Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A new update has come speeding onto the App Store for everyone’s favorite racer, Real Racing 3.
Gold payout has now been improved drastically with the maximum payout for levelling up now increased to a whopping 100 gold, 20 times more than it was before! Once you hit Driver level 6, you can enjoy such bonuses every time you level up. Check out the video below to learn more about the gold increase.
Besides that, new cars are available including the Ferrari F40 and the Ferrari F50. The inclusion of those cars also mean you can enjoy a Ferrari Showdown Series to see which is the very best vehicle out there.
Real Racing 3 is out now and is free to download from the App Store.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 7th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It’s all change for popular fast and furious combat racing game, Table Top Racing, with the introduction of a premium edition for those who want to be free of in-game adverts and the need to grind to earn in-game coins.
Priced at $2.99, Table Top Racing: Premium Edition is set to be the most complete version of Table Top Racing yet. It offers seven different gameplay modes including Combat, Pure, Hot-Lap, Time Trial, Pursuit, Elimination, and Drift. Up to 4 players can play locally or via the internet, plus there are 17 upgradeable cars and 8 different tracks to compete on.
Check out the trailer below, as well as full details of what’s offered.
Table Top Racing: Premium Edition is available now from the App Store, priced at $2.99. The freemium version also remains available.
Console quality graphics and gameplay
7 Unique Gameplay Modes – Combat, Pure, Hot-Lap, Time Trial, Pursuit, Elimination and Drift mode
Up to 4 Player Multi-player local or internet play (iOS only at the moment)
17 Upgradeable Cars
8 Incredible Race Tracks
4 Fiercely Fought Championships
Over 30 Special Events
9 Cunning Power-Ups including ‘Weapon Wheels’
Multiple Controller Support (MFi/Moga/HID)
Native resolution 3D – not upscaled
No Advertising/No Opt-in Videos
No Grind! Price reductions up to 50% on Cars, Wheel Weapons, Upgrades and Paint schemes
Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 19th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There’s a shiny new update for Editor’s Choice winningAsphalt 8: Airborne. It adds a host of new cars, new car packs, and sees the removal of rental fees for events. Time-Limited Events can now be enjoyed using an energy-based system centered around the use of in-game Fuel.
The new cars included are:
Chrysler ME 412
Ford 2006 GT
Hennessey Venom GT
Mercedes Benz CLK GTR AMG
Mercedes SLS AMG
2015 Ford Mustang
So, there’s something for everyone’s tastes!
Asphalt 8: Airbone is available now from the App Store and is a free download.
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.
IceFlame LTD, the development house behind soccer and car racing mashup Soccer Rally, has just announced the publish date for Soccer Rally 2.
Like the original this new iteration is likened to polo, with players using souped-up vehicles to advance the game ball. The game sports both single player and multiplayer modes, with multiplayer games allowing for different sports balls to be used. Cars can be customized, and thee is plenty of in-app content to be purchased.
Soccer Rally 2 is due out, for free, on the App Store on April 24.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 6th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
BBC Worldwide has released Top Gear: Race The Stig for iOS.
It’s a three-laned running game cloaked like a racer. Folks familiar with Temple Run will be very comfortable with the gesture-based controls, and fans of the BBC show will appreciate the references. Features include the ability to race cars from the TV show, several arcade-like power-ups, social sharing/leaderboards, and plenty of opportunities for customization.
Top Gear: Race the Stig, while free, does include in-app purchases and is available on the App Store.
I have a reputation for being able to go toe-to-toe with developers at their own games, beating their best times and high scores. This is Carter vs. the Developer.
On this edition, Carter takes on Michael Bean of Pixelocity Software at the classic turn-based racing game, Disc Drivin’. Squaring off on one of the game’s new mirrored tracks, the victory condition is simple: whoever crosses the finish line first wins. Game on, gentlemen!
I am eager to let readers know about Oceanhouse Media’s annual app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday from Wednesday, February 25 through Monday, March 9. During this time, five of their best-selling Seuss stories will be on sale for $0.99 each, and there will be discounts for other classic Dr. Seuss titles as […]