Vector Unit splashes onto Android with another title called Shine Runner

Vector Unit, the masters of water racing games and the developers of the hit title Riptide GP, have released another water-based racing game onto the Android Market called Shine Runner. This is yet another great racing game from the dynamic duo of Vector Unit but with a bit more of a humorous take on the genre. Ever wanted to be a redneck?

Well now you’ve got your chance to be one and race on the marshes and swamps in the Bayou in Shine Runner. Equipped with your trusty fanboat, probably some cheap beer and all day to do nothing but race and hit chickens with your fanboat, you’re off to beat other rednecks like yourself.


Shine Runner Features:

  • AMAZING BOAT PHYSICS – Power slide through twisting rivers with the most realistic boat physics ever seen on mobile.
  • COMPLETELY DESTRUCTIBLE ENVIRONMENTS – Crash through docks stacked high with barrels. Demolish shacks and outhouses. Punt gators and chickens. If you can see it, you can smash it!
  • SMUGGLE YOUR WAY TO RICHES! – Buy and sell contraband goods like Moonshine and Tobacky, smuggling them from one colorful locale to the next in a race for maximum profit.
  • GORGEOUS HD VISUALS – Explore a colorful southern world filled with high-detail boats, animated characters, beautiful bayou, marsh, and mountain environments, all running at a silky smooth framerate on your smartphone or tablet – or on your HDTV with HDMI out.
  • OPENFEINT™ SUPPORTED – Make your name in the Shine Runner Hall of Fame leaderboards or show off your skills with some of the wackiest, most inventive Achievements around.


Aside from the fact the environment is completely destructible when you crash into things like docks sticking out that happen to be in your way, you’ll also be able to buy/sell items like booze and smokes in smuggling runs (which is what the theme of the game is) to earn extra cash during each race to put towards your flatboat to improve on it. If you are a fan of Riptide GP, this is pretty much a given as a purchase. If you haven’t played Riptide GP but enjoy racing games, you can grab this off the Android Market for $1.99. Oh, and it’s not a Tegra 2 exclusive.

Thanks to ShadowOfAnAndroid and CrAsHeRiT for the heads up!

Developer Website: Vector Unit

Android Market Link: Shine Runner

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