Evel Knievel now breaking his bones virtually on iOS

Published On October 15, 2015 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

In a time before CGI made fake stuff look better than real stuff, people had to risk their lives in order to keep our nation’s thirst for action and danger satiated. Dudes would walk tightropes between the World Trade Center towers, ladies would roll over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and a fellow named Evel Knievel would get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the “most broken bones in a lifetime” by jumping motorcycles over all manner of objects. Evel is gone now, taking the term “dare-devil” with him, but his legacy will live on with Evel Knievel for iOS.

The app will allow users to 27 jumps in 9 locations, including Las Vegas, Chicago, Ontario and London. You’ll jump buses, cars, fountains and man-eating sharks (which would later inspire Happy Days to inspire a phrase we still use to this day), but the press release doesn’t indicate whether the failed Snake River Canyon jump is in there; that’s the one I remember.

Of course, there’ll also be a bunch of motorcycles and outfits you can collect. You can learn more at www.evelknievelapp.com, but I think I’ll hold out for the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show app.

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.