Digital Chocolate has recently released 3D Rollercoaster Rush [App Store], a physics-based rollercoaster simulation of sorts, based on the studio's earlier, 2D title Rollercoaster Rush [App Store].

3d_rollercoaster_rush screen

3D Rollercoaster Rush is a game that puts you in control of the fate of a rather overly-trusting group of riders who would probably have done well to have picked another, safer rollercoaster to get their thrillkicks.  You see, you are in control of the speed of said coaster (via accelerometer tilt) as it hurtles down its rather ambitious track layout -- and the thing is, the coaster is free to fly from the track as physics may dictate.  It's a harrowing proposition, as it's up to you to keep the riders...alive. Similarly played iPhone games include Stunt Car Racing, Monster Trucks Nitro, and GI Joyride.

3d rollercoaster rushThe game is fairly impressive visually, and really just boils down to leaping the crest of the tracks' various hills hill at the right velocity in order to land smoothly, as opposed to crashing out perpendicular to the track, which causes certain riders to fall or -- in the worst case -- a total crash of the coaster.

Features listed by the developer:

  • Two great games in one:
    • Career Mode – Play 40 different action-packed rollercoaster tracks in a Wild West theme park
    • Challenge Race Mode – Replay all 40 rollercoaster tracks to out race the game designer’s time!
  • Expertly crafted tracks with realistic coaster physics
  • Stunning and detailed 3D graphics
  • Perform insane stunts to get a higher score!
  • Unique iPhone and iPod touch controls -- users can use the accelerometer feature by tilting the device to make the carts go faster and slower.
  • Bright and stunning 3D art graphics
  • Adrenaline pumping and exciting real music!

3D Rollercoaster Rush is not the meatiest of games, being rather basic in its focus, but physics-gaming fans will enjoy it.  And, as a bonus, you can even race against the ghost of gaming gaming legend, EA-founder, and Digital Chocolate CEO Trip Hawkins.  (He was toast the first time we shared tracks...just saying...)

You can try the a free, lite version [App Store] for those wanting to test the waters before jumping in.

See the developer's gameplay video for a closer look.


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App Store Link: 3D Rollercoaster Rush, $4.99, 3D Rollercoaster Rush FREE, free

  • http://www.scottramsdensphotography.com Scottington

    I downloaded the free version, and this is much better than the 2D! I love it and will be getting the full version.

  • http://www.scottramsdensphotography.com Scottington

    I downloaded the free version, and this is much better than the 2D! I love it and will be getting the full version.

  • sticktron

    Thumbs up from me too. The 3D aspect and smooth detailed rollercoaster graphics make it a winner. I loved the touch controls, by the way. Give em a go if you aren't into tilting.

  • sticktron

    Thumbs up from me too. The 3D aspect and smooth detailed rollercoaster graphics make it a winner. I loved the touch controls, by the way. Give em a go if you aren't into tilting.

  • Scott Babcock

    I am not sure why people aren't seeing that this game is stripped.

    There was another mobile version of 3D Roller Coaster Rush that not only had the west theme, but New York, etc.

    To me, this is kind of a big deal, especially if they want my 4.99

    As always, digital chocolate rushed this one to the store and left it sort of dry.

    Just like their tower game - even though you go to new areas in the city (3 different areas), they all look the same.

    Maybe I am just a little old fashioned, but when I buy a game I don't care so much about networking and global scores (or in this case, racing against the developers - big freaking deal) - I just want a lot of content - Various content, to breathe life into the game.

  • Scott Babcock

    I am not sure why people aren't seeing that this game is stripped.

    There was another mobile version of 3D Roller Coaster Rush that not only had the west theme, but New York, etc.

    To me, this is kind of a big deal, especially if they want my 4.99

    As always, digital chocolate rushed this one to the store and left it sort of dry.

    Just like their tower game - even though you go to new areas in the city (3 different areas), they all look the same.

    Maybe I am just a little old fashioned, but when I buy a game I don't care so much about networking and global scores (or in this case, racing against the developers - big freaking deal) - I just want a lot of content - Various content, to breathe life into the game.

  • Kita

    I hope this means they will make kamikaze robots in 3d!!!!

  • Kita

    I hope this means they will make kamikaze robots in 3d!!!!

  • nizy

    I've been talking this up in the forums for a while now. Its really good fun and very addictive. Easily the best DC game i've played on iPhone :)

  • nizy

    I've been talking this up in the forums for a while now. Its really good fun and very addictive. Easily the best DC game i've played on iPhone :)

  • Viva

    what are you guys smoking, this is complete rubbish, played it for 4 levels and then just deleted it cause all you do is tilt the screen till the cart gets to the end of the track.

    rinse and repeat.

  • Viva

    what are you guys smoking, this is complete rubbish, played it for 4 levels and then just deleted it cause all you do is tilt the screen till the cart gets to the end of the track.

    rinse and repeat.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    They already did a PERFECT job with their 3D house stacking game.
    So I will definitely try this one too.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    They already did a PERFECT job with their 3D house stacking game.
    So I will definitely try this one too.

  • Oneiromancer

    I don't understand the hype either. I found this game to be extremely boring--just my dissenting opinion.

  • Oneiromancer

    I don't understand the hype either. I found this game to be extremely boring--just my dissenting opinion.

  • Fern Burnley

    I think this game is alright but i was at libray when i put this comment and it wouldnt let me on it but it looks quite a good gameee x i will try it when i get home x

  • Fern Burnley

    I think this game is alright but i was at libray when i put this comment and it wouldnt let me on it but it looks quite a good gameee x i will try it when i get home x

  • chloe smith

    can you get it on the computer(3d roller coaster rush)

  • chloe smith

    can you get it on the computer(3d roller coaster rush)

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