Last Fall, Pixelbite Games brought us Reckless Racing [99¢/HD], an arcade-style top-down racer with gorgeous graphics, great controls, and a fun physics system. We really liked Reckless Racing in our review, and now Pixelbite has announced a follow up to the game titled Reckless Getaway.

The “getaway” in the title refers to the different approach to the gameplay in this new game. Instead of standard race tracks, there will be 16 different tracks that feature a long stretch of terrain filled with objects and other traffic to avoid. The goal is to escape the police who are chasing after you, and Pixelbite pegs the classic Spyhunter as their main inspiration with a bit of the Burnout series thrown in for good measure. Sounds pretty great to me, and looks even better in the following trailer:

Initially, there will only be the two playable vehicles that you see in the video, a muscle car and an armored truck. But Pixelbite has designed the game to be easily added to via updates, and they’ll be following the player feedback closely to see what sorts of things they’ll be adding to the game post-release. One of my favorite things about Reckless Racing was how fun it was to just drive, skirting around corners and searching for hidden jumps within the tracks. The prospect of that being translated into this style of getaway gameplay is pretty exciting.

No firm release date is set just yet for Reckless Getaway, but there is a thread in our forums where you can discuss the game and we’ll bring you any new details when we get them.

Update: Well it looks like we barely had time to get excited for the game, as Reckless Getaway has just popped up in the New Zealand App Store. It should filter across the various App Store regions throughout the day, and finally land in the US App Store at 11pm EST tonight. Until then, you can check the thread in our forums for early impressions from international buyers.

New Zealand App Store Link: Reckless Getaway, $2.99 (Universal)

  • spidey

    Nice! For all the complains people had with Reckless Racing about very little content and all, I loved that game. For 99 cents it was a great value. iPad version was even better. Looking forward to this one. Though I hope they don't do the pricing stunt of keeping the price high for a week and then dropping it to 99 cents again. Half the people were mad because of that.

  • Anonymous

    I didn't care much for Reckless Racing, but any excuse to drive dangerously fast without actually being confined to yet another race is more than welcome. The graphics and level design remind me somewhat of Joe Danger on PSN (which happens to be awesome).

  • Anonymous

    It's like Burnout for iOS. Awesome.

  • eugekava

    The game looks great.  Reckless Racing had limited content on release but, you know what?  Subsequent updates brought the content up to a very reasonable level.  One thing that game has that no other top down racer was able to replicate to perfection was car handling.  I still play a race or two from time to time.  Hopefully the game will have some kind of story and game progression.

  • http://s60phoneblog.blogspot.com Abdul Rahman

    Reckless getaway!!!!!!! Wow. Graphics and game play looks awesome... I love reckless racing...

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    Another game where you rubberband-steer *sigh*

    I don't demand realistic simulations but why do these games have to use steering that basically acts as if you were holding a magnet in front of a piece of metal? That's just weird.

    • Anonymous

      It's old school fun. Think Skidmarks.

      • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

        Yeah I know but I wish it would be more Arcade style with a steering like approach. Not absolutely simulation but rather arcade-simulation. 

        Ah well it's a good choice for a system with a touchscreen I give you that.

  • Anonymous

    What about an hd version????

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      It's universal.

      • Anonymous

        :S ya I just noticed that haha

  • Guest

    Alot like; http://www.jonasechterhoff.com/Reckless_Drivin.html

    • Anonymous

      Does he? Perhaps he'd like a coke to go with that.

  • http://twitter.com/teknikal69 P Allen

    Reckless racing is proof pretty graphics don't make a game. I'll be sticking with Death Rally.

    • Guest

      Reckless racing kicks the crap out of death rally IMO. Theres no challenge in death rally the handling is rediculously easy.

    • Anonymous

      I personally prefer Reckless Racing over Death Rally.

  • Freefall Ninetails

    Talking about 16 different tracks makes me think there won't be but wow isn't this crying out for an 'endless' mode of some kind, how far can you get before you get arrested kind of thing.

    Is this like Hook world where the police is eternally chasing you or is it possible to escape?

  • Freefall Ninetails

    Talking about 16 different tracks makes me think there won't be but wow isn't this crying out for an 'endless' mode of some kind, how far can you get before you get arrested kind of thing.

    Is this like Hook world where the police is eternally chasing you or is it possible to escape?

  • Freefall Ninetails

    Talking about 16 different tracks makes me think there won't be but wow isn't this crying out for an 'endless' mode of some kind, how far can you get before you get arrested kind of thing.

    Is this like Hook world where the police is eternally chasing you or is it possible to escape?

  • Adams Immersive

    With this new perspective, it reminds me of a super-enhanced version of classic Mac game Reckless Drivin’. That’s a good thing!