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May 12, 2010

COPS: High Speed Pursuit App Introduced by Hands-On Mobile

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Hands-On Mobile, a developer and publisher of mobile games, has introduced COPS: High Speed Pursuit App, which is based on Fox's hit show.

The company said that COPS: High Speed Pursuit allows players to take control of the wheel while trying to catch criminals through high-speed car chases and dangerous takedowns.

"COPS: High Speed Pursuit lets players feel the exhilaration of a high speed police chase," said Lynn Monica, vice president and general manager of Mobile Games at Hands-On Mobile (News - Alert).

Monica said that fans of the COPS television series will be able to experience all the action and excitement from the show right on their iPhone (News - Alert) and iPod touch.

There are 15 levels of "adrenaline-spiked" pursuits. company officials said players attempt to catch suspects while racing across the open highways of the Florida Everglades, the mountainous passes of the Pacific Northwest, the dusty, winding roads of Route 66, and the traffic-clogged freeways of Los Angeles.

Players playing this new game need to tap an on-screen accelerator to race up to their suspects and steer in close with the device's accelerometer to take them down. And, if players complete the chase and takedown quickly, avoiding damage to civilian vehicles, they will earn cash and promotions to unlock the vehicles that best handle the four unique geographic terrains.

"After 22 years on the air and being referenced in over 100 other shows and films, COPS is one of the most recognized shows on T.V. We're very excited about the release of COPS: High Speed Pursuit and see it as a great step forward in the COPS legacy," said Morgan Langley, executive producer at Langley Productions.

Earlier this month, it was announced that an investor consortium has completed the sale of Hands-On Mobile Binary Runtime Environment (HOMBRE) division of Hands-On Mobile to GoTV Networks (News - Alert), a mobile television network and studio group.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight