If you're not familiar with Vector Unit, you should be - they're responsible for such Android racing hits as Riptide GP and Shine Runner. Their latest title, Beach Buggy Blitz, has the player racing through a pristine tropical wonderland. You'll see white beaches, verdant forests and adorable local wildlife, all of which will be crushed under the tires of your 4-wheel-drive PETA-punisher of choice. Like Shine Runner, there are no opponents - just get the best time. Powerups augment multiple vehicles and racers for a surprisingly complete experience. Those of you who aren't fans of touchscreen controls will be glad to know that Beach Buggy Blitz supports tilt controls and external gamepads.
For the moment, the game is exclusive to Nvidia Tegra-powered devices. (Nexus 7 owners, rest easy - the developers explicitly give a shout out to Google's favorite tablet in the app description.) Those with Tegra 3 tablets and smartphones should be able to make the most of the graphics and physics, but older Nvidia-powered devices are also showing as compatible. It's limited to single-player mode, but you can shares high scores online. The game is free with in-app purchases (sigh), and should be updated for a wider variety of Android devices in the near future.