A number of apps have arrived for the coming Halloween season. Half of them are nothing special, just one-off holiday gambles, but the other half contains a mixture of apps that are good for a few laughs, until the holiday passes, or in the case of the latest app from Chillingo and NEWFX, all of the above and a little extra.
Believe it or not, the popular musician is back, and this time on the iPhone!
If you’re willing to change, Artificial Life (A.L.) and Robbie Williams might just be able to entertain you. The pair are partnering for the artists’ new album release, Reality Killed the Video Star, in a themed rally game which A.L. say, will feature “cutting edge 3D game play” and “the music and key visual themes from the record’s artwork”. In case you were born under a rock, Robbie Williams is one of the biggest pop stars in the world and has sold more records in the UK than any other musician.
You can read more about A.I. and Robbie Williams‘ upcoming title after the gap.
Despite good racing physics and AI, the Asphalt series has lived in the shadow of longer standing, better-known racing franchises. This year, however, Gameloft are packing the next installment with enough visual horsepower to give the big boys skid marks and its own franchise a boost across the finish line.
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You know those things in life that you always want to try, but never really get the time to make it work? When I first saw Sauce Digital’s Nano Rally, I knew that I had to try it out. Simply put, I always wanted to race remote-controlled cars around the many layers of obstacles of a house. Sadly, I didn’t have any remote controlled vehicles or much house (let alone layers of obstacles) to bump around in. Needless to say, this game piqued my interest. Nano-sized racecars cruising around everyday household objects – sounds good to anyone else?
Race fans, you have another dimension to explore if you want speed: The Future. Actually, I am not quite sure that the Future qualifies as a new dimension, but Assyria Game Studio‘s new title certainly qualifies as an interesting take on future racers. In the tradition of F-Zero, it is sci-fi esque, fast, and streamlined; but it also follows the 3D style of more modern racers like any of the myriad Star Wars Pod Racer clones. As in all racers, your basic mission is to beat each level with the best time and best placement: two details which require some leg-work. Strap in folksies, we is goin’ for a ride.
Got this from Assyria Games Studio’s Facebook page: Future Racer will be only 99 cents!
Firemint is an extremely successful development studio out of Austraila. Recently becoming popular among the iDevice crowd for their title Flight Control, they are definitely not new to the scene and have created games in all genres and across various platforms.
What is it that made Firemint’s Flight Control so popular? When it first appeared in the App Store, it had only one map and no online scores, yet it sold like wildfire. It was the fresh concept that drew the attention of the masses, being a new variation of the time management game.
But this review isn’t about Flight Control, as there already is one on the site for that. This review is about a new game; one that’s also spreading rapidly for it’s new concept. From first glance, RedLynx’s DrawRace looks like it has a similar concept with line drawing gameplay, but it’s definitely not a time management game. I myself never became a fan of Flight Control, but DrawRace brought plenty of fun.
Race fans haven’t long to wait for another exciting tyre-burner. Firemint Real Racing has just been submitted to Apple for approval and considering the dosh that rides on the wheels of racing apps, expect Apple to move quickly. This racer isn’t another Need for Speed clone – you will take the role of a championship racer at the head or tail of a bunch of other professionals. Great graphics, tight cornering and my favourite: cockpit view are all included. But don’t take my word for it, take a gander at the video!
Keep an eye out at the App Store for Real Racing as well as other great apps from Firemint.
Having my life’s story turned into a Major Motion Picture Franchise about the world of street racing, that series being The Fast & The Furious, and having aspects of my life played by both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, gives me greater insight into how a racing experience should feel when its brought to the small screen of your iDevice.
I was really excited to play this game. “Was” is the key word in the previous sentence. Driving big monster trucks, mixed in with some nitro and this was shaping up to be a great game. The intro splash screen had me all excited…5 minutes later, I was left scratching my head thinking “this is it?”