So you like to play racing games when you’re bored and you’ve come to me for advice. Well, you’ve come to the right place because when it comes to gaming, I am the go-to guru, the Prophet, the Oracle, the only real authority… OK, I’m kidding. I know about gaming as much as the next bloke, but you for some reason respect my opinion (otherwise why read my article?). And even though mobile platforms aren’t really my specialty (nothing that doesn’t include a mouse and keyboard is) I have had my fair share of bike racing games on my iPhone while waiting for somebody, sitting on the bus stop, being bored in class (kids, stay at school and don’t play video games in class) and other such boring times in a person’s life when the thoughts about the excruciating agony of your tedious, boring and mundane existence starts to creep into your mind like a headcrab in an air-duct. But that doesn’t matter because once you launch the application the boredom (partly) goes away. And even though I would prefer playing such games on my PC, racing games for iPhone aren’t half bad, especially when you have wait for the bloody bus for half an hour.
Apart from the ridiculously stupid title, the game isn’t half bad. I’ve wasted countless… minutes playing it while being in one of the aforementioned situations and I must say I never got sick of it. It basically has everything – from the 300 challenges, through the 100 unique tracks and custom level creation, to the user interface, everything about this game is awesome. You won’t find another game that comes with a full-feature level creator (trust me, I’ve looked). This one is a ton of fun and you will not be sorry if you play it.
Alien vs Knight Speed Racer Pro
Another stupid title for an otherwise awesome game. This time you fill the shoes of Alien Knight – biker from the future who will race through the city in order to save the world. I don’t know who comes up with such idiotic concepts, but I must say that the gameplay and visuals of this game are top notch (for an iPhone game, anyway). You will definitely not have the feeling that you’re saving the world. There are no realistic cut-scenes to get you into the plot and introduce the game’s story. This is not a PC game. What it is, is a really fun iPhone game that will enable to kill many hours of boredom (as long as you don’t forget to charge your phone).
Zombies vs Biker
Sticking with the bad names “vs” theme, here is another title you might like. Here you’re fighting evil zombies with the help of your trusty bike. There are 26 levels of zombie killing with 10 different bikes. The thrilling action and beautiful 3D-like graphics are what set this game apart from the crowd. After all, what can be better than killing zombies while on a bike… and racing… and stuff? OK, plenty, but that’s not the point. Playing this is much better than standing around doing nothing while you wait in the coffee shop for your girlfriend who is 20 minutes late to show up.
These three should offer you enough mindless entertainment to kill time when you need it. Personally, I found them very useful, especially when I was trying to quit smoking. Every time I was waiting for something or somebody, I used to light up a cigarette and it was an awful experience to try and change that in time. These games kept me busy while I was bored. If they could entertain someone as picky as me, you should like them, too.