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Mad Skills BMX Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 16th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MAD SKILLS REQUIRED
Mad Skills BMX is a challenging yet immensely enjoyable BMX racing game, just don't expect to master it within a day.
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E3 Chillingo Hands-on: DrawRace 2

Posted by Blake Grundman on June 16th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Developer RedLynx is well known for their PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade hits Trials and Trials HD.  With the help of Chillingo, the independent studio is looking to follow up their 2009 freshmen release of DrawRace on iOS with a new sequel.  This isn't just any sequel though, it is a MASSIVE update to the game that was number one in the App Store in seventeen countries worldwide.

For those that are unfamiliar with the original iOS game, the title revolved around using your finger to successfully draw your car's path around a race course twice.  The faster you drew, the faster the car would go, while as you also might assume, the slower your drew, the slower your vehicle drove.  Once you had finished drawing your laps the race would then commence with your car facing off against others on the track.  The problem with this game design was that it lacked the actual feedback and input during the actual race process.  This is the reason why in DrawRace 2 there are power boosts that can be used to blast your car far ahead of the competition, pending you use them wisely of course.

As is also very evident, DrawRace 2 has seen a significant graphical overhaul featuring highly detailed cars and lushly populated environments for the game's thirty-two different tracks.  On top of this, I was able to demo the "couch-play" multiplayer mode and found it to be tremendously challenging, yet still entertaining.  Factoring in each of the title's one hundred and eighty different single player challenges, this is the kind of game that will keep players occupied for quite some time.

Check out the trailer for the game below, as well as some early screenshots of what you can expect when the game goes live in the App Store later this July.