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Compulsive Entertainment’s high-octane arcade racer, Adrenaline, has now made its way to the App Store following a successful launch on Google Play. It’s a ton of challenging, fast-paced fun, boasting easy-to-learn controls and a varied selection of tracks to master.
There are two different modes to take on: Quick Race and Career. Of the two, you’ll likely spend most of your time working through the 9 Career races. Tracks here range from tight bridges to hazardous mountainsides, and the difficulty curve throughout is smooth and fair. By the time you reach the later levels, you’ll be well on your way to mastering tight corners and other such tricky manoeuvres.
It’s been this way for a while now, but playing Hot Wheels Infinite Loop really highlights a big issue with free-to-play mobile racing games: They suck. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying going for realism, cart racing, or arcade nonsense, they’re all bad, and mostly in the same way.
Last week, Rush Rally 3 got updated with live events, and it’s one of the best things to happen to racing games on mobile. Prior to this update, the game already had multiplayer, but live events are more convenient in the sense that it’s somewhat asynchronous.
Instead of having to wait to match with other players in a lobby in order to play with them, live events allow the entire Rush Rally 3 community compete for the best time across six courses. This operates almost exactly like the game’s Career Mode, except you’re competing against human players and the events last a few days.
It’s a really genius move, as it makes sure you’ll basically never run out of Rush Rally 3 to play. There will always be a new event and new times to beat. If you aren’t quite up to snuff on your rally racing skills, you can also choose to frame your times in competition with your facebook friends instead of the global player charts.
In order to access live events, though, it will cost you a little money ($1.99). This seems more than reasonable though, as it adds a tremendous amount of replayability, and the good kind, too. As opposed to free-to-play racers that want you to grind or pay to become competitive, I found Rush Rally 3’s live events something I could immediately hop into and post respectable times, and I look forward to doing so again for the next event.
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With the recent release of Rush Rally 3, it's easy to be excited about mobile driving games. Figuring out what games in this genre are worth picking up, on the other hand, is a whole other story.
Forget things like the Asphalt series, CSR Racing 2, or Need for Speed No Limits. Those games all may promise fast and fun cars, but they are all compromised experiences at best, not to mention the fact that they're all free-to-play. Check out these picks for the best premium driving experiences available on the App Store.
“Absolute Drift feels positively incredible when you finally learn to coast around a corner in a perfect arc, but doing this takes quite a bit of practice and feels nigh impossible without a controller. If you happen to have an MFi controller handy and a bit of patience though, it can be a really rewarding experience that feels completely unlike any other driving game on the App Store.”
Assemble at the starting buoy, rev your jet skis and get ready for some high-speed, seafaring fun. Aqua Moto Racing 2 is now available on Android. When it was first released on iOS the game managed to earn an impressive 85% on Metacritic. Now Swedish developer Zordix is hoping to match that success with the new-and-improved Android version.
Personal watercraft (PWC) racing games are a rarity, and it makes a refreshing change to the usual tarmac strips and snarling whips of F1. As you’d expect, in Aqua Moto Racing 2 your main mission is to win. Compete in successive races around challenging courses, unlocking and modifying PWCs as you go. There are 48 courses in all, set in sunny island locales with water bluer than Sonic. The courses are spread across 14 championships, giving you a real sense of progression as you conquer each one.
Big news dropped this week as Gameloft announced they’ve soft launched Asphalt 9: Legends in the Philippines. This has caused quite a stir primarily because the Asphalt games are among some of the best-looking racing games on the App Store. Heck, you might have already started looking at screenshots and are wondering if you should make a Philippines App Store account just to check it out for yourself. Well, if you are, I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t, and here’s why:
We're all still playing quite a bit of Disc Drivin' 2 over here at 148Apps, and we've gotten pretty good at it. Now that we've spent some more time with the game and unlocked more powerups, check out some of these more advanced tips:
Switch it up on the fly
So you may know you can switch between powerups in a match of Disc Drivin' 2, but did you know you can also do it while your disc is in motion? It operates the exact same way as when you're standing still, but you've got to be quick to change your powers and use them while on the move. This is a good skill to practice, because you switching from a boost to a brake at the right time to prevent a falloff could make the difference between winning and losing a match.
Disc Drivin’ 2 is not your normal racer. Its turn-based gameplay and disc-based antics make for a really unique gameplay experience that might not be so easy to handle at first. Rest assured though, if you keep these tips in mind, you’ll be shuffling around the track with the best of them in no time:
Take your time
In a racing game, speed and quick reflexes are your friend, but in Disc Drivin’ 2, that’s not quite as important. In fact, rushing through your turn can easily lead to you making poor shots or invalidating all of your progress. Using all of your camera options available to you at the start of a turn is a good habit to form, and one that can make sure your prepared when you make your shot.
Blocky Racing has zoomed onto the App Store and Google Play this week, bringing with it plenty of classic kart racing shenanigans that will take you straight back to your childhood. If you’ve found yourself hooked on games like Mario Kart or Crash Team Racing, do yourself a favor and give Blocky Racing a go.
Blocky Racing is a kart racer in its purest form. Collect power ups to unlock weapons like missiles, or shields to give yourself some cover. Stir up as much trouble as possible to scoot yourself across the finish line in first place. Anything goes here, so don’t be afraid to pull out all of the stops. Just be careful—carts can lose blocks when they take damage, and will ultimately fall apart if they lose too many.