When I was having a poke around Applevis I noticed this new release from Marty Schultz and Kidfriendly software which should be of interest to people looking for a racing game. Indeed, I tried it myself and the difficulty is pretty steep.
It has its own Db page here, but for a brief explanation, its an audio game simulating going down a Bobslay run.
point the phone right or left to steer, and either tilt back and forward, or tap with three fingers for speed. As in top speed, the more off to one side the sound of your sledge goes, the closer to the edge of the track. Depending upon the game's difficulty you'll either just bounce off a fence or plummet to your doom.
what makes the game interesting is that controlling the sled is quite a fine tuned matter, indeed acquiring it is something of a skill, and one which it takes time to learn, which is why I thought this one might appeal to people looking for a true racing game (which Blindfold Racer obviously isn't).
There are various different modes available, from short or long tracks to changes in the sharpness of turns, to an endless mode and even an upgrade where you can pickup snowballs for extra points, plus there is a heavy amount of customisation in the settings, including width of the track and whether you instantly lose when you crash into the fence or not.
now, talking about price. You can play the short, 20 second practice modes as much as you like, and the game comes with ten coins that can be used on any of the other modes.
Each category of tracks costs two English pounds to buy, plus an extra 99 p for snowball mode, or the hole lot for five pounds.
I believe in the American version of the game that translates to each category of tracks being 2.5 usd, with the hole lot available at a discount for 7 usd, but I'm not sure since the ap store won't give me an individual price run down.
One thing I will say price wise, is that bare in mind each mode is rather different, especially when you factor in random turns being chucked at you, indeed I don't know at this point if I'll be buying the game myself or not, since while I really admire the mechanics, they're not easy ones to master, and racing games have never been my strong suit .
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)