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Top Gear star Richard Hammond launches iPhone car-spotting game

Defying death in a high-speed car crash turned Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond into a star, it’s fair to say. He’s certainly now a household name beyond his original audience of petrolheads anyway. And now he’s got his own iPhone game to prove it. Well, apart from the fact that it’s aimed at petrolheads…

The game is called Hamster’s Car Spotter – The Hamster is his nickname, if you’re wondering – and involves being shown a series of photos of cars. It starts small, with details like indicator lenses and door mirrors, with easier shots displayed if you pick the wrong option from four suggested motors.

You get points for answering quickly, which you can choose to ‘bank’ by shaking your iPhone, or keep in play to be multiplied by the points you win for the next correct answer – if you get the next question wrong, you lose them. Categories include Supercars, Everyday Cars, Classics and Random, and the game ties into Apple’s Game Center.

If your knowledge of cars is lacking, this won’t be much fun, but for Top Gear fans it should be a treat. The game currently costs 59p, although it’s set to rise to £1.79 in a few days’ time, so get in quick if it appeals.

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