On Tuesday, Rovio introduced the next installment in the ridiculously popular mobile gaming series, which sees the birds and their porcine nemeses take to the track. Angry Birds Go! is a free-to-play kart racing game, filled with the upgrades and special powers you’ve come to expect from the genre.
A group of Texas gamers/engineers from Waterloo Labs decided to give it a go, and the results are pretty amazing. This real-life Mario Kart racing track features actual power-ups, including mushrooms, lightning bolts and even those pesky turtle shells.
A good arcade kart-racer is a rare thing, and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a bright light in the iDevice world. The game is universal, letting you play on iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch and has all the necessary elements of a fun kart racer — colorful characters, winding courses, mystery boxes that contain power-ups to either help you speed up your kart or slow down an opponents, and even a good online mode. The game has four single-player modes with plenty to unlock, giving it a longevity that’s rare in apps, and a good brief tutorial that never wears out its welcome. It’s a wonderful addition to the App Store, but we would have preferred it kept its initial $1.99 promotional price instead of the $4.99 charged at the time of this review.