stunt car racing 99 tracks screenDigital Chocolate has released an iPhone version of its well reviewed mobile title Stunt Car Racing 99 Tracks [link] through the App Store.

Stunt Car Racing 99 Tracks is a physics-based jump-tilt-and-land racer with a gameplay mechanic similar to that of the "2.5D" iPhone titles GI Joyride and Monster Truck Nitro, but with much simpler 2D graphics that reveal its mobile handset origins.  Gameplay involves driving off-road vehicles through the various levels, riddled with jumps, pits, hazards, and the like.  Along the way, earn nitro boost by performing tricks (spins, wheelies, etc.) and picking up health to keep the damage meter at bay.

The game features on-screen button controls.  Up and down arrows allow for wheelies, mid-air 360 spins, and perfect, level landings.  A nitro button triggers a jolt of acceleration, and a brake button slows the vehicle for safe travel over hazardous surfaces.

See our gameplay video showing brief play in two different terrain settings.

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Though the mobile original was well received, the iPhone version definitely feels like a port of a mobile title.

It's a decent bit of fun to play, but at $4.99, it's not the most compelling take on the formula in the App Store.  The game's App Store listing indicates a free version is on the way -- readers not in love with the gameplay video may want to wait and try before they buy the full release.

App Store Link: Stunt Car Racing 99 Tracks, $4.99

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  • oliath

    $4.99 for a lesser version of better games.
    Not interested.

    I know its not exactly much money but when you compare what other games have just been released that you can get for similar amounts of money.... not worth it at all.

    I would have honestly bought this on the spot if it was $.99

    Also... the get more games button is ABOVE the play game button... its clear to see where this companies priorities lie.

  • oliath

    $4.99 for a lesser version of better games.
    Not interested.

    I know its not exactly much money but when you compare what other games have just been released that you can get for similar amounts of money.... not worth it at all.

    I would have honestly bought this on the spot if it was $.99

    Also... the get more games button is ABOVE the play game button... its clear to see where this companies priorities lie.

  • Surfed

    Wow I got excited until I watched the video....that game just doesn't look fun at all. Also the gravity seems extremely high and awkward.

  • Surfed

    Wow I got excited until I watched the video....that game just doesn't look fun at all. Also the gravity seems extremely high and awkward.

  • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

    Damn. All I saw on the tweet was Stunt Car Rac... And I thought it was the 1989 Amiga/Atari ST Classic Microprose Game Stunt Car Racer. :(

    • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

      yeah same here...

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      You and me both. :-)

    • TKO

      Someone *has* to do a Stunt Car Racer clone for the phone, surely.

      That game rocked. The iPhone is the perfect platform to remake it for. ..I was totally crap at playing it, but still thought it was great fun. :)

    • http://oddyoh.blogspot.com OddyOh

      Yup, that's what I thought too!

  • http://twitter.com/Gregz0r Gregz0r

    Damn. All I saw on the tweet was Stunt Car Rac... And I thought it was the 1989 Amiga/Atari ST Classic Microprose Game Stunt Car Racer. :(

    • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

      yeah same here...

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      You and me both. :-)

    • TKO

      Someone *has* to do a Stunt Car Racer clone for the phone, surely.

      That game rocked. The iPhone is the perfect platform to remake it for. ..I was totally crap at playing it, but still thought it was great fun. :)

    • http://oddyoh.blogspot.com OddyOh

      Yup, that's what I thought too!

  • Adams Immersive

    Me too--I actually used to get dizzy from those primitive 3D graphics on Stunt Car Racer for Amiga!

    The best was dropping into a "chasm" in the track and reversing full-throttle into the wall. You'd go flying into the sky :)

    • oliath

      lol... i never found that dammit!

      "Adams Immersive - Glitching since the 90's"

  • Adams Immersive

    Me too--I actually used to get dizzy from those primitive 3D graphics on Stunt Car Racer for Amiga!

    The best was dropping into a "chasm" in the track and reversing full-throttle into the wall. You'd go flying into the sky :)

    • oliath

      lol... i never found that dammit!

      "Adams Immersive - Glitching since the 90's"

  • ZZMitch

    I'll stick with Bike or Die, thanks

    • TKO

      Yeah, Bike or Die is the best of the Stunt Physics games on the phone so far. (GI Joyride, while not feeling like strictly the same genre, is pretty darned awesome too.) I'm not sure why no-one else has managed to do a good stunt physics game yet. Monster Trucks feels a bit lacking somehow. I wish RedLynx would port their Trial Bike game. That one's brilliant fun. (I think they might have to go for a pre-rendered 2d look to get a good frame rate with it.)

  • ZZMitch

    I'll stick with Bike or Die, thanks

    • TKO

      Yeah, Bike or Die is the best of the Stunt Physics games on the phone so far. (GI Joyride, while not feeling like strictly the same genre, is pretty darned awesome too.) I'm not sure why no-one else has managed to do a good stunt physics game yet. Monster Trucks feels a bit lacking somehow. I wish RedLynx would port their Trial Bike game. That one's brilliant fun. (I think they might have to go for a pre-rendered 2d look to get a good frame rate with it.)

  • Joshua

    I was very disappointed with the physics and frame rates of this game.....waste of 5 bucks.....only hope is if Dev reads the comments and tried to improve....
    I like some of the other Digital Chocolate games but....they do not update their games often.....

  • Joshua

    I was very disappointed with the physics and frame rates of this game.....waste of 5 bucks.....only hope is if Dev reads the comments and tried to improve....
    I like some of the other Digital Chocolate games but....they do not update their games often.....

  • tejumang

    @Joshua..

    they have a lite version, Right ?

  • http://na tejumang

    @Joshua..

    they have a lite version, Right ?

  • tejumang

    iknow it was released after a week
    But we all know that every game of theirs has a free version*

  • http://na tejumang

    iknow it was released after a week
    But we all know that every game of theirs has a free version*

  • Carlos-Sz

    Unfortunately some of the Digital Chocolate games are poor ports: unpolished graphics, old background music and the worst of all: you spend more time waiting the game/level to load rather than playing it.

  • Carlos-Sz

    Unfortunately some of the Digital Chocolate games are poor ports: unpolished graphics, old background music and the worst of all: you spend more time waiting the game/level to load rather than playing it.

  • McKaners

    Digital Chocolate has really dropped the ball with this Stunt-Racing game. Sprite graphics, with limited controlling power and not to mention crappy sounds. This game is a pitiful attemp to create a fun stunt racing game. And the fact its selling for 4.99??? WOW excuse me, Digital Chocolate, just because you have made a name for yourself does not grant you right of passage to start creating shitty games and selling them overly priced! This app is worth, in my book, .99cents. The iPhone and iTouch can push high 3D assets...So, you better use that processing power guys!!!! If not.... Sell your app for cheap. This game is more like an NES game when the iPhone can push PS1 levels of game content. WEAK Digital Chocolate! WEAK!

  • McKaners

    Digital Chocolate has really dropped the ball with this Stunt-Racing game. Sprite graphics, with limited controlling power and not to mention crappy sounds. This game is a pitiful attemp to create a fun stunt racing game. And the fact its selling for 4.99??? WOW excuse me, Digital Chocolate, just because you have made a name for yourself does not grant you right of passage to start creating shitty games and selling them overly priced! This app is worth, in my book, .99cents. The iPhone and iTouch can push high 3D assets...So, you better use that processing power guys!!!! If not.... Sell your app for cheap. This game is more like an NES game when the iPhone can push PS1 levels of game content. WEAK Digital Chocolate! WEAK!