There are many types of racing games (as detailed by shigzeo’s The App Storeâ€™s Best Racing game article) – some more hardcore and realistic, while others for more casual and leisurely gaming. Regardless, itâ€™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 ideaâ€¦
Reckless Racing tops the interest chart this week.Â 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 youâ€™re racing.Â Hack â€˜n slash fanatics will want to check out Samurai II: Vengeance.Â This sequel has all the bloody combat of the original, supplemented with environmental puzzles and traps that must be avoided.Â The budding space pilot should check out Star Battalion, Gameloftâ€™s entry in the â€œlone rebel against the armadaâ€ outer space epic.Â The interesting twist in this variant is that you can play the game co-operatively with a friend over the internet or locally.Â RPG fans should check out Puzzle Quest HD, the RPG that uses match 3 mechanics for combat.Â The iPad version contains the elusive chapter 3 that has yet to make it to the iPhone.