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When the PlayStation 2 slim released in late 2004, I desperately wanted one. Of course, so did every other kid on the block. Those weren’t just the days of golden gaming, they were the days of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. There was nothing like a game of getting away from the highway patrolmen in a fast car. Even if it wasn’t real, there was a certain thrill to the game. That’s just how the Need for Speed games make you feel: like you’re there, in the car, fighting for freedom of the coastal roads with your Lamborghini Murcielago. Preferably the green one.

Then, last year, the new, revamped Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit came to the iPad and iPhone. I thought it’d be the best day of my life once again. Sadly, while the game was fun, the experience wasn’t as good as the first two in the series and I completed the game within a week. But EA has returned this year with yet another reconditioned title — Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It’s on all the major consoles and iOS, so why not buy it? Well …


It’s Game Week here at iPad.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!

If you’re looking for a racing game that stands out from the crowd and is highly addicting, Slingshot Racing could be the perfect fit. With a style that harkens back to the days when arcade games were popular, but also reminiscent of the Angry Birds series, Slingshot Racing will leave you wanting more.

So, does this game have the potential to be as popular as Cut the Rope or Temple Run? Read on to decide if you’ll be sleeping at the wheel or racing to the finish line! (more…)

There are many racers out there for iOS that all have their own unique mechanics. This however, is a pretty different one from the bunch. With a top-down view and arcade-style gameplay, this isn’t what you’d expect from a fully-fledged racer.

Mini Motor Racing is a fast-paced frenzy to the finish in small, chubby vehicles that scream cuteness. It has solid visuals, great gameplay and a heck of a load of fun in store. Is it good enough to oppose other similar games like Reckless Getaway? Let’s find out. (more…)

The first thing that needs to be said about this game is that it’s miles off what you’re expecting. Literally.

A new take has been put on racing for iOS in CSR Racing. It’s more of a test of rhythm than anything else, as you have no control of the direction, only the speed of the car in very brief races that will never exceed the minute mark. Is this mechanic too much of a change to appeal to any racing fan? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Many of us thought that racing games peaked in terms of performance with the previous installment of the series, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline. That’s a huge misjudgement when compared to this incredible racer. Games like Real Racing 2 and it’s predecessor have now got some serious competition graphically.

Asphalt 7: Heat is the newest instalment in the Asphalt series that has made a name for itself on the iOS platform. It has fast-paced and graphically intense gameplay that will keep you constantly at the edge of your seat. Let’s take a look further into this awesome racer. (more…)

One of the premises of Burnout is that instead of racing your opponents to the finish line, you make sure that they never get there in the first place. This is through the art of the takedown, where you smash into opponents cars to clear them from your path. Burnout Crash! operates on a similar basis, however you simply have to smash into cars and buildings to gain millions of dollars worth of damage.

Criterion’s Burnout series is one that I have much love for. I’ve put hour after hour into playing some of their incredible hits on the PS2 such as Point of Impact and Takedown. When I sat down with the app for the first time, my expectations were high. But will the app live up to the bar set by its older siblings? (more…)

I’d like to precursor this review by making it very clear that I’m a huge fan of everything produced by Bjango. They have a unique style of application development that always stands out from the crowd, with a range of excellent software.

With their latest release – Sideways Racing – Bjango is taking a step away from their roots in utility/information apps, producing their first game. Based on the quality of previous work, I was thoroughly excited to give it a try.

Read on to find out a little more about Sideways Racing, and see how it stacks up!