Your iOS or Android Game of the Week: Sky Pirates Racing
By Anthony Usher 12 February 2013
Game Name: Sky Pirates Racing | Developer: Fathom Interactive | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Racing
One of our jobs here at Pocket Gamer is to sieve through the hundreds of apps that hit the App Store and Google Play every single day, and unearth those glittering gems.
Lately, though, we've been giving you the chance to have YOUR say, too. Basically, we've been giving you the opportunity to tell us your favourite game from a shortlist of the week's best releases.
This week's votes have been counted (and recounted), and we have a winner: Sky Pirates Racing.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Fathom Interactive's Sky Pirates Racing is a free-to-play arcade-style kart racer that's rocking some seriously sumptuous graphics.
In this action-packed title, you have to beat five of your friends or complete strangers from around the world to the finishing line of various arenas.
You can improve your chances of a podium finish by spending some of the hard-earned crystals that you collect as you race on helpful power-ups.
This is how we do it
Sky Pirates Racing features a number of different riders, many of whom are unlockable through in-app purchases.
All racers accelerate automatically, by the way.
All you have to do, then, is tap on either side of your device's screen to turn corners, tap your display with two fingers to activate your craft's on-board boosters, and double-tap on-screen to barrel roll.
You can grab Sky Pirates Racing for free for your iPhone and iPad from the App Store [download], and for, well, free for your Android devices from Google Play [download].