iPhone Game Friday: Racing Games

This week’s Game Friday sees us round up 5 different racing games from the App Store. The aim is to keep this as varied as possible as I’m sure that not all of you like standard driving games, so we have included some racing games with a difference including the excellent DrawRace along with Uphill Rush 2.

Check out the roundup below and let us know your favourite racing games in the comments.

Mad Car

Mad Car

Mad Car

We start this week with a brand new release from Chinese developers Colorme. Mad Car is a colourful top-down driving game where you cause carnage (and gain points) by shooting cars, pedestrians and police officers while avoiding crashing into anything.

Cleverly using the iPhone’s motion sensor (shake iPhone to jump) along with the standard D-Pad controls, the game is a non-stop action packed shooter testing your ability to drive and shoot accurately.

Price: $1.99
Developer: Colorme
Download: App Store

Uphill Rush 2

Uphill Rush 2

Uphill Rush 2

Another game in the stunt-bike/racing genre, Uphill Rush combines stunning cartoon environments with the iPhone’s clever control system. Jump through hoops and collect coins to progress through the 8 different cups and both versus and time-trial game modes.

If you’re feeling confident you can shake the device to perform stunts as you race as you try and earn enough to unlock the other vehicles to race. There is a free version with just one level to try out before you purchase.

Price: $1.99
Developer: SPIL Games
Download: App Store

Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

An excellent port of one of the best console driving games, Need for Speed Shift gives you fantastic graphics, licensed cars and Wi-Fi multiplayer. Take control of one of 20 fully licensed cars, across one of 18 tracks in both Quick Play and Career Mode.

There is lots to do, and how you race results defines your drivers persona. The lifespan of this game is pretty much endless as there are 6 multiplayer modes and a ton of badges to unlock. Definitely one of EA’s stronger points.

Price: $6.99
Developer: Electronic Arts
Download: App Store

Waterslide Extreme

Waterslide Extreme

Waterslide Extreme

To keep things as varied as possible, I thought I would include this waterside racer based on the Barclaycard TV advert. Controls are simple, you tilt the iPhone left and right to steer yourself down the waterside, collecting points along the way while trying to beat your previous time.

There are 9 levels and also the ability to control first and third person views, so the game will keep you occupied for a while. It’s also free and good fun so you really cannot complain!

Price: Free
Developer: Dare Digital
Download: App Store

DrawRace

DrawRace

DrawRace

Finally this week is another game with something different. DrawRace is a game where you race by drawing (funny that…) your route around the track with your finger. As we are seeing more of lately, the game has beautiful graphics and with 20 beautiful levels, including a multiplayer, there is a lot to like about the game.

Most of all it’s just fun, especially when you take on 2 mates in the same room as you in a manic race. Share your results online and try and become the best driver in the world.

Price: $2.99
Developer: RedLynx
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

Have you found any great games this week that you want to share with everyone? Let us know in the comments sections below!

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