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  • Publisher: Protostar
  • Genre: Racing
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 61.6 MB
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: "I can't praise Checkpoint Champion enough... this game is just plain sleek."
- Touch Arcade (5/5)

It's time to burn rubber!

Put your driving skills to the ultimate test in a series of fiendish 10-second challenges! You'll need technique and tenacity as you hit and weave through checkpoints on road, dirt, water, grass and mud! Choose between grip and speed as you drift between obstacles, spin around hairpin turns and turbo your way to victory. The challenges may be small, but only the most dedicated drivers will triumph!

- Simple, 2-touch car controls!
- 72 unique, bite-sized challenges!
- A cast of charming retro-inspired cars, each with several paint jobs!
- Multiple terrain types!
- Game Center leaderboards for every challenge!
- 3 endless Arenas!
- Event of the Day!
- Video replays! (iPhone 4S or newer, iPad2 or newer)
- A funky soundtrack, perfect for checkpoint chasing!
- Missions and Secrets!
- Now available in 11 languages!

This is the first game from independent games developer, Protostar. We hope you like it, and we hope you are ready to become... a Checkpoint Champion!
11-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Game Impressions

11-19-2014, 06:29 AM
11-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Ok, now this looks cool! I'm not even waiting until 11pm for this.
11-19-2014, 07:15 AM
Game Impressions

11-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,657
Does this play like Pako? Coz that would be awesome.

And I hope the pay model is tame at least.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
11-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,926
Checkpoint Champion is out.....AWESOME! Best of luck and success Protostar.

Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Does this play like Pako? Coz that would be awesome.

And I hope the pay model is tame at least.
EP, this game controls like PAKO For left and right turning, also letting off both sides of the screen immediately allows your car to drive straight. However, there is an added control input holding both sides of the screen creates a turbo effect. The controls in CC work very well.

Unlike PAKO, however your cars aren't rigidly stuck to the surface. By this I mean two things; all cars have a drifting or sliding effect caused by your cars inertia and how quickly/sharply you attempt to turn, also, this is greatly varied depending on whichever surfaces you are driving on ie. grass, gravel, pavement or water. The effects of each cause the corresponding, realistic effects on the cars handling.

In the end the cars handle nicely and once you've had a few plays you'll master the controls. That's not to say you'll master the checkpoints, obstacles and challenges, but you'll be on your way to earning respectable times.

Ok, about the "pay model" it's as fair as it can possibly get. You'll have a few ads if you choose not to pay. If you pay $2 USD you then can disable ads plus it unlocks all three cars early with a special paint job for each.

I am taken with this game it just feels like it belongs on my device and you can tell these two dudes at Protostar, Dean and Matt really are gamers and wanted to create a game that they would like playing.

11-19-2014, 09:51 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: The Kᴉll Switch
Posts: 7,493
Played an early copy of this and I love it! Controls are circle left and circle right and hold down both to turbo. The game consists of small levels of time trial challenges in which you need to hit all the checkpoints in order to collect 1-3 stars. Bonus levels are unlocked by collecting stars. You have three cars and each adds different elements to the game based on the driving conditions and you can unlock paint jobs for your cars by completing challenges like complete XX level with only 5 taps. If you are a fan of driving games or twitch based games you need to try this. It is free and the only IAP is a $2 unlock that disables ads and rewards you with a special paint job for your cars. I had it purchased in the first five minutes! Highly recommended!

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11-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Highly recommended this game! (I'm looking at you GPS!) Not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but yea, it's awesome! Hopefully it does well. It deserves it.
11-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Really fun game. Controls really well and the is challenging but also quite fair. Been playing it all morning.