Chalkboard Stunts Review
- Easy to use level editor.
- Online leaderboards and level hosting.
- Physics engine can be wonky sometimes.
Chalkboard Stunts is a physics racer with a very easy to use level editor. Creating your own levels or downloading what other people have made adds a great longevity to this title.
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In the Alpine Crawler World review, the term physics racer was used. This seems an apt title as any to describe Chalkboard Stunts. Your tiny car has to drive over a landscape of chalk ramps and jumps to get to the raceflag as quickly as possible.
Your car is controlled by two arrow buttons on the sides of the screen. One accelerates left, the other right. The buttons above it are for turning your car in air to land correctly, or righting it when you've flipped. At any time, the screen can be tapped to jump. Once the flag has been reached, your time can be uploaded to a global leaderboard to see how you fare against the rest of the world.
The simple chalkboard look works well, although the car looks slightly out of place. The sound effects are decent and although there is no music, you can use your ipod in game. The game comes with twenty five tracks, but the meat of this title is in the track editor, where you can create your own races and share them online (while downloading the tracks of others). The editor is quite robust, and upon playing someone else's track, there is a simple voting system to judge its quality.
Chalkboard Stunts is a simple little physics racer that probably would only have been played now and then if it wasn't for the level editor and sharing systems. The near limitless potential for content and easy use of the editor makes this a title that you will find yourself returning to, time and time again.
Description*** LEVEL DESIGN + GAME DISCUSSION FORUM: http://chalkstunts.com/forum ***
Ads go away with in-app upgrades or by purchasing the Pro version. With hundreds of thousands of active players, we have significant ongoing server expenses. Ads allow us to subsidize this cost. We've invested 5 months developing the game, and continue to add new features, so your support is greatly appreciated. Next version includes:
- Doodle theme
- New gravity switch object
- volume control
- enable/disable tilt
Be sure to unlock the new cars and upgraded level editor in the Chalkboard Stunts In-App Store! Look under 'Settings' and click on the unlock icon.
"I've been having an absolute blast with Chalkboard Stunts... I can easily see it living a long and happy life on my iPhone."
"Featuring similar gameplay to the JellyCar series, developer Manta Research ups the ante by including a full featured level editor that not only allows you to create your own levels, but also upload them and download levels made by other players."
"Chalkboard Stunt’s gameplay is fun and entertaining... I would recommend this game to someone that wants a fun racer with nice animations and gameplay that will keep them busy for awhile."
"The near limitless potential for content and easy use of the editor makes this a title that you will find yourself returning to, time and time again."
- AppSpy.com (rated 4/5)
Chalkboard Stunts puts you in the drivers seat as you race through numerous, exciting tracks and try to get the best possible times! In addition to the built-in tracks, you can download new levels from our server. The best part is that with the integrated level editor, you can create your own tracks and then upload them for the rest of the world to enjoy!
Loops, ramps, blocks, speed zones and other pieces give you the flexibility to create fast, sweeping tracks or even intricate physics puzzles that dynamically change the layout of the track -- the possibilities are endless!
An online rating and voting system allows users to vote up their favorite levels, and with every level having its own unique global high scores, you can compete against others to see who has the fastest times.
- 25 built-in tracks, plus downloadable levels
- Realistic physics engine with dynamic object interaction
- Easy to use, in-game editor to create your own tracks
- Ability to share your creations with the rest of the world
- Local and Global high scores for every level
- Voting and rating system for online levels
- Integrated, context-sensitive help system
- Use the left and right arrow buttons to accelerate forwards or backwards.
- Use the rotate up and down buttons to rotate while in the air, or to flip the buggy around when upside down
- Tap anywhere to jump
What's New in Version 2.1- Loops and Ramps can now be rotated in the builder!
- Bug fixes with NOS and the upgraded builder