics, and selection of racetracks and cars is still a well-ordered kind of good. Well, its successor, whose beautiful fps you see above should be hitting the same store this week or when Apple’s arbitrary publishing arm hits the coveted ‘yes’ button. Asphalt 5 preserves the same great arcade feel while upping the race and graphics engine to 11.
If you have an questions, you won’t get answers from me till about a week after its debut – till then I’ll be snowed under a great rubbery deluge of burning tyres!