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  • #: 179334
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2010-02-05
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • 1.2
  • Size: 9.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Glenn Corpes
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • © 2009 Glenn Corpes Ltd
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If you want to win races by shooting opponents or buying a faster vehicle, look elsewhere. If you are interested in the "best pure racing game on the iPhone" read on. Ground Effect is a silky Smooth Arcade Racer - Unique, Simple, Fast. Set on the smoothest, most detailed landscape yet seen on the iPhone.


Youtube Search "Ground Effect iPhone" or follow the link to my site for the gameplay video.

"visually stunning with extremely impressive draw distance and silky smooth framerates... The game has a really great sense of speed and movement as you find yourself bobbing over surfaces trying to make the best time, and level designs are also varied and enjoyable...the game is great fun and has kept me coming back" - TouchArcade

"What stood out to us in this game first and foremost are the stunning graphics. The environments are very beautifully rendered, and the contrails behind your skimmer serve two purposes. One is to give you an idea of the flight path of your opponents, and the other is to look really, really cool" - Slide to Play

"Its pedigree is impeccable. Created by Glenn Corpes, the legendary coder of Bullfrog and EA UK games in the 1990s, it looks great, and the accelerometer controls are a delicate combination of solid and sensitive... Like WipEout, the best levels become somewhat Zen-like" - Pocket Gamer

"Anyone who likes racing games and wants something a little different than the usual auto-racing type of game should check out Ground Effect" - cnet


Ground Effect is one of the most fun, exhilarating, addictive & visually impressive games to arrive at the App Store. Think flying, think driving, think racing, then think again! Skim land and seacapes in your high performance ekranoplan at low altitude and breakneck speed, supported by a cushion of air.

Ground Effect is set on a series of scenic, deserted islands, rich in green foliage and dramatic natural features including steep cliffs, winding coastal paths, blue lagoons and breathtaking skies. On each level, terrain varies between challenging courses dodging between rocks and islets and clinging to winding mountain roads.

Developed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch and inspired by ekranoplan technology, Ground Effect boasts incredible 3D graphic detail and the gameplay itself will appeal to lovers of fast-paced, competitive action games as well as those who prefer something more sedate and relaxing.



- 14 challenging levels

- Choice of 10 Ground Effect craft

- Touch or accelerometer controls

- Stunning terrains - courses over land and sea - spanning 70 km2

- Attain speeds of over 400 kmh

- Throttle speed & boost controls

- High score recording

- Replay mode - take over and perfect your performance at any point

- Ghost race - race against your own fastest time

- Free roaming – explore at will

- Huge draw distance

- Sensitive and intuitive flight controls

- Enjoy the in-game music or listen to your iPod



Ground Effect features “A Rock in a Pond”, an amazingly atmospheric track by Diefenbach, from their latest album "Dark Spinner", combined with dramatic sound effects.

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Great Graphics

The controls are typical of racing games, with accelerometer(the one I use). The sensitvity is just right, unlike certain other games I could mention. Those are all average, you can't really have controls that are above everything. However, the fps is extremely high, and the graphics are simply stunning. Oftenly, I enjoy just simply going slowly to look at the terrain and all the effort the dev put into the graphics. 5/5

5/5 stars

There is no other game like this on the App Store

This is a deep racer. Very well balanced - not too hard, and definitely not too easy. Beautiful graphics (stunning, really) with perfectly executed vehicle handling, controls, etc. If you get past level 4 then you will see what I'm talking about. But you have to play it for a little while. If you're looking for a simple game to kill time without too much effort, this might not be for you. If you're looking for a bells and whistles racing RPG, this might not be for you. This is pure racing (and gliding through beautifully modeled terrain with exquisite lighting). After purchasing and playing 100s of iPhone games, this is my favorite.

3/5 stars

Just one thing!

Great game, just one thing... Free exploring? No, all you do is crash. You crash on touching the smallest of slopes, you can't explore if you just crash into everything. Plz make a no crashing option!


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