Atod AB's Fastlane Street Racing [App Store] has been put on sale from its original price of $5.99 down to $3.99. The racer has been received a significant following in our forums with active participation from the developer.

Our own review of the game called it the "best looking, best playing racing game in the App Store." The only caveat to that claim is that the there was a significant learning curve to master the drifting technique of the game. Based on user feedback, however, the developer has revealed that an "Easy" mode will be introduced in version 1.1 which is currently in beta testing:

The big change in this Update is that you will be able play the entire game in "Easy Mode" which affects everything from AI skill and checkpoint time to car handling. The original difficulty is still there, but it is called, appropriately, "Hard Mode"

We have also added a batch of options such as the oft requested camera tilt to compensate for tilting the phone to steer, and some helpful things like auto-acceleration, and brake-only drifting, which should help advanced players like bhagwad who want better control over when they drift and when they corner. We will release a full list when we release the update soon.

With the delay of Need for Speed until 2009, this may be the opportunity to pick up an very impressive racer for the iPhone.

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  • darwiniandude

    Whilst I shant be using the easy mode, I love the game and if this helps more people experience it, then I'm all for it.

    I've put a lot of time into the game, and have been slowly unlocking things, and due to the difficulty it's very rewarding when you succeed.

  • darwiniandude

    Whilst I shant be using the easy mode, I love the game and if this helps more people experience it, then I'm all for it.

    I've put a lot of time into the game, and have been slowly unlocking things, and due to the difficulty it's very rewarding when you succeed.

  • NotYou

    Yeah, easy mode is for jerks.
    Seriously, though, nobody that's at all interested in racing games should pass this up at this price. If you're holding out for NFS, you're going to miss out on an incredible game.

  • NotYou

    Yeah, easy mode is for jerks.
    Seriously, though, nobody that's at all interested in racing games should pass this up at this price. If you're holding out for NFS, you're going to miss out on an incredible game.

  • Carlos-Sz

    Easy mode! Yeah! I'm waiting for that. Life is too short to learn Fastlane. :D

  • Carlos-Sz

    Easy mode! Yeah! I'm waiting for that. Life is too short to learn Fastlane. :D

  • rich_952000

    Silly question, don't lynch me. I downloaded Snail Mai like 20 minutes ago, do I really need Fastlane? (by the way loving the Snail!)

  • rich_952000

    Silly question, don't lynch me. I downloaded Snail Mai like 20 minutes ago, do I really need Fastlane? (by the way loving the Snail!)

  • NotYou

    @Rich
    Yes. Yes, you do.
    They're even remotely comparable.

    If you're expecting a straightforward racing game that you can breeze through, you're going to crap yourself when you play Fastlane. It's like the game kicks you in the ribs when you down and yells "You can't do it!" and then you'll find yourself playing it compulsively just to prove it wrong.

    Good stuff.

  • NotYou

    @Rich
    Yes. Yes, you do.
    They're even remotely comparable.

    If you're expecting a straightforward racing game that you can breeze through, you're going to crap yourself when you play Fastlane. It's like the game kicks you in the ribs when you down and yells "You can't do it!" and then you'll find yourself playing it compulsively just to prove it wrong.

    Good stuff.

  • rich_952000

    thanks not you! Although I disagree, I think it IS you.

  • rich_952000

    thanks not you! Although I disagree, I think it IS you.

  • Skateboard513

    Whyyyyyy wont they make MMO for this game (Multiplayer for anyone anywhere) Its like Devs are skipping this feature!

  • Skateboard513

    Whyyyyyy wont they make MMO for this game (Multiplayer for anyone anywhere) Its like Devs are skipping this feature!

  • Vende

    Just bought it. It isn't horrible by any means and certainly worth 4 bucks but, at least after playing for 10 minutes, I thought it would be something more special. I'll commit a good 30 minutes to it when I'm on the train - hopefully my impression will improve.

  • Vende

    Just bought it. It isn't horrible by any means and certainly worth 4 bucks but, at least after playing for 10 minutes, I thought it would be something more special. I'll commit a good 30 minutes to it when I'm on the train - hopefully my impression will improve.

  • Finch

    I'd been thinking about getting this for awhile and I just grabbed it. I'm pretty impressed. Their idea of drifting is a bit weird, its definitely more of a created game play mechanic like in burnout, than a simulation of real drift (at least by Gran Turismo standards) but its a nice game. I haven't won a race yet but I've only tried twice, came in last the first time, and 3rd the second. I don't think it needs an easy mode, but I like the challenge.

  • Finch

    I'd been thinking about getting this for awhile and I just grabbed it. I'm pretty impressed. Their idea of drifting is a bit weird, its definitely more of a created game play mechanic like in burnout, than a simulation of real drift (at least by Gran Turismo standards) but its a nice game. I haven't won a race yet but I've only tried twice, came in last the first time, and 3rd the second. I don't think it needs an easy mode, but I like the challenge.

  • darwiniandude

    In case people new to the game aren't aware. Use the first car and the first track ONLY till you really get the hang of it. Some of the cars are much harder to drive and drift too easily.

  • darwiniandude

    In case people new to the game aren't aware. Use the first car and the first track ONLY till you really get the hang of it. Some of the cars are much harder to drive and drift too easily.

  • wozzi

    nfs delay? have I missed something? I thought that it will be released before christmas... :(

  • wozzi

    nfs delay? have I missed something? I thought that it will be released before christmas... :(

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  • rich_952000

    Ok, bought it finally.

    Good news, awesome graphics and very, very polished Gameplay.

    Bad news, I'm addicted.

    Atod Ab, thanks for bringing the next level of expectancy for igamers.

  • rich_952000

    Ok, bought it finally.

    Good news, awesome graphics and very, very polished Gameplay.

    Bad news, I'm addicted.

    Atod Ab, thanks for bringing the next level of expectancy for igamers.

  • Chinito77

    So I finally picked this up and boy was it a mistake, I couldn't stop playing! I played the game for 3 hours straight as I wanted to see what each course was like as I unlocked them. So I finished the game on easy in one sitting and now I want to try hard mode. The game reminds me of the first Ridge Racer for the PS1. So much, that I used the Ridge Racer soundtrack instead of the in game music. It fits the game very well and added more excitement as I raced down each track. I love this game!

  • Chinito77

    So I finally picked this up and boy was it a mistake, I couldn't stop playing! I played the game for 3 hours straight as I wanted to see what each course was like as I unlocked them. So I finished the game on easy in one sitting and now I want to try hard mode. The game reminds me of the first Ridge Racer for the PS1. So much, that I used the Ridge Racer soundtrack instead of the in game music. It fits the game very well and added more excitement as I raced down each track. I love this game!

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