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iPhone 4S Real Racing 2 Optimized App Review

The wait is over, the iPhone 4S is out as well as iOS 5 now it is time to see what developers can do with both the new hardware and software. Firemint was obviously courted by Apple to improve their hit racing title Real Racing 2, which they did in a big way. I did a quick video for this (see above) and straight away the graphics were stunning and extremely realistic. Sunlight shimmering through the windshield, shadows as if I am driving in real life really make this a top notch realistic racing game. This app has also been updated to work with the new AirPlay functionality, but we have not had the pleasure of testing that out as of yet. Real Racing 2 looks great, plays great on the iPhone 4S, but then again this app has been great on any iPhone. For more iPhone video app reviews. CM

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Real Racing 2 iPhone App Details

Title: Real Racing 2
Price: $4.99
Size: 424.7 MB
Category: Games
Developer: Firemint
Store: iTunes App Store

Real Racing 2 iPhone App Download Link

Real Racing 2 - Firemint Pty Ltd

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*Disclosure* The developer may have provided a “promo code” (paid voucher) for review of this iPhone application.

Real Racing 2 iPhone App Developers Description

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** New in iOS 5: Play wirelessly on your HD TV through AirPlay, challenge friends to a split screen multiplayer race with Party Play and enjoy enhanced visuals – for iPhone 4S only! **

Get ready for the most exhilarating handheld racing experience! Take control of 30 officially licensed cars, each with unique performance characteristics. Feel the thrill of authentic pack racing action in an incredible 16-car grid – the first on iOS!

◆ Get to know meticulously detailed cars including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35) and 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. See the full list at

◆ Enjoy well over 10 hours of gameplay in the massive career mode with time trials, head-to-head races, eliminations, single ‘cup’ races, qualifiers and championships. Win races to purchase new cars and feel the difference with performance upgrades that affect handling. Work your way up from rookie to pro, or just jump into a Quick Race for instant fun.

◆ Find out who the real champion is! Enter auto-matched 16 player online races. Meet up with friends for 8 player local WiFi races. Compete on global leaderboards in Time Trials.

◆ Race in 15 beautiful locations, with 40 miles of highly detailed race tracks, speedways and city circuits including twilight and night races.

◆ Choose control options to suit your personal style. Earn the checkered flag with our intuitive and easy to master controls or take things up a notch by disabling all driving assists. Set anti-skid, steering assist and sensitivity, automatic or manual acceleration and brake assist level. Touch or tilt to steer.

◆ Cutting edge graphics and physics powered by Firemint’s exclusive high performance Mint3D™ engine – optimized to push OpenGL ES2 and retina display technology to the limit, and fine tuned for the best experience on older devices.

Start your engines and get into the best handheld racing experience – “Buy Now”, or surprise a friend and “Gift this App”!
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What’s new

New in iOS 5
* Wireless TV-out through AirPlay for iPhone 4S. Experience Real Racing 2 streamed to your HD TV in 720p, while your iPhone 4S displays real-time racing telemetry
* Party Play – take advantage of split screen local multiplayer for up to 4 players on your HD TV (iPhone 4S as host), streamed via AirPlay or HDMI connection

Note that Apple TV (with the latest OS) is required for AirPlay features

Enhanced visuals
* Fresh new main menu scene
* Real-time dynamic shadows and specular lighting on car interiors for iPhone 4S
* Normal mapping applied to car interiors, select car exteriors and driver arms for improved lighting and detail on iPhone 4S
* Enhanced road lighting with normal and specular maps on iPhone 4S, to highlight details that were previously indistinguishable
* Various additional visual upgrades for iPhone 4S

* Memory optimizations to minimize crashes
* Numerous minor improvements and fixes


We appreciate the continued help of players to identify and detail bugs. Firemint is dedicated to updating our games regularly to make sure they deliver the very best gaming experience.

If you have any issues to report or suggestions to make, please visit our support site at:

About Michael Vallez

Michael Vallez - (CrazyMike) is the Founder of Mike is a regular guy who has a tech side, specifically a love for mobile apps and touch gaming. He is a retired cop, husband, father, and son. Current Devices: Galaxy Note 3, iPad Air, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. Twitter - @MichaelVallez.