Flight Control [.99 / Free / HD] creator Firemint makes a fantastic argument with its Real Racing franchise for the iPad and iPod Touch: it says, “Hey, portable racing games can be good, too” and then proves it with sleek visuals and solid racing mechanics and design.

If you’re a fan of fast things that go fast or racing with a fast thing against other fast things that go fast, Real Racing games are definite must-haves in your App Store collection. And now you can grab them all on the cheap.

Over on its blog, Firemint has announced that it’s putting three of its racing games -- Real Racing, Real Racing HD, and Real Racing 2 -- on sale. For your convenience, here’s the original prices and what will become the new ones:

As Firemint notes in its post, the dev doesn’t often play the App Store “game” and screw with its prices in order to get temporary bumps on the charts, so don’t expect these games to hit rock bottom prices next month and then the next month after that, too. In other words, if you have had your eye on these pups, it might be best to grab them now because who knows when this'll happen again.

  • Noman

    Eh, I bought this last week. Oh well.

  • Anonymous

    Any word on Real Racing 2 HD? I really hate when developers charge twice for the same app for iPhone / iPad. I want this game, but would rather play it on my iPad than my iPhone.

  • Jezz Torrent

    I'm not that into racing games so I'm not sure how much time I'll actually put into these, but I'd like to pick one of them up. Is Real Racing 2 that much better than the original, or can I get my racing fix from RR1 and save a little money for other games? Or should I just take the plunge on the sequel?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Ruddock/654075778 Ben Ruddock

      Get the sequel definitely, it's worlds better than the first, which was already a great game itself.

  • Real Bull

    "As Firemint notes in its post, the dev doesn’t often play the App Store “game” and screw with its prices in order to get temporary bumps on the charts, so don’t expect these games to hit rock bottom prices next month and then the next month after that, too."

    YEAH RIGHT!! I remember Firemint CEO assured us there would be no price drop for Real Racing and yet it dropped 2 weeks later.

  • YoureAMessy

    :(((((((

  • Dave

    RR2 has been out for a while. It's due for a discount. The shelf life of App Games is like 1/4 of regular games. They too go on sale. Most importantly, if your app isn't in the top 200 you are losing a lot of potential eyeballs. And with a whole slew of new Verizon iphone owners around the corner it will be critical to be in this top 200 to maximize revenue. Smart move by Firemint. I expect EA and Gameloft to do the same in the coming few days just like they did during christmas.

    • Gwet17

      I hope that EA and Gameloft do!

  • cjelly

    Where on earth is RR2HD?

    • DotComCTO

      I have the same question. Perhaps it'll be a launch game for the iPad 2?! :-P

  • Hanerlend

    @cjelly

    Yeah where is it? I've been waiting for over a month now and no sign of it yet.

  • http://twitter.com/zaelsius Julio Gorgé

    I too am waiting for Real Racing 2 HD (iPad).

  • Renoldo35

    WHERE IS REAL RACING 2 HD???? I'LL PAY 9.99 FOR THAT.

  • Anonymous

    Which is the better experience, RRHD on iPad or RR2 on iPhone 4?

  • http://twitter.com/ipadfreebies Mark Giles

    I only have an iPad, so:

    Should I buy Real Racing HD (native iPad version). or Real Racing 2 (which of course is not a native iPad app) ??

    Whilst they're on offer like this, I'd like to try of these games for my iPad - but I don't own an iPhone, so I need to make an informed choice.

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