Category Archives: Racing

'Smash Bandits' Is A Neat Twist On The 'Smash' Formula, Hits Tonight

Hutch's Smash Bandits is a neat twist on the Smash Cops brand. In Bandits, you play as a dude running from the cops. Your task, naturally, is to avoid being captured, but you're also responsible for creating as much chaos as possible during the chase. You get points for smashing into obstacles, for example, and generally putting on a good show. If Smash TV and Burnout had a child, this game would probably be that child...

Hands-on with Gameloft's 'Asphalt 8' - Close To The Finish

Fans of Gameloft's arcade racer have been waiting a long time for Asphalt 8. In fact, it's been over a year since Asphalt 7 hit iOS and we've been keeping tabs on its sequel as throughout its development. While delays have kept Asphalt 8 from its original release month of July, we recently had an opportunity to check out a final version of the game and it's sure looking like it'll be worth the wait...

Freebie Alert: Original 'Smash Cops' Goes Free as Sequel 'Smash Bandits' Soft-launches in Singapore App Store

Hey Singapore, if you have always felt jealous that Canada, Australia and New Zealand got all the soft-launch love, then this one is for you. Last week we debuted the first trailer for Smash Bandits, the sequel to Hutch Games' popular cops-and-robbers top-down combat racer Smash Cops [$4.99], and today the game has soft-launched in the Singapore App Store. Why soft-launch in a smaller market? Well, the game is free-to-play, and Hutch will likely be looking to test their systems and make some adjustments before releasing Smash Bandits into the wild worldwide...

You know, if you think about it, street racing is all about Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect so I guess it makes sense that WWE is slapping John Cena's beautiful delts and image all over a brand new street racing game...

'Riptide GP2' Review - A First Place Sequel

In October 2011, iOS saw the release of Riptide GP [$0.99], a water racer with an emphasis on showmanship. Now a year and a half later developer Vector Unit has seen fit to release a sequel. Continuing with the same great gameplay, Riptide GP2 [$1.99] offers more vehicles, tracks, and an improved visual and physics system, making it simply a great sequel for fans looking for more...

Make Some Waves in Our First Look at 'Riptide GP2'

Riptide GP2 is what you think it is: an arcade wave racing game featuring tons of speed, tons of waves, and tons of sick tricks to pull off when your hydro jet blasts off from a big wave or conveniently placed ramp...

We don't usually pay too much attention to financial news and investor conference calls because, well, we're more interested in games than we are in stock prices and spreadsheets- And I'd assume most people here are also on that level. Strap in for this though, per VentureBeat, EA is now making more money through the App Store than any other retail distributor including their own Origin service...

Kavinsky [Free] is a bit of an oddball. I get the feeling that it's going to be a love or hate affair. So before you read too far along, let's first decide whether you will indeed love or hate it. Are you older than thirty-five? Do you love old-school, side-scrolling brawlers? Are you fond of '80s music and Ferrari Testarossas? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you will no doubt love Kavinsky. If not, you are either too young, have no soul, or both...

When we first learned way back in April of last year that the beloved Joe Danger from Hello Games would be coming to iOS, I was extremely excited. The charismatic stuntman made a big splash with his first game on PlayStation Network a few years back, and later on Xbox Live, with a well-received sequel coming in late 2012...

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...

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