Fancy a bit of off-road racing? Check out Acceler8 for the BlackBerry PlayBook

By James Richardson on 2 Sep 2012 04:45 pm EDT

When it comes to decent driving games on the BlackBerry PlayBook there isn't a huge list of options. We do have some good ones, but the selection is quite small compared to other operating systems. Acceler8 is new to the PlayBook and I am happy to say that it falls neatly into the category of quality games. If you fancy testing your racing skills off road then you should definitely pick up Acceler8.

The graphics are pretty good, gameplay is smooth and even navigating around the menus and options is fast and responsive. The developer has clearly worked long and hard to get things right and he/she gets the thumbs up from me. If you don't just fancy racing the computer you can also race real people. Yes - there is WiFi multiplayer support for up to 4 players. Acceler8 won't break the bank either. It holds a very reasonable price tag of $1.99 and for that you get 13 different tracks, a selection of vehicles and more tracks will be added in the future.

Full features of the game include:

  • 13 tracks in multiple locations (with more to be added in the future)
  • 3 different race modes - Race against the clock, AI opponents, or your friends.
  • Brand new wi-fi multiplayer for up to 4 players
  • Stunning 3d visuals!
  • Online leader-boards so you can compete with players across the globe.
  • Huge, open, environments. Drive wherever you want!
  • Collect prize money by winning races, and use it to upgrade to faster and better vehicles.
  • Optimized for BlackBerry® PlayBookTM

More information/Download Acceler8 for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Reader comments

Fancy a bit of off-road racing? Check out Acceler8 for the BlackBerry PlayBook


The screenshots in Appworld look different --- just shows accelerator on lower right corner, and break on the lower left corner.... no virtual joystick (so one is led to believe that steering is done by tilting the PB). The video doesn't like, right? LOL

I wish it were tilt to steer and not the virtual joystick.

Hi Guys :-)

My Name is Vic and I'm new to Crackberry and am really impressed by this site. I am the proud owner of a Playbook 32. I can't put it down and just love it!!

This Acceler8 looks really cool and I'm gonna check it out. The game that I've really been impressed by is Ashplalt 6, Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space. Anyone here play that?

Anyway loving this cool site and happy labour day weekend to everyone. See you all around.

Tablets are incredible

"Brand new wi-fi multiplayer for up to 4 players"

Does this mean you can only play with other PBs on your Wifi network or it has online multiplayer but only works over Wifi and not Bridge? I'm assuming the former, but hoping for the latter.

Hi! I'm the developer of the game. Multiplayer is local wi-fi. ie. other players need to be on the same network as you.

Internally, we have support for fully online games but right now the reliability isn't is good as we'd like (As its very dependent on your internet connection). This is definitely something we'll add if theres enough interest, and we can get it working well enough, (and can cover the server costs!).

Its worth pointing out that (As soon as we update the Android version of the game - should be very soon), the multiplayer is cross platform - ie. you can play against people who have the game on Android devices.