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Now Free: Reckless Racing 2 Free Today - Grab it!

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 5th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Reckless Racing 2 has been one of my favorite arcade racers. It's free today via Free App A Day. When we reviewed it earlier this year we loved it and gave it a Editor's Choice. I highly recommend you grab it if you don't already have it!

The Portable Podcast, Episode 123

Posted by Carter Dotson on February 8th, 2012

Dark Elves aren't evil, they're just misunderstood.

On This Episode:

  • Carter and co-host Rob Rich discuss the current cloning epidemic that continues to spread with games that appear to clone Tiny Tower and Triple Town. As well, they discuss some of the games that they've been playing lately.

  • Who We Are:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Rob Rich, 148Apps
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  • "Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)" by The Eternal - Download on iTunes here:

  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

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    Reckless Racing 2 Review

    Posted by Greg Dawson on February 3rd, 2012
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

    Developer: Pixelbite
    Price: $4.99
    Version: 1.0
    App Reviewed on: iPhone 4

    Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarstar
    User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarstar
    Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarstar
    Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarstar


    There is a reason the original Reckless Racing received an Editor's Choice nod from 148Apps when it first debuted at the end of 2010. It was pure, feel-like-a-kid-again racing with slick controls and fast cars. Reckless Racing 2 is even better. This third-person racer now has more tracks, more modes and more excitement.

    I'm sure from a developer's standpoint racing games with their quick movements are probably one of the most difficult genres to develop. Not only do they have to dial in hairpin turns, they also have to make the driver feel like every turn they make is on a dime. Lag is a racer's worst enemy. The silky smooth physics of Reckless Racing 2 are phenomenal. The car reacts to every touch in an instance without lagging, jigging or chopping along. It's like butter.

    The amount of gameplay is impressive with 24 routes of dirt and street options as well as several modes to choose from, including career, arcade, single, and multiplayer. While I tested out all thoroughly, I'd have to say I got the most out of career and multiplayer.

    Career offered a ton of racing, points, achievements and leaderboard runs while multiplayer gave me the bragging rights (not all the time) of taking pinks against human racers. The one negative I noticed was that the other opponents ghosted in and out and there was a light chop every once in a while. However, it's most likely do to varying reception issues.

    One of the best additions to the newer version is the larger and better selection vehicles and upgrades one can choose from, which is 18 to be exact. They all look very similar to some of the best American muscle and high-end import cars. The upgrades, which can be purchased in the garage, are the usual speed, handling and acceleration options. Some tournaments have specific upgrade requirements and will not let the player race otherwise.

    Reckless Racing 2 improves on all of the original game's features and adds several more goodies such as career mode and car customization. This all combines to make it the best "rubbin's racin'" game on the App Store.