Reckless Racing in Review – Never knew redneck racing could look so good…

There are many types of racing games (as detailed by shigzeo’s The App Store’s Best Racing game article) – some more hardcore and realistic, while others for more casual and leisurely gaming. Regardless, it’s difficult to argue that the iDevice is perfect for racing games as a whole – thanks to the built-in accelerometer and the portability. Heck, companies are even designing special steering wheels for the iDevice (like this one). But using such a gadget with the quintessence of arcade dirt racing in Reckless Racing would probably not be a good idea…

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [Oct. 18 - 24]

Reckless Racing tops the interest chart this week.  The top down racer from EA Mobile sports some pretty slick visuals, two online game play modes, and a unique offline mode that has you making deliveries while you’re racing.  Hack ‘n slash fanatics will want to check out Samurai II: Vengeance.  This sequel has all the bloody combat of the original, supplemented with environmental puzzles and traps that must be avoided.  The budding space pilot should check out Star Battalion, Gameloft’s entry in the “lone rebel against the armada” outer space epic.  The interesting twist in this variant is that you can play the game co-operatively with a friend over the internet or locally.  RPG fans should check out Puzzle Quest HD, the RPG that uses match 3 mechanics for combat.  The iPad version contains the elusive chapter 3 that has yet to make it to the iPhone.

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