I have to admit to being a bit more of a fan of your average Ford than I am of a gleaming red Ferrari.

Though you're unlikely to see people's jaws dropping when a 15-year-old Escort trundles on by, they are a lot easier to challenge to a race on UK shores. Just head down the M60 at 1am and you'll see what I mean.

For Ferrari aficionados, however, that's where Ferrari GT 2: Revolution comes in. A notable step up from the first game in the franchise, this is a typical arcade racer that, in effect, could have any car manufacturer's name tagged onto its title.


Though its roster of cars from the 1950s right up to the present day is undoubtedly impressive, where the game really excels is the races themselves - most notably, the wide variety of them.

Drawing in locations including Monte Carlo, London, Cape Town, and Paris, each city has five types of races to compete in - a standard race with five opponents, a solo checkpoint based challenge, an elimination race (where the car at the back gets lopped off at the start of each lap), a bonus race where picking up the most stars is the aim and a special race that focuses on skilled overtaking and jumping.

Each race serves up a distinct challenge and conquering one doesn't mean topping the list across the board.

They are, however, universally fun, with Ferrari GT 2: Revolution focusing almost wholly on a combination of drifting and boosting. Said drifting (and, indeed, overtaking, having a near-miss encounter with communal traffic and leaping over the jumps that populate the tracks) by sliding around the game's tight turns ups your boost bar, which can then be used to fire you to the front of the pack.

Letting loose

As such, driving at speed has its own rewards, the boost bar consistently topped up by your resulting reckless assault on the asphalt. It all relies on you taking risks.

Simply keeping your race clean and making your way around the courses without accident will, more than likely, see you finish somewhere near the back. You need to slip and slide to get the most out of Ferrari GT 2: Revolution.

It's a bit of a looker, too. The high rise skyscrapers sandwiching London landmarks are a little off base, but on the whole the courses have a genuinely sharp and colourful look to them that feels a league above Gameloft's previous offering in the series.

Those who are able to let loose in this pedal to the metal paradise will be able to enjoy one of the finest example of arcade racing on mobile to date. Ferrari or no Ferrari, engines don't purr much more beautifully than this.