Racing Game Archive

Real Racing 3 Update Brings Car Customizations

The latest update to Real Racing 3 has hit the App Store and is usually the case, Electronic Arts has crammed a lot of goodies into it.  The big items in this release include car customisation, a photo mode and several new cars to go toddling around the various tracks in the game.

The car customisation feature is one that many have asked EA for to create their own look & feel to their cars.  Now you can add things like vinyls, adjust the ride height and create some awesome looking paint jobs to any of your cars (at a cost of gold within the game).  Once you have created your custom look, you can use the new photo mode to take photos of your cars as well as your driving in action.  The new photo mode has filters that allow you to tweak and customise your photos which you can then share on Facebook or Twitter.

Then there are the new cars.  EA always gives players new cars when they update Real Racing 3 and this is no exception.  This update brings the Aston Martin DB9, Vanquish and the almighty V12 Vanquish S to the game.

EA has put together a great little video to show you the highlights of these new features

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Real Racing 3 (Universal App) – Free (In-App Purchases) – Download Now

Real Racing 3 – The Ultimate Racing Game for Any Platform [Review]

Real Racing 3, one of the most anticipated game releases for iOS for some time, has finally hit the App Store for download.  The photorealistic tracks and cars are real courses, brands and models respectively, making this version of Real Racing the most realistic racing game for iOS available.  Having been a long time racing game player on Xbox – F1 2012, Forza, etc – Real Racing 3 in many ways is better than a console game purely from a graphics perspective.

Interestingly, Electronic Arts has made Real Racing 3 a “Freemium” game meaning that the game itself is free but there are limitations in the game which you have to make in-app purchases to get around those limitations.  This model is nothing new – most of the top games in the App Store have this exact same model and, having played Real Racing 3 for a few hours now you can do a lot of racing without making a single in-app purchase.  But you have to be patience for things like repair times or when a car can become available after you purchase it, etc.

Let’s start with the basics:  Real Racing 3 is a whopping 750MB download.  Yes, all those pretty graphics come at a price, namely storage space on your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod Touch.  EA recommends that you have at least 2GB free space on your device to play the game as it will need to do a lot of graphics caching to work properly (i.e. frame rates).  You will have to download it via iTunes or via WiFi from your device directly.  The game is supported on the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, iPad 2, iPad 3rd & 4th generation, iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation, and iPad Mini.  The afore in-app purchases range in price from $1.99 to $19.99.

Racing Circuits of Real Racing 3

One of the big changes to Real Racing 3 over previous versions of the game is the inclusion of real racing circuits.  These race tracks include some of the most famous from around the world and the FireMonkey development team of EA spent hundreds of hours at the actual tracks to get the details right.  That work paid off – for you.  Now you can race on circuits such as Mazda Raceway Leguna Seca (USA), Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Silverstone (England), Indianpolis Motor Speedway (USA), Suzuki Circuit (Japan) and Hockenheimring (Germany) just to name a few.  Having these real course pulls you even further into the racing experience where you get to figure out how to control the car through the almighty

Real Racing 3 has real tracks from around the world

Real Racing 3 has real tracks from around the world

Eau Rouge turn at Spa for example.  If you are a Formula 1 fan, ALMS or World Endurance fan, you will smile when you get to race around one of these circuits.

The work the FireMonkey team put into getting these circuits accurate is evident the first lap you turn at them.  The textures of the circuits are superb and the surrounding backgrounds of the circuits are accurate to the finest level.  Once you see one of the tracks you will quickly figure out where the bulk of the 750MB download came from on the install.  But it is worth it.

There are other little detailed improvements to the game like a working rear view mirror in the cars.  This is thanks to the Mint 3  Engine that is being used to render the graphics being able to keep up with the game play.

Jumper Buggy – An Original Action/Simulation Game With A Unique Gameplay

Virtual Vision today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Jumper Buggy 1.0, its new gaming title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Introducing unique gameplay different from classic games, Jumper Buggy comes with a completely new game concept and originality. Drive a buggy that can jump over obstacles in an infinite and beautiful world, perform acrobatic jumps, automatically fires missiles against enemies, collect items to increase your score and get super power.

Another key feature of the game is the advanced physics simulation of the car, giving the player the real sensation of driving a real car with realistic suspensions, damping and drifting – with complete destruction – of the car. Destroy mines and cannons, run distance, and collect items to accomplish the different achievements levels. Jumper Buggy fully supports RETINA display, and deliver a high graphics experience for the player.

Jumper buggy integrates Game Center to submit and share score online. It also integrates Facebook to share score with friends. If you are really tired from classic simulation and action game available online and you want to experience a new and original gameplay with high graphics then Jumper Buggy ScreenshotJumper Buggy is what you are looking for. Jumper buggy is a universal IOS game, grab a copy for iphone/ipod ipad with a single payment.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal Application
* 34.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Jumper Buggy 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Experience the thrill of High Speed Racing with MotoSikeO

Would you like to speed through traffic filled highway roads with the ability to control your speed? Now you can with MotoSikeO, a brand new app launched for the iPhone and iPad by the developer SpinIsland. Race to the end line while avoiding obstacles, cars and trucks! See if you can best the time and score of other riders.

MotoSikeO is a new motorcycle racing game that challenges you more than any other motorcycle racing game available today. The game’s artificial intelligence makes the game more difficult the better you get, so you always stay on the edge of your seat. While you think you’re playing the game, it’s really playing you, throwing more obstacles in your way the further you progress.

The objective of the game is to race to the finish line, scoring points for passing other vehicles as fast as possible without crashing. Finish with a faster time and you’ll score more bonus points. MotoSikeO was developed with excellent 3D graphics and the most natural turning feel of any motorcycle game available today.

Features include:
* Amazing 3D graphics. Try driving through the covered gas stations
* Dynamic artificial intelligence continues to make the game more challenging no matter how good you get
* Responsive control: it drives and feels like a real motorcycle
* Speed control by tilting the device forward and backward
* Turning control by tilting the device left and right
* Wheelie the bike by tap-and-hold anywhere on the screen, causing the bike to accelerate to maximum velocity
* Progress indicator so you know where you are on the course at all times
* Leader board so you can see how good you are compared to everyone else
* Top speed of 150 mph by tilting forward
* Top speed of 180 mph when doing a wheelie
* Extra points for passing a vehicle while doing a wheelie
* Extra points the faster you complete the course
* The course is 25 miles in length

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 72.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MotoSikeO 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games->Racing category.

Get MotoSikeO (Universal App) by Spin Island in the App Store