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AiRace Speed Price Also Reduced in North America

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

European discount confirmed in previous download update

AiRace Speed is the third title in the handheld download series from QubicGames, adopting a futuristic setting and delivering high speed racing; despite a limited scope we stated that this could be an attractive option for "time trial junkies and aviation enthusiasts" in our review, in which we awarded 7/10.

As confirmed in last week's European download update, this title has been reduced from €4.99 / £4.49 to €2.99 / £2.69 until 13th February in the region. QubicGames has now been in touch to confirm that the title is also reduced in North America, available at a cheaper price — $2.99 rather than $4.99 — from now until 6th February in that region.

Are any of you tempted to pick this up at the discounted price?

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User Comments (19)

unrandomsam

#1

unrandomsam said:

I don't know whether I will play it if I buy it (I have another few days to decide I been trying the demo a bit).

ThomasBW84Admin

#3

ThomasBW84 said:

I realised I hadn't actually put the new NA prices in, because I'm a dummy. Now added.

Spoony_Tech

#4

Spoony_Tech said:

@ThomasBW84 You're not a dummy, you're busy. Two very different things. You're doing a wonderful job btw....well other then the Tropical Freeze video that is! :-P

WYLD-WOO

#6

WYLD-WOO said:

I have most of the games on the eshop worth having. I can assure you this is one of the best. Yeah, it takes a bit of time to get used to the pace and mechanics of AiRace. Once you do master the skill required, it becomes a very rewarding experience.. The on-line leader boards are real a cool idea and it keeps you wanting more. I do hope people pick this up at this really silly cheap price.

ACK

#16

ACK said:

I'm on it. Been holding out for a full AiRace release, but this price is too good and I love me some time trials. Off to the eShop...

DerpSandwich

#17

DerpSandwich said:

I'm not big on racing games, but if I were even a little I'd get this in a heartbeat for that price. The demo was pretty awesome.

DanielHPoetry

#18

DanielHPoetry said:

I saw the trailer for this in the eShop. I'm still undecided about it though. It reminds me of Extreme G and Extreme G2 for N64. I loved those games

ACK

#19

ACK said:

So, I plunged... And, guys, this is a must have at $3 if you derive any joy from time trials. For myself, time trial modes are one of the few that can constantly inspire an addiction, nowadays.

About the game, it's really like a version of Rogue Leader (the final Death Star level, in particular) where you simply fly through tunnels, which occasionally open up and deviate, dodging obstacles and attempting the fastest time. The idea is to hold the nitro as much as possible to speed through the twisting corridors, and it makes for some sufficiently sweaty palms.

Fortunately, the framerate is fast and smooth. The controls are tight. Flying feels great, except that there is some frustration in repeating laps to achieve a proper time. The level design is solid, but a little all over the place. Better sense of progression would serve it well.

Anyway, it may be the best $3 you can currently spend on the eShop, considering the immense replayability and accessibility. I know I will be picking it up nearly daily to shave tenths off my times. And I'll literally look forward to that accomplishment every day.

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