It's been a while since we've heard from HyperDevBox, maker of the ExZeus arcade shooters. This time we're getting a different kind of game from the developer – racing. Specifically, the Indy 500 in this officially licensed arcade racer.

INDY 500 Arcade Racing puts you in the driver's seat of an open-wheeled Indycar blasting around one of the most famous race tracks in the world. True, it's a giant oval, but that just means you can go really fast. There are 33 cars to choose from in INDY 500 Arcade Racing, and your particular vehicle will level up as you win races. In addition to single-player, there's local Bluetooth multiplayer, which seems a little old-fashioned these days.

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The gameplay video is rather impressive. INDY 500 Arcade Racing looks like a realistic take on racing, and the graphics seem solid (it has about 100MB of game data). INDY 500 Arcade Racing is available for $1.99 right now, a modest decrease from the eventual price of $2.29. The Play Store listing does indicate the presence of in-app purchases, though. Update: Turns out the dev made a mistake when uploading the game – there are no in-app purchases after all.

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  • Renan Lazarotto

    Looks promising.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Now THIS looks interesting, how about NASCAR too?

  • WhoaManWtF

    I wish Android gave a list of all of the contained IAPs like apple does in their app store...As of now I can't bring myself to purchase any paid game when I see that IAP warning until I see a review that list all of them..

    • Ryan

      As stated in the article update, it was actually a mistake. Even the dev commented here as well. There are no IAP's.

  • hyperdevbox

    Hi everyone and thank you for sharing the news about "INDY 500 Arcade Racing" , I would like to clarify ..there is no InApp in the game, it was only a mistake in the manifest file uploaded to the store , We have now fixed the problem...in "INDY 500 Arcade Racing" you do unlock content and achievement as you play not...as you pay ^^

    • Aaron Hafitz

      Moga support?

      • hyperdevbox

        At this first time release, We have support for external USB controller only (beside virtual pad and of course Gyro) but we will be adding support for more controller, Moga is planned.

        • WhoaManWtF

          Once you add Moga Pro support you will have my purchase!

        • primalxconvoy

          The new Moga pro power has HID mode. I think this is basically the same as a standard (usb) controller for android in this mode, right. I live in Japan, so if you need help with this, let me know. I've already just mailed you.

          • hyperdevbox

            Yes, every USB type of controller should be supported already out of the box since we have a "remapping button" for external controller in the option screen (default are set for xbox360 type). primalxconvoy thanks for the support offer, the development team will review your email on Monday and let you know in case they need your help ^^

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

      Thanks for clarifying.

      • hyperdevbox-2

        Fuck you!

    • Aaron Hafitz

      Cool game from what I tried ...can't wait for update to support moga. Nice work!

      • primalxconvoy

        The game description says that it supports hardware controllers. Does it not support Moga, even n HID mode?

    • Kenneth

      Just based on that, bought it. No time to play as a new father, but games without IAP needs to be supported.

      • hyperdevbox

        We thank you for that support..and congratulation on being a new father^^

  • Alessandro Moraes dos Santos

    The Front Formula Indy same Olds F1 Front Formula Cars

  • Godspoken

    Aren't they the ones who released Android ports of Idea Factory SRPGs? Odd game to see from the same dev.

    • hyperdevbox

      Yes, We are the same developer, we have 2 product lines, full game RPG in collaboration with Idea Factory and original action games like "ExZeus","ExZeus2" or "Indy500 Arcade Racing" ^^

  • Himmat Singh

    Wow. I'm a racing nut and now genuinely regretting going over to ios. I love me some single sweater racing!

  • embql

    I think i know where the inspiration came from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indianapolis_500:_The_Simulation

    Kickass game, pretty realistic too, year 1989 taken into account!
    So far, it looks like the cars in this new game are drifting when they turn?

    • hyperdevbox

      The video is actually showing a car with tires in very bad shapes but "grip" factor can be set from the garage (and more points can be distributed as you level-up your car), a new set of fresh tires is changed also during the pitstop time.

  • Adek Zakk

    so arcadish!

    • dude

      honestly I'm not into sim racing on a 4.7" screen device,

  • Kashmieer

    It supports my bluetooth gamepad. So yeah, It will probably support moga too now.

  • Matthew Toomey

    Its 2014, but the Japanese to English translations here make me think its 1988 on a NES Konami game. SMH

    • hyperdevbox

      Sorry to hear that our English version of the game did not satisfy you, We can only reply that we will try our best to deliver a better version in a future update.

  • moelsen8

    please don't, it's pretty funny :P

  • someone755

    Oh please, what did they write?
    Why does all the fun of the Internet get deleted before I see it ;-;

  • moelsen8

    "F**k you!" without the asterisks or quotes. Was hilarious in how random and out of place it was in response to Artem. At least to me anyway. Then the next one he said it was wrong thread and to delete.

  • someone755

    Okay I just imagined that and started laughing out loud xD