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App description: The No.1. Horse racing management game finally comes to the iPad!

*** STOP PRESS - APP OF THE DAY on Pocket-Lint.com (2nd June 2011) "both editions (of Starters Orders 4) are superb, in-depth management simulations, the like of which rare on the casual gaming-heavy App Store" ***

Train, own, race, breed and bet on your own string of race horses. Target all the big world-wide races in an open ended, unlimited play game world. Flat and Jumps racing editions available.

UK, US, Irish and Australian game modes!

Starters Orders 4 has long been the No.1. PC horse racing management game and has recieved rave reviews from both the racing and gaming press (PC reviews):

"Where Starters Orders scores over other racing games past and present is in the level of accuracy in the underlying game world." - RACING POST.

"It's hard to find fault with Starters Orders 4 and Strategic Designs deserve racing fans' support for developing such an excellent game." - RACING AHEAD (monthly horse racing magazine).

"If the prospect of raising and racing a cavalcade of horses interests you then Starters Orders 4 wins the roses!" - OUT OF EIGHT GAMES REVIEWS.

"A photo-finish at a big purse meet can get you screaming at your monitor every bit as much as watching the Grand National on TV!" - IT REVIEWS.


*Play in a vast horse racing world with thousands of horses and hundreds of computer controlled Jockeys and Trainers.

*Relatic races and Jockey AI. Watch as the jockeys settle their mounts and jockey for position before driving their horses for the finish.

*Relaistic betting and dynamic odds with Ante-post and racecourse betting.

*Fields of up to 30 runners.

*Hundreds of realistic feature races to target including the Derby, Breeders cup, Melbourne cup and many, many more.

*Improve your stable by purchasing add-ons and evaluate your horses by running them on your home gallops.

*Realistic races including Maidens, Claimers, Sellers, Handicaps, Group races, Listed races etc.

*Hundreds of world-wide race courses.

*Realistic form analysis with in-depth form book to study and realistic race cards on race day.

*Injuries, stewards enquiries, disqualifications, non-triers etc. etc.

mrsd's comments:

We develop in-depth and niche horse and greyhound racing games and have just released Starters Orders 4 for the iPad.

Starters Orders 4 is a highly detailed horse racing management game aimed at the racing enthusiast. The series has been on the go since 2003 (on the PC).

iTunes Links:

Starters Orders 4 (flat racing edition) iTunes link:

Starters Orders 4 (jumps racing edition) iTunes link:

Website: http://www.startersorders.com/ios/


03-16-2011, 10:38 AM
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Posts: 617
Looks nice.

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03-16-2011, 01:20 PM
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04-18-2011, 04:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
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I took the plunge and decided to pick this up. Can't say I regret it one bit. I wouldn't dream of recommending it to the average gamer, but for those at whom this is aimed, it is a solid effort so long as you're prepared to take it warts and all. The interface really needs work in particular. But hey, call it a rough diamond. Be great if it receives some polishing up from the dev, but as is it's kept me more or less absorbed the last couple of nights, and I'm only just getting started.