Only like the iPhone platform has arrived a long way as our February 2009 review of Resolution Inter-active's Aqua Moto Racing, thus also has the series: Aqua Moto Racing 2 ($5, version 1.0.1) is an even more attractive, deep, and worthwhile rendition of Nintendo's seminal jetski game Wave Race 64, while it's too a little more expensive. Fans of water racing games seeming for a one-player know will jump at this title's graphics and controls, but they'll even detect a bunch of loose ends that leave enough room for advancements in a sub-sequence.
Any review of a jetski game requires to at least concisely explain the debt of gratitude the genre owes to Wave Race 64: by joining credible water and vehicle physics with upbeat racing and a trick system, Nintendo’s 1996 release effectively determined expectations for each water sports game that was to follow.
The ideal balance it established was a game where the thrust of the action was an intense multi-vehicle race, barely interrupted by the player’s capability to do tricks off of ramps, and disputed by increasingly rough weather conditions. Amazing settings, attractive music, and tight controls produced the game excitement.
Aqua Moto Racing 2 arrives closer to Wave Race 64 as compared to most of the clones that have looked over the years, and that’s actually telling something. Water that appeared good plenty to in the original Aqua Moto Racing now appears almost completely flat by comparison with what’s in the sub-sequence: now the water has gentle swell points, bigger waves, and small splashes, lacking just for full transparency, wakes, and the feel that you’re actually altering the fluid’s conduct by maximizing via it.
The brightly-colored, reasonably detailed levels still challenge you to steer about buoys, which look better as compared to ever, and ignore crashing into other racers, who even are plausibly detailed and respectably animated. Aside from its lack of iPhone 4 and iPad high-resolution artwork, there’s no incertitude that Aqua Moto Racing 2 appears actually very good by App Store game standards; the frame rate is fairly solid, even, aside from the occasional little hiccup.