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Vector Unit revs up Beach Buggy Racing in the Play Store


Following a good amount of success with Beach Buggy Blitz, Vector Unit has released a sequel called Beach Buggy Racing. The off-road kart racing game takes players for a wild ride with plenty of tracks, explosions, and powerups to keep things interesting. It is a 3D game and the physics give an accurate feel when interacting with other objects.

Like its predeccessor, Beach Buggy Racing is free-to-play. When Android TV launches, Vector Unit says the game will be fully supported for big screens. For now, a phone or tablet connected to a television will do just fine. Beach Buggy Racing can split a television into four sections for multiplayer.

Hit the break for the video, gallery, and download links.

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Riptide GP2 now in the Play Store

Riptide_GP2_Icon_LargeThe newest edition of the Riptide series, Riptide GP2, is now available in the Play Store. I have already played it a little bit and it’s appears to be a winner. Whether you are a fan of the original or just new to the series, you will sure to be impressed with GP2. The graphics are improved and there is an all-new career mode. Let’s not forget about online multi-player races and dozens of new stunts. The game is available to all, but Tegra 4 (not many of you) owners will enjoy extra special effects. The game costs $2.99, which is chump change for such a high quality game. Hit the break for the full list of features, trailer video, and download links.

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Riptide GP2 coming July 23rd to Android


Vector Unit took to Reddit to announce that their latest creation, Riptide GP2, will hit Android on July 23rd. This game is likely to be a huge hit and will really push the boundaries of Android gaming. For those of you that don’t have a Tegra device, don’t worry, it won’t be a Tegra exclusive, but you can expect the extra special effects to be reserved to those devices as usual. It’s expected to be priced at $2.99, which is darn good when you consider how awesome this game is going to be.

source: DroidGamers

Vector Unit releases new videos showing Riptide GP2 gameplay


Game developer Vector Unit is getting ready to release Riptide GP2, a sequel to their original Riptide title. They have already gained some buzz for the title by partnering with NVIDIA to get the title ready for the SHIELD gaming device. To help ramp things up even more, Vector Unit released three videos today that show off some of the gameplay and graphics that players will experience in the game. You can check them out after the break. Read more

Vector Unit shows off upcoming game; Ripide GP2


With the first Riptide being such a hit, it’s no surprise that Vector Unit gave a thumbs up on a sequel. Today they showed off Riptide GP2 on a video and showcased some of the new “Hydro Jets” that you’ll be able to use in the game. The game offers some of the stunning graphics I’ve ever seen on a mobile platform game, especially if used on a Tegra based device.

In addition to the video, the company is also holding a contest. The games fastest Hydro Jet is currently dubbed as the “Spinner”, but Vector Unit wants you guys to come up with a more fitting name. The winner, other than having the jet named by him/her, will also win a Nyko PlayPad Pro controller and will have his/her name in the credits of the game. All one has to do is submit their suggestions through the Rafflecopter widget over on Vector Unit’s Facebook page. Link to that will be below after the break and video!

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Featured Play Store Review: Hands on with Beach Buggy Blitz [Racing]

For those of you that own a Nexus 7 or any other Android device with a Tegra CPU, we have another great game for you. This one just came out today and it’s called Beach Buggy Blitz by Vector Unit. If you’re not familiar with Vector Unit, they are the ones who brought us Riptide GP and Shine Runner. From the name, it’s obvious that it’s about racing and the beach. This racer is what we call an “infinite racer.” This means you won’t find a bunch of different tracks. You simply race and explore until your time is up. The longer you race the more you see and the cooler it gets. There are a number of caves, volcanoes, jumps, and temples. As to obstacles, you won’t find a shortage here. You will have to deal with Tiki statues, grass shacks, giant crabs, lava monsters, and even rolling boulders as a result of erupting volcanoes.

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Shine Runner Hits Onto Android Market

Vector Unit is at it again trying to give gamers an alternative experience to racing games. Fresh off their Riptide GP, Vector Unit has created Shine Runner. Shine Runner is a water-based racing game similar to Riptide GP– with a few (humorous) differences. Visually, the game is gorgeous as it has the same fluid gameplay and clean graphics found here as it was seen in Riptide GP. However, users will be able to race through the muddy waters of the backwoods bayou using a fanboat. You’ll be able to smash and crash through a destructible world filled with rickety swamp shacks, fishin’ boats, chicken coops, gators, and more. You essentially will race against other fanboats and literally hit anything that impedes your way– docks, chickens, etc. Oh there’s more for those of you who want to act on your secret inner criminal. You can buy and sell contraband goods like Moonshine and Tobacky, smuggling them from one colorful locale to the next in a race for maximum profit. Moonshine? Hitting chickens? Smuggling? Sounds like a tootin’ good time I reckon. You can find Shine Runner in the Android Market now for $1.99. Hit the break to see some screenshots, a nice clip, the Android Market link and QR code. Read more