Is there anywhere Top Gear hasn't gone? The hosts have crossed countries, continents, volcanoes and poles. The show has branched out from the UK to Australia, Russia, and the United States. The road show has gone around the world. And now Top Gear is landing on your Apple device with the launch of two new iOS games.
First up is Top Gear: Stunt School. The game challenges players to modify cars with over two billion different combinations of add-ons, from jet engines and wings to oversize wheels, in an effort to beat The Stig's time around the Top Gear test track.
The Stig makes an even bigger appearance in the second game, called Top Gear: Where's Stig? Based on the Where's Waldo-style kids' books, the game challenges players to find the "tame racing driver" in a variety of locations.
Prices range from $2.99 to $4.99 depending on the game and the device, with versions available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, available directly from iTunes. iWant more details? Follow the jump for the press release and check out the images in our high-res gallery below.
TWO TOP GEAR GAMES DEBUT THE APP STORE
Top Gear: Stunt School and Top Gear: Where's Stig? available in the U.S. now
Los Angeles – December 21, 2010. BBC Worldwide has launched two adrenalin-fuelled new games based on Top Gear - the world's most popular motoring entertainment TV show – with original versions in the U.S on both BBC AMERICA and HISTORY.
Available on the App Store now, Top Gear: Where's Stig and Top Gear: Stunt School are both ready to be downloaded for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Top Gear: Stunt School provides the player extreme challenges to complete by modifying their car with ridiculous extras such as jet engines, huge wheels and hang-glider wings to name but a few. In fact, there are over 2 billion different combinations of add-ons and modifications, which players can also use to try and beat a lap time set by The Stig around the infamous Top Gear test track.
Top Gear: Where's Stig? brings the popular Where's Stig book to life, and allows players to follow Stig to the farthest corners of the globe in an attempt to locate the faceless hero, as well as some of his most famous friends.
"These two new Top Gear games for the App Store offer superb playability and look fantastic. We're confident they'll be enjoyed by Top Gear fans of all ages." said Robert Nashak, Executive Vice President of Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide.
Top Gear: Stunt School app is available for $3.99 (iPhone and iPod touch) and $4.99 (iPad) and Top Gear: Where's Stig? is available for $2.99 (iPhone and iPod touch) and $3.99 (iPad), on the app store, or from www.itunes.com/appstore.
Top Gear is the world's leading motoring entertainment program, and is one of BBC Worldwide's flagship brands, airing in over 170 countries and watched by over 350m viewers worldwide. The current version, launched in 2002, features Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and is consistently BBC TWO's most-watched program in the UK. The TV show is also sold to 170 countries. A U.S. version of Top Gear, hosted by comedian Adam Ferrara, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood is currently airing on the HISTORY channel, Sundays at 10 p.m., and a new production of Top Gear Australia, produced by Freehand productions airs on the Nine Network. One of the BBC's premiere brands, Top Gear, the magazine, is the leading car publication in the UK, and the global live tour, Top Gear Live, proved to be a great success in 2009.