Real Racing HD
By Electronic Arts
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Real Racing HD offers the most realistic racing experience available on iPad. With all the content of the iPhone version plus enhanced features, graphics and gameplay to take full advantage of what iPad and iOS4.2 are capable of, this is hand-held racing like you’ve never seen before. Are you ready for all the excitement, competition and glory that only real championship racing can deliver?
★ 5/5 - Appletell: “Real Racing HD is iPad racing at its best”
★ 5/5 - MacLife: “Sharp, detailed visuals with a great sense of speed. Excellent tilt controls”
★ 4/4 - Slide to Play “possibly the most visually impressive game available on the App Store”
★ 4.5/5 - Macworld: “Real Racing HD and the iPad were basically made for each other”
★ 8.5/10 – IGN: “the entire game has been bumped to the next level… Real Racing HD is simply stunning”
✓ NEW ► Online multiplayer via Game Center
✓ NEW ► Optimized for iOS4.2 including multitasking
✓ NEW ► View achievements and leaderboards through Game Center
✓ Optimized for iPad with awesome, realistic controls and beautiful graphics
✓ 12 stunning, unique tracks
✓ Massive single player career mode. Win 76 events to unlock 48 cars.
✓ Local multiplayer via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
✓ Time Trial mode with ‘Ghost Car’ option
✓ Global online leagues and leaderboards via cloudcell.com
✓ Cockpit or external camera view
✓ Watch instant replays and auto-upload to YouTube
✓ Touch or tilt to steer with highly realistic and intuitive controls
✓ Customize your ride with your own images or choose from a range of car skins
✓ Play songs from your personal music library while racing
RACE IT YOUR WAY
Real Racing HD now has 6 game modes. Get behind the wheel for a Quick Race or work your way up from rookie to world champion in the massive Career Mode. Slice off another split second in Time Trial, join an Online League or challenge friends and rivals in Local or all-new Online Multiplayer via Game Center*. However you want to play, Firemint Real Racing is the most realistic and fun iPad racer yet!
REALISTIC RACING EXPERIENCE
Real Racing HD is optimized for iPad with beautiful track environments and carefully detailed cars, as well as exceptionally smooth graphical performance and console-quality 3D sound effects. Tear through forests, seaside circuits and burning deserts, with the roar of the engine and the sound of an adoring crowd in your ears! Surface variations including asphalt, grass, gravel and chicanes affect vehicle speed, responsiveness and handling. It’s the most exhilarating and realistic racing experience on iPad!
NEW ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
Log in to Game Center to compete in real-time against friends and rivals from around the world in all-new 4-person online multiplayer* races! Invite friends to race, or be matched against other players automatically. Challenge friends to a 6-person game on your local Wi-Fi network, or go head-to head over Bluetooth. Find out who the REAL champion is…
CUSTOMIZE YOUR CAR
Select a control scheme and adjust brake assist and auto-accelerate to suit your style. Choose an existing skin for your car or wrap your car in a picture from your Photo Album!
*Game Center requires iOS4.2 and an internet connection. Online features require an internet connection.
Buckle in and get set for the most exhilarating racing experience on iPad - treat yourself and buy Real Racing HD now, or surprise a friend and “Gift This App”. With Real Racing HD, the race is in your hands!
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What's New in Version 1.04
OPTIMIZED FOR iOS4.2 - ONLINE MULTIPLAYER VIA GAME CENTER
✓ Online multiplayer via Game Center for up to 4 players!
✓ Invite friends with Real Racing HD to play via Game Center.
✓ Option to be auto-matched by Game Center to random Real Racing HD players anywhere in the world.
✓ Use any combination of invitations and auto-matching for up to 4 people.
✓ Optimized for iOS4.2 with multitasking and improved quick save/resume.
✓ Minor bug fixes and improvements – thanks for your feedback! To make suggestions, report problems or ask questions, please visit firemint.com/support as we can’t reply to reviews on the App Store.
Please note: Game Center requires iOS4.2 and an internet connection.
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Starting with the visuals, this app is good, but not great. It looks like the goal was to create the sense of "being there", and as such, a lot of detail was put into the game. However, from the point of having previously played the sequel to this game, it's clear as to which was optimized for the Retina display and which was not. The jaggies are far more obvious here, but if a person is tolerant, the game play is decent. I'm not that far along with the race accomplishments at this point, but I feel that I got a fair return for what the game cost... but what makes the sequel really good is absent. Watching replays isn't much fun because it looks like the cars are floating above the surface. It also doesn't appear as though there is any way to "buy" more advanced cars or to outfit them with options as in version HD2. The tracks thus far seem sufficiently intimidating, so I'll proceed with the races and be content with that, but it's not as likely that I'll replay the races repeatedly as I've done with HD2. It's fair to say that I'm in a "holding pattern" until I can get a download of version III... that should be a really really great game. In hindsight, it surely appears that the developers paid attention with each release, with better everything resulting. If there were a star rating just for the people who create this game, they would all get all the stars available. I would recommend this game, just not as enthusiastically as the sequel/s.
Stay clear, this is abandonware. Spend your money elsewhere!
To be honest, RealRacing HD is the best conceived and designed racing game I've ever played anywhere. However, that makes the true facts all the more painful and disappointing to behold. A core functionality of the game is broken beyond the ability of the user to fix and Firemint shows no apparent interest, or effort, to rectify the situation. You cannot sync to Firemints servers at Cloudcell to post TT times, league race results or to obtain new league seasons or races. All you get is a sync error message. Multiple efforts on the part of MANY users has failed to get Firemint staff to address (or even acknowledge) this problem. The last posting from a Firemint employee of their GetSatisfaction page, regarding this issue was 6 months ago!
While I hate to take to take the "low road" method of carrying my grievance to the App Store Reviews, they have left me with no other choice. Most importantly, I don't want any one else to waste their hard-earned cash on this product until it's either repaired or the price is revised in accordance with its diminished functionality.
Off to a good start
I've installed a few racing games (NFS Shift and GT Racing) and I've got to say this racer has the most responsive steering and thus giving it the best control over other games. While the game doesn't have tweaks like upgrading or changing parts, it doesn't need them. Some games have those options and they are utterly useless and you don't actually notice any difference. The engine upgrades in NFS Shift do give you a dramatic changes to your speed (along with the NOS boosts) but the controls are not quite there so you are tilting to some insane degree and just fighting to stay in control. Also in other games you feel like you are floating (especially thru S turns) while this game gives you definite control into those corners. Hopefully, the developer can open the game more to different modes, car models, etc. Only time will tell.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 17, 2010
- Version: 1.04
- Size: 160 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: EA Swiss Sarl
- © 2010 Firemint. All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.