Earlier this morning, Eli and I spent some time with Skyriders [$0.99]. It's a cool, 3D vehicle-based platforming game that tasks you with speeding through tunnels and picking up stars for modifiers that lead to huge scores. Built with the gamer in mind, it also has a neat RPG-like system. Get enough points and you'll be able to bump up stats like acceleration and other stuff, like, say, the distance in which you can pick up stars.

This is one of our more off-beat commentaries, so we'll say it here: this game is solid. The level design in particular is outstanding. Without making the game feel too frantic, it pushes a breakneak tempo and constantly introduces interesting choices.

Skyriders has been on our Hot Games list for a bit because our community digs it, too. It's available now as a Universal app for $1.99.

  • Andy C83

    There are no IAP nonsense in this game. Also, this game is awesome.

  • Prab

    Looks like Snail Mail. Actually snail mail looks better

    • Adams Immersive

      Thanks for the reminder! I used to love playing Snail Mail when it was new.

      • Prab

        Apparently it's still installed on my phone. Haha! Surprisingly still works on iOS 6

    • http://twitter.com/DotComCTO DotComCTO

      You're spot on. It definitely *does* look and play a lot like Snail Mail (one of my early iOS favs).

  • ducksFANjason

    Oh please someone make that dubstep game they mentioned. That sounds badass!

    Also Eli- Derek Jeter hasn't scored a touchdown since he was traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy for Lisa Leslie. Please don't talk about sports unless you know your facts...

  • rbates

    This game is challenging but super fun. Still trying to beat the endurance levels in the last two worlds, and competing on the leader boards in the meantime. Try it!

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    Reminds me of the bonus level in Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juwayron-Brownstone/100003526334955 Juwayron Brownstone

    looks good graphic style reminds me of curvebot

  • markjohns

    It's an homage to Skyroads, guys.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Rovi9QSDk

  • http://twitter.com/_tsoup Taylor Kai Campbell

    I have a keurig and it's the best tasting cheap coffee. You can get 80 k-cups of Tulley's amazing bankrupt coffee from costco for $20, or 56 of star buck's for the same price. Not the mention you can use each k-cup twice to get the same buzz. So, if you crunch the numbers, that's about 1 venti coffee for $0.13!! Compare that with an overly priced popular 4 buck coffee from star bucks, a super cheap tasting 1 buck coffee from McDonalds, and you come to the conclusion that you'll be saving almost $1,412.55 dollars a year if you're the average joe and buy 1 coffee from Starbucks a day, or $317.55 a year if you're buying 1 coffee from McD's a year.

    Note that these savings differ when you are a college student and need 5 cups of coffee a day to function. Still though, I'm saving my tuition because of my Keurig. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003374971808 Tony Teulan

    Reminds me of SkyRoads. That game was so fun...check out out Brad/Eli/everyone :D It's available as freeware, in a Windows port and online Flash versions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyRoads_%28video_game%29

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728538087 John Reno La Motta

    Anyone remember Skyroads? Looks very similar.

    efb