Updated March 7, 2019: New entries added

It used to be that you had to ply a giant arcade machine with coins or splurge hundreds of pounds on a home console to play a proper racing game.

Not any more. All you need to scratch that racing game itch nowadays is an Android device. The Google Play Store is chock-full of advanced simulators, arcade racers, kart racers, and plenty in between.

Indeed, the arrival of the smartphone has led to a whole bunch of oddities that splice all manner of different genres onto the humble racing game.

We've picked out the best racers on Android for you. Don't agree? Feel free to let us know your favourites in the comments below.