Decane has released their second game into the App Store. Their first game was Bubble Bang [App Store, $0.99] a nice bubble color-matching game [Lite version]. For their second game, however, they've gone in a different direction: Big Fun Racing [App Store].

The game is described as a "stunt racer" and puts you in control of one of six cars to race around tracks in order to collect all the coins within the allotted time:

Big Fun Racing (BFR) is a stunt racing game where you race against time to collect coins in various stunt levels. Built upon the NVidia PhysX physics engine this racing game brings great driving physics to the iPhone / iPod Touch. Big Fun Racing has 50 built-in tracks for you to drive in 4 difficulty modes, from easy to ultra hard and additionally there is an "Internet Tracks" game mode where you can download new tracks directly to your device and play those tracks, even when you are offline!

The game is on sale for only $0.99 for the first 24 hours and then goes up to $1.99.

I'll say up front that when you first play the game, it feels and looks a little rough. The first level is rather boring, and it takes a little time to pick up the controls. Putting the car in reverse also strangely skews the camera view quite a bit making it difficult to use. But once you get a few levels in, and start getting bounced around, the fun kicks in.

The game offers 50 levels with multiple difficulty settings (which reduce the amount of time that you have to collect all your coins). Also offered are downloadable internet levels, of which there is one at the moment. The developer's gameplay video gives an accurate representation of the game.

If you have any interest in either the game concept or the video, it's easily worth $0.99 (or even $1.99) and we recommend it.

Later levels are shown in this video also from the developer.

App Store Link: Big Fun Racing, $0.99 for 24 hours then $1.99

TouchArcade Rating

  • arn

    tip for people who start playing it. Don't keep holding down on the accelerator. Unless you are jumping over something. If you do, it reduces your manuverability a lot. You can drift for a while.

  • arn

    tip for people who start playing it. Don't keep holding down on the accelerator. Unless you are jumping over something. If you do, it reduces your manuverability a lot. You can drift for a while.

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  • Destinite

    No built-in editor?! A game like this BEGS for things like that!

    I remember playing Stunts on the PC just to jump my car off ramps, etc. This looks like that type of game.

  • Destinite

    No built-in editor?! A game like this BEGS for things like that!

    I remember playing Stunts on the PC just to jump my car off ramps, etc. This looks like that type of game.

  • http://www.decane.net Martin Schultz, Decane

    Well, an editor is on my list, depends heavily how the game sells as it is a huge bunch of work to get a proper editor in, esp. with the limitations of the phone. The backend code for that is in, it is just a matter of interface design. :-)

  • http://www.decane.net Martin Schultz, Decane

    Well, an editor is on my list, depends heavily how the game sells as it is a huge bunch of work to get a proper editor in, esp. with the limitations of the phone. The backend code for that is in, it is just a matter of interface design. :-)

  • Oliver

    What arn says is very right. I kept holding the left button to accelerate and the car was very unwilling to steer. Then I tried to drive slowly around the track and the steering worked ok.

    The accelerometer sensitivity cannot be configured and it is way to low. I must say, that only Fastlane and Raging Thunder get this right, and maybe Snail Mail.

  • Oliver

    What arn says is very right. I kept holding the left button to accelerate and the car was very unwilling to steer. Then I tried to drive slowly around the track and the steering worked ok.

    The accelerometer sensitivity cannot be configured and it is way to low. I must say, that only Fastlane and Raging Thunder get this right, and maybe Snail Mail.

  • Destinite

    Good to know. I'll be picking this up!

  • Destinite

    Good to know. I'll be picking this up!

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  • Danny Doggy

    How do you control the car and do you control the tilt of your car in the air by tilting the phone?

  • Danny Doggy

    How do you control the car and do you control the tilt of your car in the air by tilting the phone?

  • dcescott

    I do say the driving reminds me of Carmageddon, except you run over people or zombies. The physics of the driving that is. I'll be DLing tonight.

  • dcescott

    I do say the driving reminds me of Carmageddon, except you run over people or zombies. The physics of the driving that is. I'll be DLing tonight.

  • rich_952000

    Good looking game, nice concept, here's proof that someone besides just Freeverse deserves my $$$!

  • rich_952000

    Good looking game, nice concept, here's proof that someone besides just Freeverse deserves my $$$!

  • Mike

    Just picked it up, and for the price I'm glad I did. Very entertaining but needs a mute button, and needs to recognize when your phone's switched to silent/vibrate mode. That'll teach me for testing it out at the office. =)

  • Mike

    Just picked it up, and for the price I'm glad I did. Very entertaining but needs a mute button, and needs to recognize when your phone's switched to silent/vibrate mode. That'll teach me for testing it out at the office. =)

  • http://www.arcade.com CW

    Thanks for the acceleration tip. I like the drifting.

  • http://www.arcade.com CW

    Thanks for the acceleration tip. I like the drifting.

  • http://iphonegamereviews.wordpress.com Vikram @ iPhone Game Reviews

    The controls seem horrible!!

  • http://iphonegamereviews.wordpress.com Vikram @ iPhone Game Reviews

    The controls seem horrible!!

  • rich_952000

    What do you mean "seem"? Either you've played it or you haven't. I don't see how anyone can find them "horrible" as you have a forward button and a reverse button, steering is accelerometer based. I find the controls work rather like controlling a R/C car, which most everyone has done. This is a action-packed game with loads of content, unlockables and great customer service.

  • rich_952000

    What do you mean "seem"? Either you've played it or you haven't. I don't see how anyone can find them "horrible" as you have a forward button and a reverse button, steering is accelerometer based. I find the controls work rather like controlling a R/C car, which most everyone has done. This is a action-packed game with loads of content, unlockables and great customer service.