We just got word from Resolution Interactive that the lite version of their upcoming Aqua Moto Racing 2 was approved earlier than expected. Aqua Moto Racing 2 Lite [Free] only comes with three tracks and three wave-runners's to race on them, but it does include their complete dynamic wave system which is what makes this sequel so awesome. I briefly described the new dynamic waves in our preview:

Aqua Moto [$1.99 / Free] was (and still is) a great game, which did an excellent job providing nearly everything you'd want out of a wave-runner arcade game, except movement in the water. Every track in Aqua Moto was remarkably calm, but not anymore. Aqua Moto 2 introduces an entirely new dynamic water system, which not only looks great in motion, but also makes the game both more fun and challenging as a sudden wave as you're trying to come around a corner can either result in getting wicked air, or going off course entirely.

You can see these new water effects in action in the new trailer:

The full version of Aqua Moto Racing 2 is still in review, and could land on the App Store any time now. If you have any fond memories at all of playing Wave Race 64 on the Nintendo 64, you really should give Aqua Moto Racing 2 Lite a try, if for no other reason than it's the closest thing I've seen so far to it on the iPhone. The lite version has just enough content to get you excited for the full game, which hopefully will show up for download soon.

  • SalsaMD

    No retina display love...

    • LBG

      Yeah, I'm disappointed by that too.
      The full game is still in development, so hopefully they'll include it in the full game or in an update.

  • SalsaMD

    No retina display love...

    • LBG

      Yeah, I'm disappointed by that too.
      The full game is still in development, so hopefully they'll include it in the full game or in an update.

  • sam

    The whole point in me trying the lite would be to see how awesome the wave physic is and then to be so impressed I rush to buy it...

  • sam

    The whole point in me trying the lite would be to see how awesome the wave physic is and then to be so impressed I rush to buy it...

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    It's amazing how much of a difference the wave system makes to the gameplay. The original one was fun, but once you got a handle of the boost the tracks got pretty repetitive. With the random wave action, every lap brings new challenges. I've been trying the touch controls, and they work great.

    Now I'm really looking forward to the full game...

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    It's amazing how much of a difference the wave system makes to the gameplay. The original one was fun, but once you got a handle of the boost the tracks got pretty repetitive. With the random wave action, every lap brings new challenges. I've been trying the touch controls, and they work great.

    Now I'm really looking forward to the full game...

  • Big Albie

    I thought the first one was really good even without the waves. So this one hopefully will bring a different type of gameplay with the waves.

  • Big Albie

    I thought the first one was really good even without the waves. So this one hopefully will bring a different type of gameplay with the waves.

  • Phreakuency

    This is more like Splashdown (PS2) than Wave Race but it's still bloody awesome for a portable game!

  • Phreakuency

    This is more like Splashdown (PS2) than Wave Race but it's still bloody awesome for a portable game!

  • john

    I wouldn't be so mad about the lack of retina support if their company name wasn't 'resolution interactive'. ~_~

    But, given the framerate, I guess retina would of killed it.

  • john

    I wouldn't be so mad about the lack of retina support if their company name wasn't 'resolution interactive'. ~_~

    But, given the framerate, I guess retina would of killed it.

  • arr4ws

    this game is way too easy... hope the full is harder

  • arr4ws

    this game is way too easy... hope the full is harder

  • http://Www.jindofox.com Jindo Fox

    Nintendo SIXTY FOUOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUURRRRR!

    All this needs is the soundtrack

  • http://Www.jindofox.com Jindo Fox

    Nintendo SIXTY FOUOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUURRRRR!

    All this needs is the soundtrack

  • russiaone

    The lite version is terribly convincing and well done that I have no choice but to buy the full game upon release. Someone should tell 2XL games that this is how you do great graphics AND excitement.

    • theDaniel

      So..what do we have to do to make Resolution Interactive make an offroad racer/rally ? :-D The water does'nt do it for me. I need dust. But this is miles ahead what 2XL have been able to create, -considering playabillity and phun.

      @Resolution Interactive: Can you please give 2XL a call. Send them a box of wrapped chocolate hearts. I've heard the boss has a weakness for fudge. Maybe slip a card along, one of those who plays a song (..it's raining men?), where you offer to slowly take them from behind. They do the graphics and you do the gamedesign/everything else and maybe we can have a newborn on our iDevices? Can you? Can you do that R.I. Can you feel it?! ..right...nngh..there!

      • http://www.falconshield.com Josse

        Actually they made an offroad racer :P Dirt Moto Racing!

      • theDaniel

        I know... So much dirt. Sooo little soul..

  • russiaone

    The lite version is terribly convincing and well done that I have no choice but to buy the full game upon release. Someone should tell 2XL games that this is how you do great graphics AND excitement.

    • theDaniel

      So..what do we have to do to make Resolution Interactive make an offroad racer/rally ? :-D The water does'nt do it for me. I need dust. But this is miles ahead what 2XL have been able to create, -considering playabillity and phun.

      @Resolution Interactive: Can you please give 2XL a call. Send them a box of wrapped chocolate hearts. I've heard the boss has a weakness for fudge. Maybe slip a card along, one of those who plays a song (..it's raining men?), where you offer to slowly take them from behind. They do the graphics and you do the gamedesign/everything else and maybe we can have a newborn on our iDevices? Can you? Can you do that R.I. Can you feel it?! ..right...nngh..there!

      • http://www.falconshield.com Josse

        Actually they made an offroad racer :P Dirt Moto Racing!

      • theDaniel

        I know... So much dirt. Sooo little soul..

  • Shibuya_109

    Not terribly impressed. It just doesn't have the feel of Wave Race, it's too stilted, too flat. You have no pitch control either, which is very odd.

    And what's with games coming out now with no retina display support?

    • theDaniel

      Q: And what's with games coming out now with no retina display support?

      A: What is up with those buyind a mobile phone with no antenna? (God, I love my iPod..)

      ..I know, I know...I just HAD to :P

      • russiaone

        Ha!

  • Shibuya_109

    Not terribly impressed. It just doesn't have the feel of Wave Race, it's too stilted, too flat. You have no pitch control either, which is very odd.

    And what's with games coming out now with no retina display support?

    • theDaniel

      Q: And what's with games coming out now with no retina display support?

      A: What is up with those buyind a mobile phone with no antenna? (God, I love my iPod..)

      ..I know, I know...I just HAD to :P

      • russiaone

        Ha!

  • Brandon

    I hope the full version is harder. It is too easy.

  • Brandon

    I hope the full version is harder. It is too easy.