Android Operating System is rated as the second most popular and powerful Operating system (OS) right behind Apple iOS and Andorid powered devices is soon to become the most popular gaming devices on the planet. Since third party extensions are the most vital factor in determining the fate of any platform, keeping that in mind Android adopted the best from Apple’s business model as well as from the Linux, open source and free philosophy and the plan seems to be working as slowly but surely, the larger mobile game developers, who have been so prolific in the App Store, are showing show an interest in Android. Android Market is the best place to find applications for any mobile phone running the Android operating system and that is what we are going to focus in this article by taking a closer look at some of the best racing games for Android :-
Wave Blazer is a great game down to its core. In this game, players get to choose between single player and multiplayer mode. In single player, players can choose between Grand Prix (Paid Version Only), Time Trials (Paid Version Only) and Arcade. Multiplayer provides a list of servers to join or gamers can directly connect to their opponents with their IP Address. From the options menu players can control the whole gameplay including audio, accelerometer and much more. Quick on startup and even during the race, no lag seemed to be present. Wave Blazer is a solid game, but has some few setbacks, as in, entering text or adjusting settings, but nonetheless, once the controls get setup properly it’s a really enjoyable experience.
Light Racer 3D by Battery Powered Games can be counted as one of the best racing games apps and is one of the most advanced games available on this platform that has a mind-blowing graphics and amazing game controls. Its key strengths includes:-
ü High frame rate 3D graphics
ü 4 user-selectable perspectives ranging from first-person to bird’s eye third
ü 3 difficulties for the AI (Easy, Medium and Hard)
ü Up to 3 players in Real-time multiplayer mode via WiFi
ü Power-ups, achievements and online leaderboard
ü Full music and sound
ü Custom game mode allowing you to choose difficulty, level and opponents
But the game has few problems too like:
- It lacks depth
- There is no networking code, so no multiplayer
- The design is quite poor
Raging Thunder is fun, addictive, as well as challenging as you use speed and wit to finish the goal and the game takes full advantage of Android’s Open GL 3D rendering engine to deliver amazing fast paced graphics for Android phones. It is just another those games that can put you behind the wheel of a sports car for hours as you cross a lot of detailed roads and landscapes and in the process beating your opponents.
Speed Forge 3D
Before its release, Speed Forge 3D was known as Project Chronos. It’s a little different then any other game where you are put behind the wheel of a futuristic machine participating in illegal races on Mars. As the machine was previously used for mining, it has an arsenal of mines and explosives installed on it, which you can use to damage your opponents and reach the finish line first.
One of the most popular mobile phone racing franchise, the Street Rules HD version have a lot to recommend for the game itself, mainly because of its street racing approach to the genre. You play as an underground street racer and get to choose and race a lot of great cars and bikes, while having to avoid the police and have your exploits filmed live by TV helicopters and the courses themselves, in Honolulu, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Rome, St. Petersburg and Tokyo, are nicely varied, full of corners and civilian traffic acting as obstacles, all able to provide a genuine thrill – when you can follow just where you are on the track, that is.
Hope you like these amazing racing games for Android phones.