- Board controls are excellent.
- Sounds like a real skateboard.
- Online Leaderboards.
- Park is hard to navigate.
- Invisble walls are everywhere.
The core concept of Touchgrind is amazingly well realised however issues like strict park boundaries and hard to navigate obstacles prevent it from being the amazing experience that it should have been.
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Touchgrind is one of those rare games that wouldn't exist if it weren't for the iPhone's unique touch design. Every skater and skateboarding fan out there has done tricks using their 2 fingers on their invisible skateboard, Touchgrind is a game that finally gives your fingers something to skate on.
Playing Touchgrind is simple, you stand your index and middle finger on the screen as if you were standing on a tiny skateboard and slide them around to do tricks. A quick tutorial will get you familiar with the controls and then you're free to take part in Jam Sessions and Competitions. Jam Session is basically a free play mode while Competition has you trying to beat your high score within a set time limit.
Unfortunately because of the top down camera, some of the ramps and grind rails can be hard to quickly identify on the fly, however a Marker system allows you set a spawn point so that you can immediately re-appear at your favorite parts of the park.
IllusionLabs clearly worked hard trying to translate everything great about skate culture into their game. Aside from a slick skate themed presentation, the skateboard itself has been recreated with stunningly realistic physics for an Iphone game. It will slide and flip around under your fingers just like a real board.
IllusionLabs have also added in a number of welcome features such as unlockable decks for Competition mode and online leaderboards to ensure that the experience isn't short lived.
Description"one of the best games available for the platform" - Gizmodo
Winner of Most Innovative Game 2008 - Best App Ever Awards
Skate like a pro in this first real multi-touch skateboarding game ever.
Just like in real skateboarding or fingerboarding, Touchgrind is a game of skill that takes 10 minutes to understand but weeks of lectures, boring meetings and family dinners to master. Learn the tricks and impress your buddies.
The innovative finger controls together with true physics simulation let you pull off tricks like ollies, shuvits, kickflips, heelflips, impossibles, 5-0, 50-50, crooks, smithgrinds, boardslides, tailslides, darkslides etc in endless combinations.
Built on experience from the massive hits Labyrinth and iPint, Illusion Labs now brings you this killer game that will keep you boarding for hours and hours.
- True physics
- Innovative multi-touch controls
- 12 unlockable boards with different abilities
- Warm Up, Jam Session and Competition game modes
- Tutorial videos
- Stunning 3D graphics
- Realistic sound
keywords: multi touch grind rail board skategame skateboard fingerboard illusionlabs
What's New in Version 1.5.0- iPhone 5 support
- Retina graphics
- Revamped 3D