23
Jun
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It's been just over a year since FishLabs released its Tegra HD-exclusive title Galaxy on Fire 2, which provided both impressive graphics and a surprising amount of depth. Now we have a slightly less futuristic-weaponry, slightly more glossy-metal title to check out, with FishLabs' newest creation, Sports Car Challenge. As you'd expect from the title, this game features a decent selection of the shiniest and fastest four-wheeled polygons around.

The list:

- Audi TTS Coupé
- Bentley Continental GT V8
- Bentley Continental Supersports ISR
- Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
- Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
- Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
- Porsche 911 Carrera S
- Porsche Cayman R
- Volkswagen Scirocco R

FishLabs promises realistic physics and authentic motoring audio effects, along with an accompanying inventory of add-on cosmetics for your vehicles. Additionally, there appears to have been a great amount of attention paid to vehicle interiors, adding to the credibility of that first-person view diehard racing fans gravitate towards. See for yourself in the (iOS) video below:

The game is not without a blemish or two on its paintwork, however, as many downloaders are reporting compatibility issues with their phones, despite assurances by the developer of it working fine on a wide array of devices. Couple this with a large download of several hundred megabytes, and you get some rather disgruntled commenters. The game is free to download, as was the aforementioned Galaxy on Fire 2, so at least you're not risking much by trying it out.

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
  • boardy

    Was going to try it out but why does it need permissions for gps and worst of all permission to use services that cost you money.

    • Matej Čurilla

      agree, I went and flagged that game. I was also about to install it but.... it can read your contacts, make calls, fine gps location....

      Smells fishy

      • miso_sori

        Yup, too many permissions for me too.

      • Common Sense

         Seriously, you flagged it? I can guarantee you it's not some evil scheme cooked up by thieves to charge you money without you knowing...

        GPS? Likely for targeted ads or related data. Services that cost you money? Since it's free, it's probably pay-to-unlock the full version.

        • Matej Čurilla

          read what permissions it requires, it wants your contacts, and make phone calls.... etc... that is not normal scheme

          and I am quite sure that based on my flagging they wont just delete that app, but I will feel better after somebody will check it.
          And, unless you are developer of that app, you cannot guarantee it.

          • Not enough minerals

            yep. it's stupid how some games feel more like trojans than games nowadays. and it takes two of these to slow some phones to a crawl with useless services. that sucks because some of the games that use this stupid strategy are actually pretty good. i'd much rather pay a couple of bucks for them instead.

            thing is this shit didn't even work on my phone. i just get a black screen. i wanna see it working so i just revoked all the shady permissions using cm7.2

  • Not enough minerals

    looks good, but even from the video i can call bullshit on the "realistic physics" claim.
    still, i welcome any game of this kind. love sim-oriented racing games
    downloading data now.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Just a black screen and music on my Samsung Fascinate.

    • Rutger Geerolf

       Black screen on my Galaxy Nexus also :/ will delete it now I found out those
      suspicious permissions.

  • Spydie

    not compatible either with my Transformer Prime nor my Samsung Galaxy 2 7" tablets.  Suck me

    • Gladgura

      Not true. it works flawlessly on the Prime. My suggestion is to install app eles where and backup the .apk, then side-load it onto the T Prime 

  • Adam

    Incompatible with the Thrive. What a surprise.

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