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iPhone: Black Mamba Racer - new game from maker of Space Invasion

10-08-2008, 10:31 PM
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Black Mamba Racer - new game from maker of Space Invasion

I really love Space Invasion and so am intrigued by the just listed game from the same developer, Black Mamba Racer. However, the single screenshot doesn't exactly draw me in. Also there is currently no info on their website about this game, not even a mention of it. I'm curious if anyone has tried it. I do like the idea of an overhead racing game, but not sure I'm willing to risk $3.99, even though, as I noted, I really like Space Invasion.
10-08-2008, 10:33 PM
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App store link?

10-08-2008, 10:53 PM
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Yup. It's hard to trust it based it on that one screenshot. Although, one of my most favorite games from back in the day was Sprint. I'm sure many of you remember that game. This looks like it. I've almost pressed the purchase button twice. But, I think I'm at least going to wait until some video is up on You Tube.
10-08-2008, 11:03 PM
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Yeah, a Youtube video would probably sell me on this one. It looks fun in an old-school way, but I don't know how much replay value it'll have.
10-08-2008, 11:06 PM
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Black Mamba Racer

I like the look of it. I'm downloading it now.

10-08-2008, 11:22 PM
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on button controls (accel, left, right). There's a lot of skidding involved, so it takes some practice to get around corners.

Looks like there are 25 'tracks'. I'm not sure how many different tracks there are. The first track, you just have to do 3 laps. You car takes damage each time you hit something, goes from 100% down to 0%. I assume if you get to 0%, you lose the race.

First race. just 3 laps.

2nd race. You have to beat 4 drone cars. I tried twice and haven't made it through yet.

Not bad. still want to make it further before giving a judgement. will try to get a video up when I can. There are acceleromter based controls, but I had a hard time with it, so I stuck with on screen buttons.

10-08-2008, 11:29 PM
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Thanks Arn. Let us know more as it progresses.
10-09-2008, 01:20 AM
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10-09-2008, 01:31 AM
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Wow. Slippedy-Slide! You posted that pretty quickly. The game actually looks pretty slick. I know you're a busy guy, but can you post a quick vid with you using the accelerometer?
10-09-2008, 01:38 AM
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I think I'll wait for it to be cheaper/free (there's always a time when the dev does a special offer down the line).
The graphics look basic- mostly road and grass, with not much in the way of scenery/road side objects. But I was also a little concerned that the other AI racers didn't drift around the corners like the players car. It looked strange with only one car drifting and causing skid marks on the track. The way I see it, with any racer ALL cars should look like they behave the same. Just a couple of little niggles, but still.

Thanks for the vid Arn.