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  • Summary: Riptide GP™2 is the full-featured sequel to the premier console-quality water-racing game on mobile. Riptide GP2 kicks everything into overdrive, with intense online multi-player races, upgradeable hydro jets and riders, improved graphics, an all-new career mode, and a whole new stunt system with dozens of new tricks!Featuring rocket-powered hydro jets racing around futuristic tracks across a dynamic and interactive water surface, Riptide GP2 delivers a fast, fun, and visually stunning racing experience.From Vector Unit, developers of acclaimed racing games Riptide GP, Beach Buggy Blitz, Shine Runner, and Hydro Thunder Hurricane!• • GAME FEATURES • • • ONLINE MULTI-PLAYER• Show off your skills and your custom-tuned hydro jet in 4-way online battles with friends and players around the world!• ALL NEW CAREER MODE• Play through Race, Hot Lap, Elimination, and Freestyle events to earn XP and cash that can be used to upgrade your hydro jet, unlock new stunts, and increase your rider's performance.• ALL NEW WATERCRAFT• Collect 9 powerful new hydro jets, and upgrade their performance and colors to gain an edge on your competition.• ALL NEW STUNT SYSTEM• Unlock and master 25 outrageous new stunts. Wow the crowd, charge your boost and make your competition eat wake. • GAME THE WAY YOU WANT• Seamlessly supports multiple control configurations for tilt and touch-screen play. (Controller support coming soon!)• GAME CENTER & iCLOUD ENABLED• Race online, earn achievements and keep your game synced to the cloud with Game Center and iCloud integration.• CUTTING EDGE TECH• Powered by the all-new Vector Engine 4, Riptide GP2 builds on the original game’s stunning visuals, with optimizations for Retina displays and extra-crisp graphics on the latest Apple hardware!• • CUSTOMER SUPPORT • • If you encounter a problem running the game, please email the device you're using, iOS version, and a detailed description of your problem to support@vectorunit.com. We guarantee if we can't fix your problem we'll give you a refund. But we can't help you if you just leave your problem in a review.For support on most common issues please visit:www.vectorunit.com/support• • MORE INFORMATION • • Be the first to hear about updates, download custom images, and interact with the developers!Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VectorUnitFollow us on Google+ at www.vectorunit.com/+Follow us on Twitter @vectorunit.Visit our web page at www.vectorunit.comWe welcome comments and suggestions for future improvements. If you have a suggestion, or just want to say hi, email us at info@vectorunit.com. Expand
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  1. Mar 14, 2014
    60
    The tablet origins are too obvious. Compared to the likes of Wave Race everything is simplified.
  2. Mar 26, 2014
    50
    Riptide is a franchise that made its home on mobile devices, and that’s probably where it should stay.
  3. May 7, 2014
    45
    The AI does not make mistakes – ever. Each race is only two laps long, so if you fell down, landed badly or simply pressed a wrong button – there goes your chance of winning a medal. At first, you think that you can get ahead by buying upgrades and new vehicles… But here’s where Riptide’s free-to-play past rears its ugly head: money prizes are minuscule, prices are exorbitant, and you can’t sell the scooters that you don’t need.
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  1. Mar 20, 2014
    7
    THE GOOD: While it is true that this is basically just a port of a tablet/mobile game- it is an extremely good, playable, enjoyable port. The controls (with a gamepad) work very well, the graphics are absolutely lovely, and the sound effects fit the atmosphere quite well. It very much plays like the next installment of the Waverace series, albeit a bit watered down. The online multiplayer, while extremely limited, is a welcome addition. There are some pretty big negatives, however:

    THE BAD:
    ~ The music is about 75% "laptop techno" (bad), and 25% dubstep (worse).

    ~The physics for player collision with another racer are kind of wonky- it doesn't have much negative effect for either racer. Additionally, if you fall off your boat, there is almost 0 time penalty- you get back on almost immediately.

    ~Online multiplayer, while welcome, is incredibly limited. Most matches are only 1 lap, sometimes 2 at most. The logic behind this escapes me.

    ~Probably the biggest problem is how you are forced to repetitively grind already completed races in order to proceed and/or purchase new vehicles. It feels like microtransactions from the mobile version were removed and not replaced with anything, or adjusted.

    Overall, I really do enjoy this game and will definitely continue to play it. But I am a complete Waverace nut (Waverace 64 is one of my three all-time favorite games, and I also adore its Gamecube sequel), so bear that in mind. It is cheap, though ($6.99 on Steam as of this review), so give it a shot if you have the cash. It's definitely entertaining.
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