Five extremely useful iPhone apps for your favorite extreme sports

Jul 25, 2011
Misc

The ESPN X Games are coming, so to get you prepared, here are five apps that you might find interesting if the world of extreme sports is where you feel most comfortable. You don’t even have to drink any Mountain Dew to enjoy these apps, either. ESPN X Games 17 (Free) If you are into […]

The ESPN X Games are coming, so to get you prepared, here are five apps that you might find interesting if the world of extreme sports is where you feel most comfortable. You don’t even have to drink any Mountain Dew to enjoy these apps, either.

ESPN X Games 17 (Free)

If you are into extreme sports, you will no doubt be watching the 17th Summer X Games. The ESPN X Games 17 app should help you keep track of all the action. It is a tremendous app that includes event info, rider biographies, and video clips. You couldn’t ask for much more, but it is also presented in a layout that is easy on the eyes. If you have trouble using this app, it may be time to turn in your iPhone.

Moto X Mayhem ($0.99)

Like a modern take on NES classic ExciteBike, Moto X Mayhem sees you driving a motorbike across a side scrolling race field. Of course, we’re a long ways past the NES days, so the iPhone accelerometer factors heavily in Moto X Mayhem’s controls. That’s either a blessing or a curse depending on which side of that argument you fall under. But if you’re looking for an extreme take on an old classic, Moto X Mayhem might be for you.

Stickman Cliff Diving ($0.99)

Sure, cliff diving isn’t an official X Game sport, but I can’t think of anything crazier you could possibly do and still refer to it as a “sport,” so there you go. More complex than it probably sounds, Stickman Cliff Diving is sort of the inverse of the endless climbing games you’ve played plenty of times. Instead of endless climbing, you’re jumping into an abyss as you try to get the best distance and dive rating.

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iTraceur ($1.99)

Parkour may not have the cachet of BMX riding yet, but it’s still really weird and worth paying attention to. If you’re not familiar with the idea of “freerunning” perhaps the iTraceur app game will get you up to speed. Overcome obstacles as you run and jump across fifteen large levels. Just be careful not to fall.

BMX Extreme ($1.99)

Tired of playing games and want to just lay back and watch someone else get extreme for a second? The BMX Extreme app should do the trick. Packed with more than 1,000 videos of BMX riders doing their thing, you’d have to be a monster couch potato to run through all of these clips quickly. Ideal for the BMXer in your family who won’t be riding for a bit due to numerous injuries.

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Dan Kricke

Dan Kricke has been playing with electronics and writing about them for years. He loved his Sega Dreamcast and now the PlayStation 3. On the iPhone, he's a fan of sports apps and anything that offers new music.

 

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