The Boston Herald recently took a brief look at seven iPhone racers in the App Store.

The review includes a mix of cart racers, more traditional racing titles, and even the dubious, overhead perspective Audi A4.

The reviewer grades each title and boils the list down to three winners: Asphalt 4 and Moto Chaser for adults and Crash Bandikoot Nitro Kart 3D for younger players.

TouchArcade Rating

  • phil

    now audi is pretty good with the update

  • phil

    now audi is pretty good with the update

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  • Oliver

    Well, I prefer Moto Chaser, Asphalt 4 and Raging Thunder over the others. I'd love to have something like Mario Kart, but Nitro Kart 3D has way too much jerking for me to be enjoyable.

  • Oliver

    Well, I prefer Moto Chaser, Asphalt 4 and Raging Thunder over the others. I'd love to have something like Mario Kart, but Nitro Kart 3D has way too much jerking for me to be enjoyable.

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    @ Oliver: Here I thought I was the only one who found Nitro Kart's framerate to be unacceptably low - the stuttering is quite annoying, even with sound disabled. I don't notice that problem so much with either Asphalt4 or R.Thunder ...

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    @ Oliver: Here I thought I was the only one who found Nitro Kart's framerate to be unacceptably low - the stuttering is quite annoying, even with sound disabled. I don't notice that problem so much with either Asphalt4 or R.Thunder ...

  • whooley

    Still thing Cro-mag is much better than Nitro Kart 3D; better graphics, sound and framerate. I admit I thought it was a bit weird there's no story/challenge mode to the game, and doubly surprised they haven't added one!

    I even prefer GTS World Racing to Asphalt 4.

    Bah, what do they know.. ;)

  • whooley

    Still thing Cro-mag is much better than Nitro Kart 3D; better graphics, sound and framerate. I admit I thought it was a bit weird there's no story/challenge mode to the game, and doubly surprised they haven't added one!

    I even prefer GTS World Racing to Asphalt 4.

    Bah, what do they know.. ;)

  • Oliver

    I have two games which I really don't wanna play because of framerate issues: ZEN Rollercoaster and Nitro Kart. If Nitro Kart would fix the framerate issues when more karts are on the screen and if they would keep the horizon flat while tilting, it would be a great game. But currently, I just can't enjoy it.

    Many other games, which are graphic intense, work without problems, so it's definitely broken inside these games.

    But as I read in nearly all reviews, the ppl love Nitro Kart and they have not framerate issues. Or they don't seen them :).

  • Oliver

    I have two games which I really don't wanna play because of framerate issues: ZEN Rollercoaster and Nitro Kart. If Nitro Kart would fix the framerate issues when more karts are on the screen and if they would keep the horizon flat while tilting, it would be a great game. But currently, I just can't enjoy it.

    Many other games, which are graphic intense, work without problems, so it's definitely broken inside these games.

    But as I read in nearly all reviews, the ppl love Nitro Kart and they have not framerate issues. Or they don't seen them :).

  • Oliver

    The GTS thing is interesting. I really don't like how they use the accelerometer, because it reacts after a while. Most people seem to have no problem with this, but when I tilt the phone just a little bit, I want my car to tilt a little bit as well.

  • Oliver

    The GTS thing is interesting. I really don't like how they use the accelerometer, because it reacts after a while. Most people seem to have no problem with this, but when I tilt the phone just a little bit, I want my car to tilt a little bit as well.

  • Nagromme

    > I have two games which I really don’t wanna play because of framerate issues: ZEN Rollercoaster and Nitro Kart.

    FWIW I saw posted somewhere that ZEN Rollercoaster is working on improving framerate. That's what kept me from buying, so I'll be watching for new reviews.

  • Nagromme

    > I have two games which I really don’t wanna play because of framerate issues: ZEN Rollercoaster and Nitro Kart.

    FWIW I saw posted somewhere that ZEN Rollercoaster is working on improving framerate. That's what kept me from buying, so I'll be watching for new reviews.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    Take another look at ZEN, I found that after the last update things were much smoother.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    Take another look at ZEN, I found that after the last update things were much smoother.

  • Oliver

    I took a look at it. I had to - after 2.1 the graphics where completely gone ;). Graphics now did reappear, but the framerate is unchanged.

  • Oliver

    I took a look at it. I had to - after 2.1 the graphics where completely gone ;). Graphics now did reappear, but the framerate is unchanged.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Brian from Freeverse

    Hey guys, we're thrilled that Moto Chaser has received such a great response from people. Just an FYI, we cut the price to $4.99.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Brian from Freeverse

    Hey guys, we're thrilled that Moto Chaser has received such a great response from people. Just an FYI, we cut the price to $4.99.

  • Oliver

    Brian, after making the game a bit easier with one of the last updates Moto Chaser got me :). I think I like Raging Thunder so much because the driving feels a bit like Moto Chaser :).

    Now we are waiting for Wingnuts 2!!

  • Oliver

    Brian, after making the game a bit easier with one of the last updates Moto Chaser got me :). I think I like Raging Thunder so much because the driving feels a bit like Moto Chaser :).

    Now we are waiting for Wingnuts 2!!

  • Ed

    GTS reminds me of cruis'n'usa somehow...
    i have that and both crash and moto chaser.

    i might get asphalt, but i don't know if i should wait for need for speed (release in november?)

  • Ed

    GTS reminds me of cruis'n'usa somehow...
    i have that and both crash and moto chaser.

    i might get asphalt, but i don't know if i should wait for need for speed (release in november?)

  • NotYou

    I agree with the first part. Asphalt 4 and MotoChaser are my favorites. Motochaser could have some improvements, like opponents, but the game feels so fast fast when you play it's hard to not have fun.
    Asphalt could feel a bit faster. I find it hard to believe I'm moving at 200 mph when it looks like 50 or 60. It's still a blast to play though, especially the motorcycles. Everyone always over looks those. The bikes make the game for me. No matter what cars I get, I always go back to the Ducatti Monster (in real life, those are amazing bikes... though they cost like $11,000 or something, not $80,000 or whatever the game says).

  • NotYou

    I agree with the first part. Asphalt 4 and MotoChaser are my favorites. Motochaser could have some improvements, like opponents, but the game feels so fast fast when you play it's hard to not have fun.
    Asphalt could feel a bit faster. I find it hard to believe I'm moving at 200 mph when it looks like 50 or 60. It's still a blast to play though, especially the motorcycles. Everyone always over looks those. The bikes make the game for me. No matter what cars I get, I always go back to the Ducatti Monster (in real life, those are amazing bikes... though they cost like $11,000 or something, not $80,000 or whatever the game says).

  • Jim

    Audi A4 made the list but Pole Position did not?

  • Jim

    Audi A4 made the list but Pole Position did not?

  • Constable Odo

    All Apple has to do is increase the hardware specs on the next iPhone/iPod Touch models. Put in a faster GPU. Apple has the capability of designing it's own low-power GPU that won't be available on any other platform. There's always the possibility that Apple could just spin off a dedicated game machine, though I doubt that's likely since it would add another product to it's lineup and I don't think Apple would do that unless it removes the iPod Classic.

    Right now, Apple doesn't need to compete head to head with the DS and PSP. the iPhone/iPod Touch are making decent money in their own little niche and as the user base goes up, so does the income.

  • Constable Odo

    All Apple has to do is increase the hardware specs on the next iPhone/iPod Touch models. Put in a faster GPU. Apple has the capability of designing it's own low-power GPU that won't be available on any other platform. There's always the possibility that Apple could just spin off a dedicated game machine, though I doubt that's likely since it would add another product to it's lineup and I don't think Apple would do that unless it removes the iPod Classic.

    Right now, Apple doesn't need to compete head to head with the DS and PSP. the iPhone/iPod Touch are making decent money in their own little niche and as the user base goes up, so does the income.

  • manitoba

    They just dropped the price on Raging Thunder with 50%

  • manitoba

    They just dropped the price on Raging Thunder with 50%

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  • Peter

    Never minde these games just get need for speed its much better than all these games put combinede!!!

  • Peter

    Never minde these games just get need for speed its much better than all these games put combinede!!!

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    GTS racing is best among these games every one should try it 

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    Can you please telll us top action games I am very found of them