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Furlong Horse Racing App Sucks You In
 By FloridaCowgirl   •   26th Aug 2011   •   3,841 views   •   8 comments
 Horse Racing AppGracer84 has an amazingly simple little horse racing app that, at first glance doesn't look like much. The tagline for it advertises it as fun, simple game that allows you to buy, train and race your own horses, so it sounded like a good game to try.

How's it Work?
When you open up the game, the first page shows two horse stalls with tags under them to “buy horse.” You start the game with $20,000 that you can use to bet or to buy a horse. When you choose to buy a horse, the app takes you to another page that has a list of horses, their stats that include things like their ages, their health status and how many races that they've won or placed in. There's also a starting bid price. Once you click “bid,” it takes you to what looks like a live auction page and you can bid until you're either knocked out of the bidding or you win the horse.

At the main page, instead of buying a horse, you can also choose to look at the horses that are in the next race by clicking the “race entry” button, or you can click “go to races” and the app will take you to a page that shows you the horses running in the race and you can choose one to bet on. Once you pick your horse, a screen will pop up and ask you how much you want to bet and you just fill in an amount. You don't have to pick a horse if you don't want to; you can just go straight to the race.

After you pick your horse, it will take you to the race screen which is just a big green screen. The view is from above so the horses don't really have much of a horse shape; they're just more like little ovals with different colors. Then the race is on!

Review
When you first open the app and watch the race, it's a little bit disappointing because the horses aren't really shaped like horses and they run off of the bottom of the screen for a minute during the race. Once you play a few times though, it starts to grow on you and you realize that when the disappear off of the screen it kind of builds anticipation for them to come back so that you can see which horse is ahead. The game was running on my Nexus S and it was fine. It really is simple so there aren't a ton of graphics but the app is surprisingly fun to play. Overall, a pretty cool little app for what it is.

Android App Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.grahamcrate.furlong
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Simplicity  
Is it on apple?
  Aug 26, 2011  •  2,417 views
 
T E M P E S T  
Great article!
  Aug 26, 2011  •  2,839 views
 
Stay Untamed  
Thanks for posting about it! I might have to go check it out myself. :)
  Aug 26, 2011  •  2,448 views
 
RoyalCrownEstates  MOD 
sounds interesting, thanks for sharring
  Aug 26, 2011  •  2,446 views
 
All That Jazz  
Great article, and cool app. :)
  Aug 27, 2011  •  2,424 views
 
BarrelRacer1300  
great article i really liked it
  Aug 27, 2011  •  2,426 views
 
Breaking Free  
Hmmm, looks fun. I'll try it out :D
  Aug 28, 2011  •  2,613 views
 
Oakie4Clydesdales  
great article :) it sounds cool i might try it out :D
  Sep 2, 2011  •  2,452 views
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