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Anki Overdrive Hardware Review

By Rob Rich on September 20th, 2015
Anki Overdrive is a rather costly upgrade for what is essentially slot cars, but you get what you pay for.
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Breakneck Review

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By Campbell Bird on September 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SPEEDY RUNNER
This racing game has a great sense of speed and unique mechanics, but its free-to-play structure keeps it from racing to the head of the pack.
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Horizon Chase Review

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By Jennifer Allen on August 26th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: VROOM VROOM
Horizon Chase is racing with an old school theme.
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Happy Wheels Review

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By Jennifer Allen on August 25th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOUGH NEGOTIATING
Business ethics are the least of your worries in Happy Wheels - a physics based obstacle course game.
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Impulse GP Review

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By Campbell Bird on July 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SPACE BIKES
This speedy racing game looks and feels great, but it's a little limited with no multiplayer and dopey AI.
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Top Speed: Drag & Fast Racing Review

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By Rob Rich on July 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: IT’S A RACE
Top Speed is a somewhat enjoyable drag racer. That’s pretty much it.
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Formula Cartoon All-Stars Review

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By Jennifer Allen on July 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHALLOW BUT FUN
Formula Cartoon All-Stars is a fun if shallow racing game.
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Formula Cartoon All-Stars - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Becoming the Fastest Racer

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 7th, 2015

[Deciding whether or not Formula Cartoon All-Stars is worth a look? Check out our review.]

Just bought Formula Cartoon All-Stars and not quite sure where to begin? We have some handy tips on what to expect and how to get started in your bid to be some kind of amazing cartoon-based racing star.

The Basics

  • Controls are pretty simple if a little limited. You have a virtual wheel to dictate where you go, plus a choice of two places to put it - either on the left or right side of the screen, depending on if you’re left or right handed. It might b worth experimenting here.
  • You’ve got the choice of two modes - Adventure or Tournament. It doesn’t really matter what you start with but I found Adventure a little gentler early on. The first few races, in particular, are easy enough that you can take the time to master the controls, as well as gain some easy coins.
  • Tournament is mostly there for you to compete with others. There’s always a new tournament to participate in and you can win a trophy for doing so. Of course, there are rewards involved too!
  • Adventure is the game’s form of story mode - unlocking new sections as you progress. In both cases, upgrades unlock across the modes, so you don’t have to worry about levelling anything up separately.

Hands-On With Raceline CC

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2015

Set for release soon, Rebellion’s motorbike racing game, Raceline CC certainly looks stylish. But how does it play? I got my hands on a preview build to answer exactly that.

More like a drag racer than a conventional racing game, Raceline CC is going to be quite familiar to some. You play your way through various races, using up fuel before eventually having to wait for it to regenerate. Where Raceline CC grabs you a bit more noticeably is with its sense of speed.

Each race only takes around 30 seconds to complete. A quick and steady tap on the revs counter, and the rest is a matter of dodging around traffic. The key to reaching high speeds is to draft behind vehicles. There’s a visual indicator telling you when is best to pull around them, and there’s a real sense of satisfaction when you repeatedly dodge around cars. Do it just right and the race can be constantly frantic but ultimately very fast. Do it wrong, and you get stuck behind a vehicle and all the rhythm immediately vanishes.

One thing that stood out as a little different from the norm is a grid-based challenge, whereby you partake in a series of challenges for an ultimately good prize at the end. It at least feels more organized than some races.

It could turn tedious, though. All the areas I’ve seen so far look very similar, with the level of competition being the only thing really that distinguishes stages. There’s a plentiful supply of races to compete in with the usual bevy of daily challenges in there too, plus plenty of upgrades to pursue, but time will tell how enticing that will be after extended play.

We’ll be sure to let you know more about it when Raceline CC released on the App Store, later this summer.

Drift Girls Review

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By Jennifer Allen on June 15th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LIMITATIONS
Drift Girls combines racing and dating. It does neither particularly well.
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Mini Racing Adventures Review

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By Campbell Bird on June 14th, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: ROUGH RACING
This physics-based game has too many things that drag it down.
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Stunt Wheels Review

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By Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DRIFTY DRIVING
This cartoony racing game has a lot of charm, but that doesn't save it from where it is lacking.
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Rebellion Races to the Finish Line With The Upcoming Raceline CC

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 4th, 2015

Rebellion, developers of Sniper Elite and Aliens Vs. Predator, are releaing a new fast-paced motorcycle racing game called Raceline CC. The game uses Apple's new Metal API to render slick graphics at an amazing looking speed.

Stunt Wheels Will Put an Interesting Spin on Multiplayer Later This Month

Posted by Rob Rich on May 18th, 2015

Stunt Wheels, from Kempt Games, is an interesting-looking combat racer that's doing something interesting with its multiplayer.

As you'd probably expect from a game like this, up to four players can square off on a number of different race tracks and try to blow each other up. What's different is that the Mac release (yes, it's coming out for the Mac - on the same day as the iOS version) will let you and up to three other friends play split-screen, using your iPhones as controllers.

You can get in on the action when Stunt Wheels releases for free on 5/28.

Finger Derpy Review

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By Campbell Bird on April 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BOOZE CRUISING
This is the only game on the App Store about drunk horses, for better or for worse.
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