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Silky Smooth Arcade Racer - Unique, Simple, Fast. Set on the smoothest, most detailed landscape yet seen on the iPhone. Youtube Search "Ground Effect iPhone" or follow the link to my site for the gameplay video.

"visually stunning with extremely impressive draw distance and silky smooth framerates... The game has a really great sense of speed and movement as you find yourself bobbing over surfaces trying to make the best time, and level designs are also varied and enjoyable...the game is great fun and has kept me coming back" - TouchArcade

"What stood out to us in this game first and foremost are the stunning graphics. The environments are very beautifully rendered, and the contrails behind your skimmer serve two purposes. One is to give you an idea of the flight path of your opponents, and the other is to look really, really cool" - Slide to Play

"Its pedigree is impeccable. Created by Glenn Corpes, the legendary coder of Bullfrog and EA UK games in the 1990s, it looks great, and the accelerometer controls are a delicate combination of solid and sensitive... Like WipEout, the best levels become somewhat Zen-like" - Pocket Gamer

"Anyone who likes racing games and wants something a little different than the usual auto-racing type of game should check out Ground Effect" - cnet

Ground Effect is one of the most fun, exhilarating, addictive & visually impressive games to arrive at the App Store. Think flying, think driving, think racing, then think again! Skim land and seacapes in your high performance ekranoplan at low altitude and breakneck speed, supported by a cushion of air.

Ground Effect is set on a series of scenic, deserted islands, rich in green foliage and dramatic natural features including steep cliffs, winding coastal paths, blue lagoons and breathtaking skies. On each level, terrain varies between challenging courses dodging between rocks and islets and clinging to winding mountain roads.

Developed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch and inspired by ekranoplan technology, Ground Effect boasts incredible 3D graphic detail and the gameplay itself will appeal to lovers of fast-paced, competitive action games as well as those who prefer something more sedate and relaxing.

- Openfeint Leaderboards and Achievements
- Choice of 10 Ground Effect craft
- Touch or accelerometer controls
- Stunning terrains - courses over land and sea - spanning 70 km2
- Attain speeds of over 400 kmh
- Throttle speed & boost controls
- Replay mode - take over and perfect your performance at any point
- Ghost race - race against your own fastest time
- Free roaming – explore at will
- Huge draw distance
- Sensitive and intuitive flight controls
- Enjoy the in-game music or listen to your iPod

Ground Effect features “A Rock in a Pond”, an amazingly atmospheric track by Diefenbach, from their latest album "Dark Spinner", combined with dramatic sound effects.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Don't Pass This Up!


When this game first came out I passed it up due to the amount of games I own (racing wise). Boy have I been missing out =(, this game is beautiful in every way. The music is professional done, even can be bought in iTunes. The graphics are wonderful and crisp, also pleasant to the eyes. Open Feint is also enabled which is always a plus in my book. Lot's of colorul planes to choices from, plentiful tracks to race on. You can even just fly around peacefully if you want to, no racing at all. Great game for all of us iPhone & iPod Touch users.

Did I mention that this is only the lite version, wow! I am no doubt migrating over to the full paid version with no regrets. Very few games get me to write a review, but when I do it's worth it. Now go enjoy this hidden gem!

Must try: best pure racing experience on iphone


It's no car, plane, automobile, not even a hoovercraft! But all you have to know is that it's an amazing racer with fantastic physics and revolutionary drawing distance on this platform. Fly just above water and land, leap off cliffs and hillsides on 4 tracks and learn to fly these "ekranoplans" without touching the ground or crashing into the stunning scenery.
You have all the freedom to explore the different landscapes and find shortcuts to pass the gates in the shortest time. Now even smoother than before, with added OF for achievements and leaderboards; get your name up there!!!! The full version has even more dramatic scenery and tracks. And I haven't mentioned the 3D option yet...

Beautiful, I'm not a racer fan and I love this game


The lite version of this game with 4 tracks is better than tons of full apps. The replayability to improve on your scores plus open feint score tracking had me coming back for more. I am not a racing fan but the beautiful graphics, scenary, music wonderful controls had me inthralled. If I didn't have other things to do I wouldn't have ever put this down. Don't be fooled with the physics of this game there are plenty of ways to try and improve your score. I haven't even tried the 3d yet. If you don't want to spend money on a great racing game, hands down pick this up. You'll easily spend hours on the 4 tracks provided.


Glenn Corpes
10.3 MB
Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Glenn Corpes Ltd.


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