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Ion Racer

by SGN
Rated: Guidance Suggested
1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
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What's new in version 1.2
  • Bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0088Q6CRS
  • Release Date: June 4, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,854 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Choose strike mode to burst through obstacles or play in
  • Focus mode for precise steering
  • Control your craft with accelerometer tilt steering or choose easy-access light touch controls
  • Buy or earn valuable Kions to gain boots in speed and accuracy
  • Heal your wounded ship through intensely accurate gameplay or hit auto-repair for instant healing to get back into the race, fast
  • Catch multipliers for an out of this world score

Product Description
ion racer
ion racer
Pedal to the metal
ion racer
Customize your ride
Ready. Set. Go!

Exploding into the Amazon Appstore at warp speed, SGN brings you Ion Racer. A sci-fi, action-packed, agility race with heart-stopping thrills, Ion Racer takes speed to a whole new level.

Customize Your Thrills

With endless ways to customize your craft, you'll never run the same race twice. Experience the mounting challenge of mission-based progressive competition. How long can you stay in the race?

Ion Racer is a truly strategic racing game. Choose strike mode to burst through obstacles or play in + Focus mode for precise steering. Control your craft with accelerometer tilt steering or the easy-access light touch controls.

Show Me the Kions

Buy or earn valuable Kions to gain boosts in speed and accuracy. Repair Heal your damaged ship through intensely accurate gameplay or hit auto-repair for instant healing to get back into the race, fast.

Catch multipliers for an out of this world score, and earn perks and upgrades. Are you ready for the ride of your life?

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by tapping the Menu icon and then Settings.

Technical Details

  • Size: 20.1MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Developed By: SGN
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
44 of 51 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
Update: I have written step by step instructions on how to turn off IAP's on your Kindle Fire at the bottom of this review. I hope this information is helpful to you should you choose to turn off this feature.

The game graphics are OK but game play may be difficult depending on the sensitivity of your motion sensors within your device. The objects to hit or avoid are in one of three lanes and they are sometimes stacked close together in the same lane and it forces you to hit a red object in order to collect the blue object you may need. The objects can also come after a slight hill and this does not provide you much time to respond as you are moving very fast. The game is difficult as that in after 10 tries I haven't completed the first level. I hope you can fly better than me.

There are objects that have to be hit to collect to help you race:

* Auto repair automatically repairs the craft's shields over time
* Multiplier multiplies the points gathered on the track
* Advanced ion reactor lets you squeeze out more energy from gathered ion orbs
* Head start skips the easy part and lets you jump right into the high velocities
* Red objects that you should avoid or crush using the strike mode
* Blue crush objects for points
* Blue cross - crush 3 to repair the craft's shields
* Ion orbs replenish your craft's energy that is used in strike and focus modes.

You also receive points and Kions for collecting ion orbs
Kions are your currency to buy upgrades for your craft. You can earn them in game play or buy them with real money. You can buy:

* 15,000 for $.99
* 50,000 for $1.99
* 200,000 for $3.99
* 500,000 for $4.99 and credits apply only to the single device that you purchased them on.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What you should install BEFORE you buy this app! July 20, 2012
Verified Purchase
OK, the game isn't bad. I gave it 4 stars, minus 1 for tracking and minus 1 for IAP. I'm playing it with no ads, no tracking, and no IAPs. How? Because I use these OTHER apps:

Addon Detector - don't walk, RUN to the Google Play Store to get this FREE (and I mean FREE as in NO CHARGE, NO ADS, NO TRACKING, and NO NAGWARE POPUPS) utility that will show you EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about that app you just installed, including all the hidden tracking and advertising. For today's FAOTD, Addon Detector shows it has the MoPub advertising module in it. Not so strangely, the Amazon Appstore doesn't have this gem. Wonder why? Hmmm.

LBE Privacy Guard - OK, you'll have to root your device to use this, but GAWD ALMIGHTY WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Privacy Guard allows you to DISABLE EACH OF THE PERMISSIONS you granted when you installed an app. When you install a new app, Privacy Guard asks you if you want to configure permissions for it. You can then disable any permissions you just had to grant in order to install that app. Or you can just go ahead and run the app. Let's say it's todays tracking-infested FAOTD - it wants to know your location. Privacy Guard pops up a box that asks if you want to allow ION to obtain your location - YOU CAN SAY NO! And when it wants to report back to momma, another box opens and asks if you want to let it on the internet - YOU CAN SAY NO! Oh, and did I mention - LBE Privacy Guard is also FREE (NO CHARGE, NO ADS, NO TRACKING, NO NAGWARE). Can it get any better?

AdFree Android - Another app that requires a rooted phone YOU STILL HAVEN'T ROOTED YOUR !@$!# PHONE? So you paid for an app and it STILL HAS ADVERTISING in it? No problem! AdFree Android will happily DENY that app the ability to talk to the mothership.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Location Tracking With IAP July 20, 2012
Verified Purchase
Here we go again: another game that wants you or your kids to give them even more money after you pay for it.

Only this time the game is tracking your location in addition to being dangerous to your pocketbook.

And I had hoped developers had learned that violating privacy and including In-App Purchases isn't a business model that's going to get them far. Disappointing.

The problems with Amazon's IAP system, for those who haven't yet read them:

* Amazon actively discourages people from turning OFF in-app purchases. In order to prevent IAP presently, the user must know his or her account login information and use it to turn them OFF inside the Amazon store app. That is a BAD THING. It should be very easy to turn off - simply go to the setting and select "off"! That level of security - using account credentials - should be the only way to enable IAP at the device, and to do so specifically. But that still relies on device security, which is not enough.

* You might not know (but some kids have discovered) that resetting the device's Amazon store app will turn back on IAP (enabled is the default setting), so when the parent goes to do something with an Amazon app the parent is prompted for his or her account credentials and the parent will most likely not realize that IAP is now re-enabled for the device.

* Some developers are making the games intentionally extremely difficult to artificially encourage In-App Purchases.

* Many IAPs are for "disposable" or "one-time-use" items. Not only that, several don't transfer from one device to another, or even survive uninstallation and reinstallation.

Good luck and watch your back; it's becoming a jungle out there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesnt work
I got this game and it doesn't work on my optimus V. Maybe I will compile a list of great games that actually do work good on my phone.
Published on December 18, 2012 by DOOMWAR
1.0 out of 5 stars deleted instantly
Honestly only doing this review so that I can delete it and notice that I shouldn't download it again later.
Published on November 17, 2012 by Neil
1.0 out of 5 stars Rips you off!!
Played and played saving kions to buy perks and it takes them and gives you nothing.
Fix this for a better review.
Published on August 21, 2012 by J Hoesli
2.0 out of 5 stars Just OK
This game brought a few minutes of enjoyment, and then it was removed. It was a freebee, so the price was right, I am just not a fan of games that require tilting.
Published on July 30, 2012 by Michael R. Federman
3.0 out of 5 stars Good game ruined by greed
This is a pretty good game, controls are ok once you get used to them and learn to plan your moves in advance. Graphics look great. Read more
Published on July 27, 2012 by Joshua A. Wingard
1.0 out of 5 stars just not right
I do not feel that a developer should be able to charge money for an app and then also have obtrusive adds and ask you to spend more money on in app purchases. Read more
Published on July 22, 2012 by Myreview
2.0 out of 5 stars ads and lag
FAOTD is supposed to be a paid app for free. You're telling me the paid app has full-screen ads for other games? No thanks. Read more
Published on July 21, 2012 by Charles Childs
1.0 out of 5 stars Ads! Ads! Ads!
If you like ads when you change through loading screens then this is the app for you. I don't understand why you pay for an app and still have to put up with annoying ads when I... Read more
Published on July 21, 2012 by Machine
1.0 out of 5 stars boycott faotd for tracking...
if amazon is unwilling to pay attention to the comments or number of stars on the faotd. then they are obviously not paying attention to what is in the app. Read more
Published on July 21, 2012 by no
2.0 out of 5 stars Wow this got old fast.
This game is fun for possibly the first few minutes then you quickly notice one mager (or however you spell that, I forgot and can't look it up right now) flaw with game play, the... Read more
Published on July 20, 2012 by Vegas242
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Why does this GAME need to know where you are?
Tracking your location allows the game to tailor ads specifically for where you are.
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