21
Feb
flashout

We had the promise of a WipEout-style game in the past, but that never seemed to materialize. As sad at that makes us all, we now have something that looks equally as good: Flashout 3D. At first blush, Flashout actually reminds me quite a bit of Riptide GP, as well as F-Zero, with the addition of weapons. Because blowing stuff up is fun.

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The similarities really end there between those two, though. Flashout is a pure hovercraft racing game at its core, with intense graphics, fast gameplay, and the other stuff that makes hover-racers fun. It also support controllers, but there's a catch (or two): it's only for ZeeMote, and the controller-compatible version is a separate app. It costs a dollar more than the non-ZeeMote version, too. That's a bit shady if you ask us, as they could've easily been one app. Plus, if you buy the two-dollar version now, but get a ZeeMote later in time, you'll have to buy the app all over again. And pay more for it. Boo! That's just a bad model.

Still, if you can get past the shady money-grab, the game is pretty fun. You can find both versions below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • QwietStorm

    Looks exactly like Wipeout, polygon for polygon. How can they...whatever.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      shh, don't get this taken away on us, at least not until we have a real WipEout!

      • Al McDowall

        +1 to this Mr E!!!

  • Mithra

    Surely Wipeout with guns is... Wipeout?

  • Adam92Wilkins

    so is sixaxis usable on this app? or is it purely gyroscope turning?

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      interested in this as well. the whole thing of buying a separate version for different controllers is pretty whack

      • Al McDowall

        *wack

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    There are a lot of things that don't make sense in this world, but chief among them is why there's not a WipEout game on every freakin' game system out there! :)

  • QuanahHarjo

    ...man, that's blatant. Wonder if Triaxis and Feizaar are teams in this... :-P. Even worse...pay to play AND IAPs.

  • dontpanicbobby

    As much as I loved wipeout why should I give them $2.00 without any kind of trail version? What if the controls suck on my device? I just don't get it.

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