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Tokyo Drift - No, Not the Movie - Comes to Cars: Fast as Lightning

Posted by Rob Rich on June 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMOOTH RIDE :: Read Review »

Cars: Fast as Lightning is taking a trip to Tokyo with its latest update. Specifically the neon-covered, street racing side of Tokyo.

2K is Letting You 2K Drive for Free

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 2nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

2K DRIVE, the racing game by 2K, is currently free to download. The game offers daily challenges, real licensed cars, authentic locations, and a unique feature, RaceFace, which lets you take a selfie and put yourself behind the wheel. If you can't get enough of cars after the race, it also gives you a live news feed on everything in the automotive world.

Take 2K DRIVE out for a test drive for free today.

Fast & Furious: Legacy's Creative Director Opens Up on the New Licensed Racer

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 29th, 2015

The Fast and the Furious is an action film series full of fast cars, hard-ass characters, and illegal shenanigans that first came out in 2001. The upcoming film, Furious 7, continues the storyline of the third film - The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Kabam has done a lot of movie tie-in games like The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth, Marvel Contest of Champions, and even Fast and the Furious 6, so it was no surprise to find out that they've developedFast & Furious: Legacy, which proposes to cover all of the F&F movies so far.

Cuz Parry, Creative Director for Fast & Furious: Legacy,took some time to talk with 148Apps about the upcoming game.

Kabam and Universal Debut Fast & Furious: Legacy for iOS

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 16th, 2015

To get you revved up for the upcoming film featuring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, Kabam and Universal are bringing the heart-thumping action of the Fast & Furious movies to iOS in Fast & Furious: Legacy.

The storyline spans the entire length of all 7 movies and brings you your favorite characters such as Letty, Hobbs, Carter Verone, and Arturo Braga. It's going to be a high octane adventure across several locales for the films; including Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Miami, and Los Angeles.

Fast & Furious: Legacy is racing to the App Store on March 26.

Burn Rubber on the Ice With a New Cars: Fast as Lightning Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMOOTH RIDE :: Read Review »

Cars: Fast as Lightning, by Gameloft, is speeding to a new venue: Russia. You'll get to meet the newest member of Cars - Pyotr Racinov, the Russian Racer - in this new frosty update. The game will be getting new racer customers, new Russian themed decorations, and the new ICE track. And of course there will be plenty to do, including the Moscow ICE events.

You can download Cars: Fast as Lightning for free to join in the wintry fun.

Endless Driver PAKO to Get More Maps and Vehicles in a New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 8th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SPEED THRILLS :: Read Review »

PAKO, the car chase simulator from Tree Men Games, will be receiving a big update soon.

Now you'll be able to race around 3 new maps as you avoid being caught in one of the 5 new vehicles. You'll also be able to update the look of your car at the new printshop, which will let you change its color. And if you have a particularly awesome chase you'll be able to post it for your friends to see via the Everyplay video sharing function.

The update has already been submitted to Apple and should be available very soon. Meanwhile, PAKO is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time, so download it and start running.

Reckless Racing 3 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on November 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMOOTH OPERATOR
The drifting king returns as Reckless Racing 3 leaves the competition (but also multiplayer) in the dust.
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Car Breakers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 11th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLINGING FUN
Flinging a crash test dummy is kind of fun, as Car Breakers demonstrates.
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Cars: Fast as Lightning - Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats For an Easy Ride

Posted by Nadia Oxford on October 23rd, 2014

Hey there, Stickers:
Want to know all about how impressed we were with Radiator Springs? Check out our Cars: Fast as Lightning review!

Cars: Fast as Lightning is a cute and fun app that combines racing and town-building with the charisma and marketability of Disney Pixar's Cars franchise. It's a friendly game, but that doesn't mean you can't use a few tips to help you make Radiator Springs shine again.


Starting Out


  • Complete quests to earn rewards - Quests queue up on the left side of the screen when you're not racing. Quests offer rewards like experience and coins, and they're a good way to get back on track if you've been meandering from task to task.
  • Pay attention to the difficulty meter before you race - Each car you engage in a race has a difficulty measuring from one to four. Make sure to race within your rank if you don't want to waste gas on a loss.
  • Place attractions on the track to earn more experience with races - Don't neglect putting attractions on race tracks. They earn you a bit of extra experience with every race, plus they make the joint look classy.

Cars: Fast as Lightning Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on October 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMOOTH RIDE
Cars: Fast as Lightning is a good city-building/racing game, though it's probably too simplistic for anyone except youngsters.
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Major New Update for CSR Racing Adds Ferrari and Multiplaye​r

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MONEY FOCUSED :: Read Review »

CSR Racing, by NaturalMotion Games, has recently received a big update. Players who have completed Tier 5 can open the new World Tour Multiplayer feature, allowing them to race against all-new international crews to earn RP and prizes.

What's an update for a racing game without new cars? Players will alsohave access to five awesome new Ferraris: the F430, 458 Speciale, F12berlinetta, F40, and LaFerrari.

You can pick up your new Ferrari in CSR Racing for free on the App Store.

Racing Rivals' 2.0 Update Introduces the Chevrolet C7.R

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE :: Read Review »

Glu and Cie Games have launched Racing Rivals' 2.0 update on the App Store. The update includes the introduction of the Chevrolet C7.R5, new race tracks, a new world map, and the Garage Organizer that allows you to sort, search, and organize your car collection.

They have also updated NPCs in the Campaign mode, added a News Bulletin Board, updated the Friend view, added an “Ignore” button to the Friends list, and created a new in-game FAQ.

You can pick up the newly updated Racing Rivals on the App Store for free.

Ultra Drift Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on August 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: ULTRA DULL
Ultra Drift is fine in concept, but the execution runs head-first into the wall. And so will you. Over and over again.
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Road Testing Anki Drive - Our Impressions on Anki’s Hybrid of Virtual and Remote Control Racing

Posted by Rob Rich on May 13th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I’ll confess that I’d heard of Anki Drive before, but it was really only in passing. So when I was given the opportunity to check everything out first-hand, I was definitely curious. There were some surprises and a few disappointments, but after some time spent tearing around the track I couldn’t help but be impressed. Is this the next step in remote control racing? That’s not for me to say, but it’s definitely in interesting experiment.

Imagine a semi-futuristic racing game in which you can compete with your friends or AI opponents on various tracks in an attempt to upgrade existing cars and possibly gain access to new ones. Picture all of the vehicles in each race have weapons and shields. Now imagine that the cars are actually physical electronic toys you can carry around with you. Now you’ve got a good idea of what Anki Drive is.

Each starter set comes with two cars and the necessary cables, as well as a track printed on something akin to vellum. You’ll also need to download the free Anki Drive app to control everything, of course. Once you do, simply turn on your cars, place them on the track, then use the app to find them and add them to your “garage” where you can spend points won through races to upgrade their stats. When you’re ready to start, you just set up a race and select your vehicle. If you want to invite a friend they can simply select the other car, or you can scan it in yourself and race against the AI. Yes, the physical car is controlled by AI. In fact, one of the newest additions to the lineup, Corax (pictured below), can only be used as a player vehicle if it’s beaten in an AI race first.

Weapons are also important, and will allow you to incapacitate your opponents temporarily during a heated race. Or you can simply battle each other to see who scores the most hits. The interesting thing is, again, that this is all happening with real remote controlled cars via your iPhone. When a car takes too much damage or runs out of juice, it will actually grind to a halt for a few moments while it recharges itself. Heck, these things can even recognize when they’re driving the wrong way and turn themselves around automatically.

The thing is, I’m not entirely sure who the target audience is. The cars seem fairly durable and were able to shrug off the occasional collision easily, but at almost $70 apiece they’re a bit outside the realm of a children’s toy. $199.99 for the starter kit is nothing to sneeze at, either. And yet, the underlying tech is pretty darn cool. I guess you could say your mileage may vary.

*rimshot*

Route Z Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ZOMBIE CHASING
Rather frugal with the unlocks, Route Z is a fun if predictable Endless game centered around squashing zombies.
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