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EA Reckless Racing

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http://www.youtube.c...h?v=PKT8pRhH_88http://www.youtube.c...h?v=LYNsRdOMQ1I

1st vid is slightly out of date.

Android Review

In the real world, racing recklessly is strictly frowned upon.

Just look at the outrage Michael Schumacher caused when he attempted to squeeze Rubens Barrichello into a Hunagrian pit wall at 180mph.

If you're talking video games, though, recklessness is a major plus point. No one wants to play Sensible Racing.

It's easy to see why when the results are as good as they are in Polarbit's Reckless Racing. It's the best racing game on Android, and one of the best games on the platform full-stop.

Brilliant from the top-down

In many ways it's the kind of arcadey top-down experience we've seen before. Even on the relatively sparse Android Market we have the fun Pocket Racing which - on paper - does much of what's on offer here.

It's in the details that Reckless Racing excels. The graphics are sublime, for a start, rendering each redneck car, each pool of water and each tire track beautifully. In addition, it's full of classy little touches like the lap and position information hovering near your car.

This is accompanied by an equally exquisite physics engine, which sees wooden fences splintering upon contact, barrels flung across the tracks, and cars flipping up and onto their roofs with a bit of encouragement.

All this would be for nothing if the racing itself wasn't right, but it's nigh-on perfect. This is tail out, opposite-lock racing at its best, with each of the six redneck-mobiles handling distinctively, and aided by a fine array of control options to suit almost anyone.

Strength in numbers

Reckless Racing's only real issue is a lack of single-player content. There are only five tracks in the game, with each one playable in reverse, and you'll be able to blast through the main Dirt Rally mode in a single short sitting. The AI really doesn't offer much competition, even on Advanced.

Indeed, I'd seen everything single-player had to offer within an hour

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Not showing on the Android Market for me yet :(

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Not showing on the Android Market for me yet :(

That's strange.

It isn't showing in the market for me either, but it was when I checked about 10mins ago :blink:.

Guess they must have pulled it for some reason, probably be back up in a couple hours.

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great little game, I got it for my Galaxy S and iPad

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great little game, I got it for my Galaxy S and iPad

how did you get it for your galaxy s? its not showing up in the market for me

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iPad

I've just spent nearly 2 hours playing multiplayer :woot:. Thumbs are killing.

I set up a room called "UK'ers", which kept out foreign players, so hardly any lag. (you can have upto 4 players).

Its awesome when somebody joins with same skill level, and you just battle between 1st and 2nd on races.

They pulled it on Android, because of download problems, and a few bugs.

It's back up on market for me now though.

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still no sign of it for me :( i wonder if its to do with which part of the world im in...

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still no sign of it for me :( i wonder if its to do with which part of the world im in...

Don't know.. Its on my market just fine

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oh wow so you can't buy ANY paid apps on the android market?

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awesome game, got it on my iphone 4. wish it had more courses though.

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Looks great. I wonder if it will work ok on iphone 2g? :p

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oh wow so you can't buy ANY paid apps on the android market?

not since i moved back to my own country... damn it sucks

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hmm i must say that the music on it is pretty sweet... abit of house music and quite abit of country in it, i wonder how much of the first-time download data it takes up

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i wonder how much of the first-time download data it takes up

I'm not sure, but the "first-time download" is on Android only.

I think its to bypass the install apps to SD card restriction on anything less than 2.2.

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hmm i must say that the music on it is pretty sweet... abit of house music and quite abit of country in it, i wonder how much of the first-time download data it takes up

It takes up about 40mb on my SD card.

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Update released.

- 2 new race tracks:"The Island" (as seen on reckless racing for iPad) and "Frozen Lake".

- 2 new vehicles, "Boss" and "Granny"

Nice one EA :)

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