Category Archives: Racing

Now this was a heck of a surprise when I jumped on to the forums the other day and saw that Colin McRae Rally [$2.99] was available on iOS. I rubbed my eyes and stared at the screen, thinking that the information was too good to be true and that someone must have spiked my cereal but no, it was right there, App Store link and all...

Cars! Real Racing 3 [Free] has them. And yesterday, even more were added to the simulation game via an update. Specifically, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz joined the line-up, introducing a couple of new "prestige" vehicles to try out. The update also added more than 180 events and a new event type, Time Trial. Haven't checked out Real Racing 3 in a bit? Maybe it's time to do so, eh? Cars! Tracks! Driving recklessly! I mean cleanly!..

Top down racers are a dime a dozen. Whether you've played Supercars on Amiga or Super Off-Road on the Commodore 64, the genre is hardly new, and for the most part is full of mediocrity, especially in the iOS world. There are the odd gems like Reckless Racing 2 [$1.99] but for every shiny jewel there is an equally unpolished turd. Enter GP Retro [Free / Free], a pixelated top-down racing game from Small Thing...

'Impossible Road' Review - The Game that Lives Up to its Name

It's not hard to find a game that you hate. It's also not particularly hard to find a game that you love. However, it's not often that you find a game that you both love and hate in equal measures. For me, Impossible Road [$1.99] is that game...

Take a look at that cute icon, check out those colorful screenshots, listen to that whimsical music. What kind of game would you expect Whirl the Squirrel [$0.99] to be? Unless you answered a punch in the face with brass knuckles, I'm afraid you don't win the kewpie doll. What, one of you did? Go away, kid, you're bothering me. Anyway, back to what I was saying. This game represents one of the more jarring mismatches of theme and difficulty I've come across in quite some time, and while that's not necessarily a bad thing, Whirl the Squirrel goes perhaps a little too far...

"Wow". That's pretty much what I said when I saw the screenshots and the dodgy icon for Reckless Hero [Free] over in the forums. I'm a bit of a sucker for eye candy and from those few glimpses of polished pixels, I was sold. Off I headed to the app store, where I was met again by quite possibly the strangest choice for an icon that I have ever seen in an iOS game. You see, Reckless Hero is an endless driving game in which the goal is to avoid burnt out wrecks, whilst turning as many zombies as possible into red mist. Why the developer decided that a grinning cartoon guy, giving the thumbs up, made for an appropriate icon choice, I'll never know. It certainly doesn't represent the game and I fear a load of people are going to overlook this otherwise solid title...

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...

'Asphalt 8' Releasing This July

Heads up: the next game in the Asphalt series, Asphalt 8, is heading to mobile this July creator Gameloft revealed on its blog this afternoon. The new racing game will feature a total of eight "all new maps" set in places like, say, the Nevada desert and the streets of London. Also, it'll pack in synchronous and asynchronous competitive multiplayer that offers more than just racing -- a new "tag-you're-it" kind of mode will be available, in addition to a drifting mode that has players seeing who can drift through the most gates...

[Update: Trailer Added] E3 2013: 'Trials Frontier' Announced for Mobile

Two new Trials games are coming in 2014, Trials Fusion and Trials Frontier. The latter of which is coming to mobile exclusively, Ubisoft revealed at its briefing this afternoon at E3...

The Crew is a slick-looking open-world racing game that's set to hit Xbox One and PS4 in early 2014. Publisher Ubisoft just finished demoing it for the first time at its E3 2013 press briefing, focusing on its cooperative features that allow players to band together and take down opposing cars. As we've been slowly coming to expect from any game reveal at E3 this year, The Crew will incorporate a "second screen experience" that lets users customize their cars with a mobile device before they take them out on the track in the game proper. ..

WWDC 2013: Anki Debuts 'Real World' Robotic Car Game, 'Anki Drive'

At the WWDC 2013 keynote, app developer Anki took the stage and debuted a bluetooth-powered app called Anki Drive that pairs with robotic cars, giving them the ability to drive around a printed race track. According to the keynote, the cars know where they are and can react to obstacles in real time. ..

Based on the new movie Turbo from DreamWorks Animation, Turbo Racing League [Free] is, as it says on the label, a racing game, developed by the good folks at PikPok, who are known for developing very fun pick up and play games like Into the Dead and Super Monsters Ate My Condo. While Turbo Racing League isn't quite at the same level as those two, it's nevertheless a very fun, competent racer...

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]...

Dubai is coming to Real Racing 3 [Free]. Or Real Racing 3 is going to Dubai. One of the two. Anyway, EA's super sleek racing video game is receiving new content set in Dubai as some point in the near future. You can get your first look at it via this very teaser-y trailer, which we've also included below. Spoiler: it has cars and sun and loud engine noises along with some sneak peeks at what seems to be some new cars to unlock...

There was a time when pretty much every movie tie-in game was just plain awful, but for some reason in the mobile gaming world there have been quite a few really good ones. Games like Temple Run Oz or Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots take an already proven formula for a game and weave the movie theme around it to make a natural fit...

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