Sailboats do not have a reputation for being particularly exciting, but the new game from Infinite Dreams is looking impressive anyway. In Sailboat Championship, you can run a different kind of race than you're used to. Basically, this title is a little more leisurely than the typical racing game.

You'll be racing against computer-controlled boats in various stunning environments. What this game lacks in speed, it makes up for in atmosphere. The water shimmers flows realistically, putting your device's hardware to good use. There are towering rock faces, reflections, and even inclement weather. There are also a ton of courses, boats, and achievements to unlock.

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Sailboat Challenge should work on most modern devices, but it has been specially optimized for the Samsung Galaxy S III (so says the developer). It's not clear if that means the Exynos or Snapdragon version - or maybe it's not even true. This one is $1.99 in the Play Store if you're interested.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • fsrdh

    Why didn't they go the pirate path? Arrrr!

  • PalmerAdam

    Infinite Dreams' apps have a history of becoming amazon's free app of the day...if you are into crappy app stores

    • TheMagus84

      You called it, It was the Free App Of The Day today.... :)

  • anonymous coward

    "Sailboats do not have a reputation for being particularly exciting" ... I see you've never been on one.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I think we should read it as "Sailboat games." Which would be true. I've never really been on a real sailboat, but it does look like it would be fun.

  • boriqua2000

    it's not compatible with the Galaxy Note 2.. that blows.

  • DeadSOL

    It's hard. Really, really hard. Most of the times, you don't know which way the sail faces and then you can't judge how to steer and move the boat.

    The graphics are great on the Galaxy S3 and it runs smoothly. I just wish it were a little simpler to understand and play. I actually had to play the two Tutorial levels twice to understand what any of it meant!