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Riptide GP

by Vector Unit Inc
Rated: All Ages

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.6.2
  • Fixed Kindle HD (2013) compatibility issue
  • Added GameCircle

Product Details



Product Features

  • Explore 12 futuristic water raceways
  • Unlock and master 6 different hydro jets
  • 3 game modes: Race, Hot Lap, and Championship

Product Description

Dive into the first ever console-quality water racing game for mobile, featuring super-realistic water physics, real-time reflections (dual core only), and gorgeous high-detail vehicles and environments.

Rev up your supercharged hydro jet and take a wild ride through twisting canals and rivers, futuristic cityscapes, and mysterious research facilities. Skill, stunts, and speed will be your best allies as you grab massive air off huge waves, kick out death-defying tricks, and boost your hydro jet to victory across a dynamic, ever-changing torrent of foam and spray.


WHAT THE REVIEWERS HAVE TO SAY:

"The age of console-quality Android gaming is upon us, and Riptide GP is one hell of a good start."
-- Kotaku

"It looks and sounds brilliant, and ... the tracks, unlockable craft, and wealth of modes should keep you on board for hours."
-- Pocket Gamer UK (8/10)

"If you enjoy racing games...this is a must have."
-- Droid Gamers (5/5)

"We haven’t been able to put it down. If you are looking for a mobile game with that 'wow factor' then look no further than this one."
-- Droid Life


FEATURES:

• Explore 12 futuristic water raceways
• Grab massive air and perform dramatic stunts to earn boost
• Unlock and master 6 screaming fast hydro jets
• 3 game modes: Race, Hot Lap, and Championship
• Bluetooth and USB gamepad support
• Earn Achievements, post to Leaderboards
• Easy and fun to pick up and play – delightfully challenging to master
• Created by Vector Unit, developers of the Xbox 360 hit Hydro Thunder Hurricane.


MORE INFORMATION:

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www.facebook.com/VectorUnit

For info and announcements, please visit:
www.riptidegp.com

For support or suggestions:
www.vectorunit.com/support

Technical Details

Size: 39.9MB
Version: 1.6.2
Developed By: Vector Unit Inc
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

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Riptide GP is a standard tilt-to-steer racing game with the major difference being the water front setting. The graphics and the wave physic model are the main attractions. Gotta say - very impressive. On the HTC One, the great graphics looks buttery smooth at default setting. When I maxed it out under the settings menu, the game looked even better and sharper, although I do detect a very slightly drop in overall framerate. The water physics seems pretty realistic and does add to the gameplay.

The game does include Flurry Analytics, for those of you who care about it.

Overall Riptide GP is definitely an entertaining game - very flashy and great for showing off the graphics of the latest tablet or phone. But after playing about 5 to 10 minutes, I do find myself a little bored as the shock and awe from the graphics start to wear off. For some reason, it's not as addictive as I first thought. But that might be a blessing in disguise, as the game does work your phone's CPU and graphics processors pretty hard and will suck up battery quickly if you're not mindful!

Definitely worth checking out as the free app of the day.
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By Jindo Fox on December 3, 2011
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15 years ago, you could have paid $70 for a game like this on the Nintendo 64. They made a sequel 10 years ago on the Gamecube for $50. Last year, Vector Unit (this developer) did a neat sequel to Hydro Thunder for the xbox 360, which cost $15. So it's fitting that we have a $3 homage that downloaded to Android in about 30 seconds. The game is flashy and fun on the Kindle Fire, running at full speed with impressive water physics and controls. Did anyone expect the Kindle Fire to have smoother graphical performance when running 3d games than displaying and scrolling text and websites? Another pleasant surprise!
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I have the kindle fire hd 8.9. The graphics are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!. This has by far the best graphic I have ever seen. This is also a very fun game to play. Get this while it's the FAOTD.

No Wi-fi required
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At first, I thought the controls were twitchy and gave up in frustration. I tried again and thought it sucked. So I find the sensitivity and try a few settings and found that reducing it to two or three solves the issues I was having and now it steers great. This game looks and plays amazing on the Fire. It may be one of the best. Was well worth the PRICE!
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I read several reviews stating the controls don't work on the Kindle but it appears the developers have addressed this issue. I had no problems (other than my "mom lack of video game skills") in playing the game.
It is a well-designed racing game. Instead of the typical track, you get to race on water in some very fast boats. I liked the overall designed of the game and the look. You can unlock special boats with better racing abilities. You can also earn achievements for various skills, and can compete in the leaderboard on Game Circle.

Personally, I don't care for this sharing of scores since it opens up network sockets that can leave your device open to other files also being downloaded (for example, your personal info and contacts, possibly our passwords), but this particular game does not seem to be set up to do any of that. I did not get any virus messages in the download. However, since I don't like this open exchange, potentially without my permission or knowledge, in the background, I dropped a star.

The game itself, though, is very fun. I probably won't play it much since I crash... a lot.... but my sons will love it. They will enjoy competing against each other and trying to get all the achievements completed, while unlocking the boats.

Overall, definitely worth the FAOTD download.
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By Jaycon79 on December 12, 2011
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this is a really nice looking game. have not seen many android games that looked as good. it took me a while to get in to it because of the tilt control. had to mess with the settings to get it to where I could play it right. once that was done the game was a lot of fun. it is one of my favorites. I like the moves you can do when you are in the air.
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This game was downloaded to my kindle fire by my son. He loves it. He is 7 years old and loves to race the jet skis. I have to say it has some pretty good graphics.
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Riptide GP is old But Gold. I have played this on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet several years back when it was first introduced on Google play. I am happy to see that Amazon App store now has this listed compatible with my Kindle Fire. This game has a sequel Riptide GP2 which is even more graphics intensive. For making this game work as smoothly as possible you may have to tweak graphics settings to low quality on certain low end devices and it can provide you realistic water based physics and racing.

This game truly deserves five stars! Riptide GP2 is even better but needs high end tablet to play with full quality graphics.
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