Need for Speed Shift Free Edition is a high octane racing game for Nokia Series 40 phones.
Start your engines
The object of Need for Speed Shift is simple: finish the circuits faster than the other drivers. In career mode, winning gives you cash which you can spend on upgrading your car to make it faster, or to buy a new car (there are eight real life vehicles in total to choose from). There's also a Quick Race mode where all cars are available to select.
Pedal to the metal
Controlling your car in Need for Speed Shift Free Edition is a straightforward affair. The vehicle auto-accelerates and you slow down by touching the brake button. You steer by tapping left or right of the car and there's a drift button to help with cornering.
In need of some polish
The visuals in Need for Speed Shift Free Edition for S40 are distinctly retro and nowhere near as polished as the Symbian touch screen version of the game. The up-tempo music tracks are ideally suited for a racing game, though the audio quality itself has a very 8-bit feel to it.
With plenty of different kinds of race to keep you occupied, Need for Speed Shift Free Edition is a driving game with lots of mileage.