As promised, Playbox today brought the console racing experience to Tegra 2 devices with the release of Bang Bang Racing THD. This top-down racer, previously available on XBOX 360 and Playstation 3, is one of the soon to be numerous games optimized for multicore phones and tablets. With the added device power comes a level of physics that is yet unknown in mobile gaming.

Let's just hope all that new hotness is worth the relatively high cost. At $7.99 for an introductory price (i.e. the price is going even higher soon) this isn't the cheapest game on the Market, but judging from the gameplay videos it may just earn the price tag.

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Here's a quick breakdown of some of the features of this game:

  • A brand new IP giving you an exclusive home console experience for your mobile device.
  • 8 stunning tracks based on world-wide locations.
  • 4 Racing classes including: Muscle based “N-Dura”, Sports style “Evo GT”, ALPS based “Protech” and open wheel style “Apex”.
  • 20 cars in total with each car having its own handling model and selection of skins.
    Dynamic objects including exploding water, oil and fire barrels, as well as cones and tyres.
  • The game also features, single race, time trial, championship and reverse track modes.
  • In-depth unlockable achievements and leaderboards using Openfeint that lets you see where you rank amongst friends and foes globally.

If you are a fan of racing games and Android, give Bang Bang Racing a try. We'd love to know what you think of it.

Zak Stinson
Zak is a neuroscience student residing in the bread basket of Canada. When not reading or writing Android news, he has been known to partake in dangerous backyard science experiments he is nowhere near qualified to perform. He also loves Thai food.

  • wreckedandjealous

    wish devs would stop the tegra only games...

    I want some sexy games to play on the SGS2 (which is equally as powerful)

  • Mau

    Man this game has some serious potential but the controls are CRAP

    • http://torenveda.com Stefan

      phew, it wasnt just me. I returned it because of the controls. Looks beautiful and runs incredibly well on my Transformer though. I just couldnt get over the controls.

  • Wackadroid

    This game is def not worth eight bones. Playbox wrecked it with moronic controls. Its not even a racing game now. You trace a path for the car. No steering no gas no braking. Playbox, you're fired.

  • Steve

    This game could easily be worth the 8 bucks if they release an update for the controls and add a minimap. Tracing your hand around the screen while trying to learn where to go was a horrible idea and whichever genius decided that should be the only control scheme should be fired. I'm not a big fan of tilt control, but even that would be better than this.

  • Vivec

    Tegra-only games are creating more fragmentation problems. I really wish they would stop that.

    About the game, graphics and gameplay looks terrible, and everyone is complaining about controls. When I want true console expirience, I play Gran Turismo 2 on FPse...

  • Vince

    And the fragmentation continues....

  • Alvin

    Graphics is awesome, gameplay is marred by horrible controls.

    I've emailed the developers and they have indicated that they will be implementing more control schemes in the future update.