Freeverse was one of the early development houses who jumped into iPhone gaming. Freeverse has been a long standing Mac developer with dozens of gaming titles.

The much anticipated Wingnuts Moto Racer [App Store] is amongst their first games for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The OpenGL 3D racing game offers accelerometer (tilt) based controls in a classic arcade-style racing game.

By "classic arcade-style" we mean that this is a racing game in which you are motivated by making checkpoints and racing against the clock. Controls are dead simple with the use of the iPhone's accelerometer (tilt control) for steering and a simple "Gas" button on the left of the screen to accelerate your motorcycle.

The iPhone's accelerometer works remarkably well for steering and requires no specific configuration. Since only tilting left and right is enough, there are no issues with compromising the screen's viewing angles.

The game offers 10 levels of impressive 3D scenery and allows you to chose from 3 different drivers (though this is just for appearance, it seems). To keep things interesting, there can be cars on the roads and belligerent bikers that try to slow you down. A "fight" button actually appears that allows you to punch the other bikers.

Overall, however, Moto Racer has a relaxed driving feel and if this appeals to you, you'll enjoy this game. Alternatively, "Kart" racing fans may be disappointed by the less frantic gameplay. This embedded YouTube video demonstrates the basic gameplay, while this video provides additional shots of scenery and cut-shots.

Game Details

Name: Wingnuts Moto Racer
Developer: Freeverse
App Store Link: Buy
Price: $9.99
Compatibility: iPhone and iPod Touch

TouchArcade Rating

  • TD

    Too bad the "Fight" button isn't on the right side. Then you wouldn't have to take your finger off the Gas.

  • TD

    Too bad the "Fight" button isn't on the right side. Then you wouldn't have to take your finger off the Gas.

  • WiseWeasel

    So I take it there's no WiFi multiplayer, eh? That's a darn shame!

  • WiseWeasel

    So I take it there's no WiFi multiplayer, eh? That's a darn shame!

  • arn

    @WiseWeasel ya, no Wi-Fi multiplayer. it's a race against the clock, primarily.

  • arn

    @WiseWeasel ya, no Wi-Fi multiplayer. it's a race against the clock, primarily.

  • http://forumninja.com balagan

    Do any of the arcade style games have multi-player yet?

  • http://forumninja.com balagan

    Do any of the arcade style games have multi-player yet?

  • http://www.templescene.com Mr Skills

    Reminds me of Outrun.

  • http://www.templescene.com Mr Skills

    Reminds me of Outrun.

  • Constable Odo

    Similar to Road Rash. I sure wish they'd bring that game back. There is nothing more satisfying that taking out an opponent with a ball and chain, except maybe a mid-air kick. I'd slow down just to let a rider catch me, so I could send him flying. I always wished Road Rash had more lethal weapons, like maybe a shotgun. Yeh, bring both Road Rash and Outrun to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

  • Constable Odo

    Similar to Road Rash. I sure wish they'd bring that game back. There is nothing more satisfying that taking out an opponent with a ball and chain, except maybe a mid-air kick. I'd slow down just to let a rider catch me, so I could send him flying. I always wished Road Rash had more lethal weapons, like maybe a shotgun. Yeh, bring both Road Rash and Outrun to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

  • Constable Odo

    This is a multiplayer UEI Pong game that is supposedly now available from the App Store.
    http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=3LdpmxHE7VU

    It's simple enough for the whole family to play.

  • Constable Odo

    This is a multiplayer UEI Pong game that is supposedly now available from the App Store.
    http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=3LdpmxHE7VU

    It's simple enough for the whole family to play.

  • Vende

    Just a great game. Never got the toucharcade hate

  • Vende

    Just a great game. Never got the toucharcade hate