Author Archives: Tim Poon


If you’ve ever built a car for a pinewood derby, then you probably know what I mean when I say having all the parts isn’t enough. Sure, you’ve got a piece of wood that kind of looks like a car and it has four wheels that spin, but you’re way back in last place while the rest of the heat is already at the end of the track. While your little block of sawdust chugs along, you wonder where you went wrong. You’ve got all the parts, after all. Is it not still a pinewood derby racer?..

Upon starting Downhill Supreme [$0.99], you are greeted with a song. It’s strange as it doesn’t really fit any particular vibe or scene you would otherwise associate with a sport like mountain biking and is more akin to a royalty-free track fit for "MTV Cribs". Your eyes fare no better as you are also visually distracted. There are a lot of bright, vivid colors and there seems to be three NASCAR racers’ worth of logos strewn about. Superficially, it is a very busy game...

Attribite seems to have an obsession with food. But they also seem to love mashing up familiar ideas and coming away with great iOS games. Their first release was Save My Bacon [Free], an endless runner that takes the Tiny Wings [$0.99 / $2.99 (HD)] tap-to-dive mechanic and tosses in some TNT and pigs with wings, and now they have the dairy-laden racing puzzle game 1968 [$0.99]...