Polarbit has released a gameplay video from their upcoming Raging Thunder 2 racing game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Apparently undaunted by the massive competition in the racing space on the iPhone, the latest video shows a step up from their original Raging Thunder title that may have been the first racing game for the iPhone.

The original Raging Thunder was actually made available before the App Store launched for jailbroken phones, and finally became official in September, 2008. The franchise clearly falls in the arcade-side of racing games and with a focus on "speed, accessibility and fun". Based on the early video, it appears to hold true. In fact, it looks like it plays almost like a kart racer.

So, for those intimidated by the more hardcore racers, Raging Thunder 2 may be of interest. Of course, the App Store gaming has come a long way since the original was released, so we'll have to see how this one shapes up.

  • Diablohead

    looks like a great arcade racer, it also reminds me of 4 wheel thunder (with added weapons)

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  • Diablohead

    looks like a great arcade racer, it also reminds me of 4 wheel thunder (with added weapons)

  • http://www.taptoplay.de Lakeshore | taptoplay.de

    I had a great time with Raging Thunder. It also was the first racing game to offer online multiplayer. While having great tracks, it lacked content and customization features. But was great: No missions. No eliminate this or that, just pure racing ;).

    During playing it, I also noted, that it had a very kart like feeling to it. And Polarbit also created Krazy Kart und Nitro Kart for the iPhone. So, basically, they are kart creators ;).

    The video somehow reminded me of Hot Wheels Racing for the Nintendo DS ;)

  • http://www.taptoplay.de Lakeshore | taptoplay.de

    I had a great time with Raging Thunder. It also was the first racing game to offer online multiplayer. While having great tracks, it lacked content and customization features. But was great: No missions. No eliminate this or that, just pure racing ;).

    During playing it, I also noted, that it had a very kart like feeling to it. And Polarbit also created Krazy Kart und Nitro Kart for the iPhone. So, basically, they are kart creators ;).

    The video somehow reminded me of Hot Wheels Racing for the Nintendo DS ;)

  • Russiaone

    Looks WAAAAAAAAAY better than the crapfest that is Asphlat 5... I have never played a game that you have no chance of actually controlling your car for more than 3 seconds.

  • Russiaone

    Looks WAAAAAAAAAY better than the crapfest that is Asphlat 5... I have never played a game that you have no chance of actually controlling your car for more than 3 seconds.

  • Volodymyr

    really nice audio track is in video!

  • Volodymyr

    really nice audio track is in video!

  • borg queen x

    Wow that looks awesome. might be the best race game available.
    I cant wait for this game to be released.

    and i agree asphalt is just a big fail. crash against a car and see what happens. Its also such a hassle to control your car that it kills the fun. and third the graphics dont compete to the other racing games anymore.

  • borg queen x

    Wow that looks awesome. might be the best race game available.
    I cant wait for this game to be released.

    and i agree asphalt is just a big fail. crash against a car and see what happens. Its also such a hassle to control your car that it kills the fun. and third the graphics dont compete to the other racing games anymore.

  • chris

    this is my kind of racing. im not a dye hard racer type.. this seems like it be fun.. instant buy for me.. if its under 10.00 i just cant see my self paying more than 10.00 for a app im afraid, guess im cheap.

    chris.

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  • chris

    this is my kind of racing. im not a dye hard racer type.. this seems like it be fun.. instant buy for me.. if its under 10.00 i just cant see my self paying more than 10.00 for a app im afraid, guess im cheap.

    chris.

  • Darkjuarez

    did you see that? it said android market, cool its gonna be on my htc hero!...and ipod touch of course

  • Darkjuarez

    did you see that? it said android market, cool its gonna be on my htc hero!...and ipod touch of course

  • sk8erdude50

    i might get this game if its like 3 dollars

  • sk8erdude50

    i might get this game if its like 3 dollars

  • br1an

    "HYDROOO THUN"... oh, wait.

  • br1an

    "HYDROOO THUN"... oh, wait.

  • dumas1000

    Damn the torpedoes!
    Boosters Deployed

  • dumas1000

    Damn the torpedoes!
    Boosters Deployed

  • Mac

    I'll be getting this when it hits the store. It looks fun and like it has good handling.

  • Mac

    I'll be getting this when it hits the store. It looks fun and like it has good handling.

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    I really like Burnout, so anything that can let me cause wreckage to other cars and have some semblance of racing, is good to me.

  • http://www.twitchfactor.com Twitchfactor

    I really like Burnout, so anything that can let me cause wreckage to other cars and have some semblance of racing, is good to me.

  • musicmusicmusic

    That music track sets this apart from the competition.

    As do the killer whales.

    Killer apps req killer whales imho.

    Boom.

  • musicmusicmusic

    That music track sets this apart from the competition.

    As do the killer whales.

    Killer apps req killer whales imho.

    Boom.

  • narr

    Looks great!

  • narr

    Looks great!

  • Howard

    Its a burnout clone...good choice for the platform!

  • Howard

    Its a burnout clone...good choice for the platform!

  • sk8erdude50

    ill get this as soon as i beat nfs shift

  • sk8erdude50

    ill get this as soon as i beat nfs shift

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