Updated 20 Jun, 2013, 10:58 am IST
Top 10 racing games for Android
| by Karan Shah
Asphalt games have had a long mainstay in the Google Play store for their brilliant gameplay and replayability factor. WIth Adrenaline, you race the world and feel the thrill of arcade racing like never before. There are 42 cars and bikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ducati and other world-class manufacturers. You can collect them in your own 3D garage.
You can even take on friends in Online and Local multiplayer mode for up to 6 racers. These street speed races will have you tearing up city streets in L.A., Tokyo, the Bahamas and more. Each location is rendered in engaging HD graphics. There are 11 leagues and 55 different events that will keep you entertained for quite a while. There are a lot of tuning options that help your vehicles reach peak performance on any track
Pocket Racing is an old school, top-down 2D racer, with online scoreboards, race uploads and downloads. There’s a lite version available as well, in case you want to try out the game before buying it. The lite version allows you try out two tracks and four cars and that in itself is pretty fun.
The full version allows you to race 8 tracks and drive 5 cars. All the cars have different handling, traction control and acceleration levels. There’s a customizable car as well. An interesting feature that allows you to compete with each other is via the downloadable leaderboard cars. Ghost cars get downloaded to your phone and you can compete and fine tune yourself against the ones on the lower levels to win against the higher placed opponents. A fun, entertaining game.
Mini Motor Racing plays like a remote-controlled car showdown, combined with modern tech to nitro-boost your engines. The game allows you to play multiplayer against up to four of your friends via Wi-Fi and race in campaign competitions for big rewards. It also lets you upgrade your skills and cars to win more.
Mini Motor Racing
In Mini Motor Racing, you race in fully upgradeable cars, each with their own unique handling and style. Whether it be Sports, Hatch, Big-rig, Pick-up, School Bus or Hot Rod. You win races throughout the game and you’ll find yourself behind the wheel of the sweetest rides around including the official Fruit Ninja buggy! The game allows you to race on over 20 tracks, in day and night and varying weather conditions. Also, it supports multiplayer for up to four players over Wi-Fi.
Reckless Racing has been one of the most popular racing games for Android, since a long time now. This road racer has 18 highly detailed cars, from small buggies to supercars and 24 routes with varying roads from dirt to tarmac. The game also has a Career mode that lets you earn money for new cars. For those looking for a quick race, Arcade mode with 40 pre-defined challenges provides quite a bit of fun.
In Reckless Racing, you can tune and tweak the performance, handling, tires, rims and colours of your cars. It has a shader-based game engine with normal maps, reflections, specularity, shadows and particles. The game allows multiplayer action via the Internet and five control layouts to ensure maximum comfort while playing. Optional assists, such as racing lines, mini maps and chase cameras have been included too. Complete action packed entertainment!
The Need for Speed series has been popular on almost all gaming platforms and the Android ecosystem is no exception to that. With their latest Shift edition you get to drive 20 cars, including, the BMW M3 GT2, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Pagani Zonda across 18 tacks in international locations, like Chicago, London, Tokyo through night and day. Need for Speed Shift has it all - from roaring engines, to squealing tyres to crazy collisions. You can also fine tune your performance with Top Speed, Acceleration, Tires, Suspension, and Nitrous upgrades. Add custom details like spoilers, rims, specialized paint jobs, and body kits.
Need for Speed
There’s Quick Race, Career Mode and three difficulty settings - Rookie, Pro and Veteran. This game is one of the most aggressive racing games and is definitely entertaining and fun. With Shift, it’s all about speed. Crazy speed.
So, that sums up our list of top 10 racing games for Android. Besides these, if there are any racing games you love playing on your phone, do let us know in the comments section below.
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