Polarbit's racing game Raging Thunder 2 [App Store] just appeared for download mere moments ago. We're still putting the game through its paces, but so far Raging Thunder 2 fulfills nearly everything on my checklist of what makes a fun arcade racer.

The sensation of speed is great, there's a boost system, tons of jumps, and even a car damage system. Five game modes are included ranging from the standard time trials and career mode to an "arcade" mode where you play through as many races as possible without the timer reaching zero. In total there are six cars and twelve different tracks, although most will need to be unlocked through career mode. It even has internet multiplayer.

Amazingly enough even with all the stuff packed in this game, Raging Thunder 2 only weighs in at the 3G download friendly 15MB. We're going to be spending some more time with the game, but after burning through a few races our initial impressions are very positive.

App Store Link: Raging Thunder 2, $4.99

  • Dan

    Longest Jump 0.00?

    And 'draft'? Does that mean drift?

  • Dan

    Longest Jump 0.00?

    And 'draft'? Does that mean drift?

  • kevlar

    nice music

  • kevlar

    nice music

  • http://www.jindofox.com Jindo Fox

    The first one was really tiny too -- only 2.7MB! It also looked like a Nintendo 64 game. This one reminds me of Beetle Adventure Racing except faster. Nothing wrong with that!

  • http://www.jindofox.com Jindo Fox

    The first one was really tiny too -- only 2.7MB! It also looked like a Nintendo 64 game. This one reminds me of Beetle Adventure Racing except faster. Nothing wrong with that!

  • GT Motor Academy

    Is there tuning/upgrades?

    How does it compare with.... my name?

  • GT Motor Academy

    Is there tuning/upgrades?

    How does it compare with.... my name?

  • rich_952000

    Damn it, Hodapp! I've come to trust your no-nonsense impressions and looks like I'm going to have to spend the $5 here :)

  • rich_952000

    Damn it, Hodapp! I've come to trust your no-nonsense impressions and looks like I'm going to have to spend the $5 here :)

  • Noah

    15 megs? Not surprising looking at that car model up there...

  • Noah

    15 megs? Not surprising looking at that car model up there...

  • tsharpfilm

    I absolutely love racing games, and this one looks like it's in a league of its own. Opening iTunes right now for purchase.

    • tsharpfilm

      The framerate is a little choppy on my 2nd generation iPod, and, so far, the game has crashed once. But, overall, it's still a blast to play. No regrets about this purchase.

  • tsharpfilm

    I absolutely love racing games, and this one looks like it's in a league of its own. Opening iTunes right now for purchase.

    • tsharpfilm

      The framerate is a little choppy on my 2nd generation iPod, and, so far, the game has crashed once. But, overall, it's still a blast to play. No regrets about this purchase.

  • http://f1stockcars.com/ Ade

    This game looks awesome - exactly the sort of racing game i love.... Can't wait to give it a try

  • http://f1stockcars.com/ Ade

    This game looks awesome - exactly the sort of racing game i love.... Can't wait to give it a try

  • Victor

    Why does it seem like instead of developers using opengl 2 effects to improve graphics they use it to mask terrible graphics?

  • Victor

    Why does it seem like instead of developers using opengl 2 effects to improve graphics they use it to mask terrible graphics?

  • dripskydrip

    GIEF... NAME... OF... DA.... MUSIC.... TRACK.....?! ;-)

    I'm soo getting this game now.

  • dripskydrip

    GIEF... NAME... OF... DA.... MUSIC.... TRACK.....?! ;-)

    I'm soo getting this game now.

  • smokin okin okin

    this was the first 3d game ever on the itouch, available in the jailbreak installer around October 2007, there wasn't even an appstore then

  • smokin okin okin

    this was the first 3d game ever on the itouch, available in the jailbreak installer around October 2007, there wasn't even an appstore then

  • http://twitter.com/bbx Jeremy

    Is it only Tilt Control to steer ? Cause I hate that.

  • http://twitter.com/bbx Jeremy

    Is it only Tilt Control to steer ? Cause I hate that.

  • Coral

    The car handling looks really strange to me in the movie. Maybe I need to see someone holding the device to get a good feel for tilt controls.

  • Coral

    The car handling looks really strange to me in the movie. Maybe I need to see someone holding the device to get a good feel for tilt controls.

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    yeah, I agree. The physics are just weird.

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    yeah, I agree. The physics are just weird.

  • http://www.irsounds.com Instant Remedy

    Music is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUoChSzamLY
    Cool you guys like it :)

  • http://www.irsounds.com Instant Remedy

    Music is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUoChSzamLY
    Cool you guys like it :)

  • Mannyfresh

    Wow. These look like the best graphics Ive ever seen on a racing iphone game including Real Racing. I hope it plays as well as it looks.

  • Mannyfresh

    Wow. These look like the best graphics Ive ever seen on a racing iphone game including Real Racing. I hope it plays as well as it looks.