8 Bit Rally
By Photon Creations
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"A thrilling ride you must experience!" - AppAdvice
"This old school arcade racer has some surprisingly deep mechanics that are sure to please iOS racing junkies." - 148Apps
Revisit the good old days of arcade racers with 8 Bit Rally, the latest game developed by Photon Creations.
Race on tracks all around the world, through some of the harshest and picturesque environments against 19 other competitors all aiming for the prized 8 Bit Cup.
Earn prize money from races, purchase car upgrades & new car models, gaining that edge over the competition.
8 Bit Rally Includes:
* 40 Tracks
40 tracks set over 6 continents. Race through the deserts of Africa, the tundra of Siberia, the jungles of South America, and many more challenging environments.
* Cars & Upgrades
Upgrade your wheels, transmission, and engine to gain the edge over the competition
Choose from a list of car paintjobs across 3 different car models.
* Original Soundtrack
Race while listening to retro tunes made specifically for 8 Bit Rally.
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N.B. You'll often lap the last placed cars, and it won't display a position change when lapping a car.
What's New in Version 1.2
* Universal support
* Minor graphical fixes
The perfect homage to Gremlin's Lotus and Top Gear series; 8 bit Rally is a worthy spiritual sequel, styled for peak nostalgia and playing great to boot. Impressive length and difficulty, simple but satisfying upgrade system; it all works just as a gamer from the '90s remembers it.
It's worth noting the game is better than its score may indicate: many iTunes reviewers fail to grasp the concept of a racing game or what it means to lap an opponent. Lapping is not a glitch, racetracks loop around and it's possible to drive fast enough to see cars still working on the previous lap. That's just how things that are round work.
Better than Outrun!
First of all, to all of the people claiming their is a bug wherein you pass a car, but your position doesn't change ... it's not a bug, it's called 'lapping' -- look it up.
I really like this game and I like it even more that I got it for free. The one issue I have with it is that your opponents constantly try to block you when you try to pass them. This is EXTREMELY frustrating!!! It's even more frustrating when you've just used some NOS and your stupid opponent moves in front of you and you end pushing him forward and losing your boost!!!
brings back arcade memories
Though this game doesn't have some of the features of the old arcade game "outrun" or some of the others, it does provide a great throwback to the old arcade days or even the 8-bit days of racing games. I quite enjoy it so far.
You can hop up your car, get new transmissions and gearing, better engines, tires, and NOS. We definitely didn't have "nos" back in the older days, it was more turbo boost or nitro. You can see some modern influences here, but overall it seems to stick true to the old arcade days.
I hope to see more.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 01, 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 40.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jason Boettcher
- © 2011 Photon Creations
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.