SOCIAL GAMES INTERNATIONAL’S SPEED RACER: THE BEGINNING MAKES WORLDWIDE DEBUT ON iOS FOR iPHONE
Racing Game Based On Classic Anime Series Now Available For Download At App Store
LOS ANGELES – April 12, 2012 – Social Games International, a digital entertainment company and leading publisher of branded games for mobile and social platforms and Playlithium, an independent game developer and publisher based in Shanghai, today announced Speed Racer: The Beginning – a game based on the fan-favorite anime series, Speed Racer – is now available for download at the App Store on iOS for the iPhone and will be available for iPad next month.
In Speed Racer: The Beginning players will take the role of Speed himself as he pushes the powerful Mach 5® to its limits in an attempt to become the greatest race car driver ever. Challenges abound as players learn to avoid deadly obstacles, such as oil slicks, rough terrain, falling rocks and weather; jump treacherous gaps; and, outrun enemy racers. Before and after each race, Speed Racer: The Beginning will also allow players to customize the team and Mach 5 with performance boosting tires, power boosts, increased durability, extra lives and additional Trixie helicopter rides. Speed Racer: The Beginning will entirely retain the classic look and feel of the original series and will even include exciting clips from the actual show before and after races.
“We joined forces with development studio powerhouse, Playlithium , infused some of the best elements that made Speed Racer one of the most successful anime series of all-time into the game and then transformed it into a fun and engaging social experience like never before,” said James Jordan, president of Social Games International. “Now, for the first time ever, millions of fans can dive into a truly authentic Speed Racer adventure with Speed Racer: The Beginning for iOS.”
Following is a list of all of the exciting achievements found in Speed Racer: The Beginning and how to unlock them:
1. Speed Champion / Used 3 speed bonus in a row
2. Cockpit shield master / Used 3 Cockpit shield bonus in a row
3. Lumberjack master / Used at least 3 buzz saw
4. Chains master / Used 3 tire bonus in a row
5. Trixie support / Connect with Trixie helicopter in level 7-2
6. Shop addict / Purchase at least one item in the shop
7. 2 gold cups / get 2 gold trophies
8. 4 gold cups / get 4 gold trophies
9. 6 gold cups / get 6 gold trophies
10. 8 gold cups / get 8 gold trophies
11. 10 gold cups / get 10 gold trophies
12. 12 gold cups / get 12 gold trophies
13. 14 gold cups / get 14 gold trophies
14. 16 gold cups / get 16 gold trophies
15. 18 gold cups / get 18 gold trophies15/ Best driver of the universe /get 20 gold trophies
16. First victory/ Finish level 1-1
17. A new star / Finish level 5-2
18. Impressive skills / Finish level 4-2
19. Fastest car in the World / Finish level 8-1
20. Best driver in the World / Finish level 10-2
Speed Racer was originally adapted from the anime Mach GoGoGo, which first appeared in Japan in 1958. The series made its debut in the United States 10 years later in 1968 and became an instant classic, introducing hordes of children to the innovative Japanese animation style and directly helping to secure anime’s foothold in the West. Speed Racer has since become a cultural icon for an entire generation of fans, spawning additional comics, new television series and even feature film adaptations.
Developed by Playlithium, Speed Racer: The Beginning is now available for the iPhone for $0.99 at the App Store. The game will also be available next month for the iPad.
For more information about Speed Racer: The Beginning, please visit the official website at speedracerthebeginning.com or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpeedRacerTheBeginning.
About Social Games International
Social Games International is a digital entertainment company which develops and publishes social and mobile games, provides strategic brand cultivation, management and marketing as well as social media, web and community development. The company partners with some of the most popular and well-respected brands in the world in order to grow fan interaction and value through increased and more immersive brand engagement, including the development and publishing of authentic, branded gaming experiences for the social and mobile platforms. SGI community engagement initiatives are designed to strengthen brands by fueling discovery and encouraging fan-based sharing and interaction through a number of social networks.
About Speed Racer Enterprises, Inc.
Speed Racer Enterprises, Inc. was established in 1991 and is responsible for the worldwide management of the Speed Racer Classic brand. (c) 2012 Speed Racer Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.