Posts Tagged racing

BBC Worldwide Announces Top Gear: Race The Stig, a Lane-Based Endless Driver for iOS

Posted by 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.

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Mad Skills Motocross 2 Review

Mad Skills Motocross 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There's a fun and regular multiplayer side of things to Mad Skills Motocross 2, but the career mode is clouded by some overpowered in-app purchases.

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Monster Jam Game Review

Monster Jam Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This Monster can only muster a low growl at best.

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Motocross Meltdown Review

Motocross Meltdown Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Briefly fun yet ultimately very shallow, Motocross Meltdown is heavy on the grinding and light on the developing gameplay.

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Dragon Trials Review

Dragon Trials Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dragon Trials' multiplayer flying duels are fun once other players finally show up.

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Rail Racing Review

Rail Racing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fast paced and consistently entertaining, Rail Racing is a fun take on slot car racing.

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Ridge Racer Slipstream Review

Ridge Racer Slipstream Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fast and stylish, Ridge Racer Slipstream is a highly enjoyable arcade racing game. But it is a little cheeky when it comes to in-app purchases.

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Angry Birds Go! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rovio has built a certain polish around the Angry Birds brand, and this new entry to the franchise certainly won't disappoint loyal fans.

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GT Racing 2 Review

GT Racing 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The GT Racing series returns with some more stunning visuals and a vast campaign mode, though it can become slightly too geared towards in-app purchases.

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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.

Disc Drivin 3Disc Drivin 2On 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!

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-13 :: Category: Games

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-18 :: Category: Games

Garfield Kart Review

Garfield Kart Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Garfield Kart doesn't exactly put a paw wrong, it just lacks anything to make it stand out from the crowd.

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CSR Classics Review

CSR Classics Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Still gorgeous, still oddly compelling, still grind-tastic, and still more than a little cynical.

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Drift Mania: Street Outlaws Review

Drift Mania: Street Outlaws Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Drift Mania: Street Outlaws takes players on 13 courses full of turns where they will drift around each corner to collect massive points to have uploaded to the leaderboards.

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F1 Challenge Review

F1 Challenge Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
F1 Challenge brings over 90 challenges of Formula 1 excitement, offering quick gameplay modes for all racing fans to enjoy while on the go.

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NASCAR: Redline Review

NASCAR: Redline Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Possibly because NASCAR games don't enjoy the same popularity as other sports games, this title attempts to mix things up by turning a racing game into a simulation. But is that a good thing?

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Carnage Racing Review

Carnage Racing Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Race against up to 8 friends while warping through time in this chaotic and fun kart-style racer.

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Get Airborne – Asphalt 8 is Totally Free for the Weekend!

Posted by on September 13th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Hop in the driver’s seat and get ready to get some air! Asphalt 8: Airborne is going free for this weekend only. Starting today, you can grab Gameloft’s latest arcade racer for zero dollars.

I hear it was worth the initial $0.99 cost, so being able to get it free is all sorts of awesome. If you don’t already have it installed, now is the time!

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Cloud Spin Review

Cloud Spin Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Its controls could do with some work, but Cloud Spin is still quite the enjoyable delight.

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Asphalt 8: Airborne Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Asphalt 8: Airborne lifts off the ground and takes players soaring across the skies, offering multiple gameplay modes that provide hours of racing fun.

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Delta-V Racing Review

Delta-V Racing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This new take on futuristic racing may not replace old standards, but it's worth playing nonetheless.

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Moon Track Racing Review

Moon Track Racing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Moon Track racing is kind of broken, but it's broken in the best ways.

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Riptide GP2 Review

Riptide GP2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Riptide GP 2 improves on the fast-paced hydro jet racing action of its predecessor, adding new tracks, vehicles, and tricks for players to splash around with.

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Red Bull Kart Fighter 3 – Unbeaten Tracks Review

Red Bull Kart Fighter 3 – Unbeaten Tracks Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The newest addition to the popular racing series, Kart Fighter 3 is more of the same mad go-karting action, with a few new surprises thrown in.

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Whirl the Squirrel Review

Whirl the Squirrel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Whirl the Squirrel might look cute, but underneath all that quirkiness is a challenging and entertaining racer.

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Week-in and week-out, the 148Apps reviewers search through the new apps out there, find the good ones, and write about them in depth. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Want to see what we’ve been up to this week? Take a look below for a sampling of our latest reviews. And if you want more, be sure to hit our Reviews Archive.

Gentlemen!

 
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Occasionally frantic, Gentlemen! is never short of gloriously great fun. Lone gamers won’t be so keen given that it’s exclusively for two players, but it’s the perfect reason to get a friend involved. The idea is simple enough: players must defeat each other in a duel to the death. Just like in the old days of honor and explosive birds, ok, maybe not so much. Presented in portrait mode, each player’s controls are set on opposite sides of the screen. In a nice move, menu buttons and other descriptions are similarly laid out, for either player to easily interact with. Controls are simple with left and right, alongside a gravity flip button and the use of a weapon. Weapons vary, mostly thanks to a switch in the middle of each game enabling players to change around. Knives, bombs, dynamite, electric shields and explosive birds all play a role, each offering their own advantages and disadvantages. It’s as zany as it sounds, while adding a surprising tactical edge to proceedings. –Jennifer Allen

PhotoNova 2

 
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I have a handful of photo apps on my iPhone 5 that I keep handy when I feel like making my pictures look fancy. Each app has its own perks like frames, filters and adjustments. I tend to rotate between them until I find the one that transforms my picture into a work of art. I’m always on the lookout for new photo apps because I’m really looking for that one that will replace all my other go to camera apps. I reviewed PhotoNova+ 2 a few months ago, which is a free version of their paid app. PhotoNova 2 offers users more advanced features like a variety of selection tools, an option to switch out the background of photos that have a green background and an impressive effects selection. –Angela LaFollette

Tangent

 
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Many photography apps tend to do quite similar things to imagery, mostly involving applying filters to photographs. Tangent doesn’t quite do that. It might involve applying new effects to an image, but through a vector art style overlay, improvements are being added to the image, rather than replacing anything. There’s a fairly simple process to follow throughout the app. Users can either import or take a photo directly from within, before opting for a specific style. Tangent offers both straight-forward and quick applications, as well as plenty of choice for those who want to adjust things individually. Shapes form the first set of choices, with circles, rectangles, triangles and plenty more, available to apply to an image. It sounds gimmicky, but it can really set off a photo nicely, giving focus to the important part of a photo. There are plenty of shapes available too, with in-app purchases provided for those who want even more choice. That’s a trend that continues throughout, with plenty of additional blends and colors available at a price. Fortunately, it’s always possible to preview them first. –Jennifer Allen

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If you are looking for the best reviews of kids’ apps and/or Android apps, just head right over to GiggleApps and AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews these sites served up this week:

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ABC Aquarium

 
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Peapod Labs has developed a favorite series of educational ABC apps and has recently added two new titles – ABC Aquarium and ABC Bugs, each terrifically educational and including exceptional photography to allow children to view these different creatures in a way that highlights all of their unique attributes. Each of these apps, now eleven and counting, features a wide amount of content, including terrific, detailed photos of each subject as well as narrated fun facts, curated videos gathered from the Internet and simple, intuitive interactions which young children will enjoy a great deal. –Amy Solomon

Gro Recycling

 
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Gro Recycling is a cute and fun interactive universal app that allows children to sort recycling into different receptacles, totaling six in all, including a unique choice of recycling batteries as well as a compost container. Game play is charming and intuitive as one simply drags a piece of recycling to be recycled to the correct container, as these bins happily and hungrily eat what they are being served, while a mistake will result in the spitting out of the wrong material. This app is lovingly styled with the delightful humanizing of these recycling bins as cartoony faces, which are included with fun, witty noises that each of these characters makes, hungry to eat recycled materials. –Amy Solomon

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Attack of the Spooklings

 
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Mobile games that offer their players to smash the opponents using nothing but their very fingers were at the very start of the touch-screen revolution, but lately it seems that somewhat counter-intuitive habit of putting buttons on touch-screen has largely rendered the “clean” touch-screen games mostly obsolete. Someone should analyze this trend to some revealing, but ultimately unnecessary results. Regardless, we’re here to talk about Attack of the Spooklings. It’s a fine, but incredibly simple game. How simple? It takes longer to read this sentence than to see the whole game. It’s not surprising, considering that it consists of an astonishing single screen, and single enemy. While I’m all for the games with minimalistic design, they should also be complemented with really incredible gameplay. Attack of the Spooklings is quite exciting for some time, sure, but it simply lacks any sort of complexity to be interesting. –Tony Kuzmin

GP Retro

 
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GP Retro is a racing game that isn’t scared to rock looks of old, and I suspect it is aware of my abject weakness for titles that bring back the wonderful things of days gone by. The game comes at us in glorious 2D, and in this one, retro is no misnomer. The chunky pixels underscore the jittery unsure animations that make these type of games fun to look at. The purposely un-sharp colors were done well, and even the intro pages for the drivers were nicely formatted to fit with the retro look. As for gameplay, it is basically top-down view simulated Grand Prix open-wheel (to start) racing over mostly asymmetrical raceways. Sharp turns characterize the racing; losing control and ending up on grass slows down the race car considerably. There are valuables and power-ups to be collected, as well as hazards to be avoided. –Tre Lawrence

Cross Horizon

 
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Yes, I know: there are a LOT of RPG titles for Android. Can Cross Horizon be one that is worth checking out? The dialogue cutscenes were okay, but where the game really excels is in the “live” action sequences. These graphical representations highlight the fantasy world in rich three dimensional form, with perspectives done quite well. The greenery is not too green, and while the shrubbery won’t be confused for a live wallpaper, they work in the context of the game. The mythical creatures look suitably gruesome, and the animations (especially attacks) are relatively life-like. The entire art presentation makes the game stand out in a positive way. I liked the customization options. At the beginning of the game, I got the opportunity to create a character. Face, skin color, hair type… even the shape of the eye can be tweaked. In a post-racial world (stop and dream with me), options like this signal, to me, the work of a developer that has an eye on details. –Tre Lawrence

Colin McRae Rally Review

Colin McRae Rally Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Colin McRae rally started its life as a PlayStation 1 game, and now it's on iOS. Sadly, there's no accompanying visual upgrade to make it look better on today's Retina screens.

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NASCAR Red Line, from Eutechnyx is a light management and reaction game where you manage a racer through a series of races. Combining elements of a sports management game and reaction game like CSR Racing into a new type of racing game. NASCAR Red Line should be available this summer.

Nikko RC Racer Review

Nikko RC Racer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fun for five minutes, Nikko RC Racer lacks some serious staying power, feeling all too basic.

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Chasing Yello Friends Review

Chasing Yello Friends Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Straightforward and cute, Chasing Yello Friends is also a little lacklustre in terms of content.

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Dash & Bash Review

Dash & Bash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Race against the clock and the dastardly Bash Beaver in this free to try 2D runner.

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