Need for Speed Pro Street drifts onto mobile

EA Mobile's urban racer goes legit for Christmas

Need for Speed Pro Street drifts onto mobile

Last year's Need for Speed: Carbon was one of the most polished racing games on mobile, so we're eagerly anticipating EA Mobile's follow-up, Need for Speed Pro Street.

The gist: You're not taking part in underground races any more – you've now gone legit to take on the world's best drivers.

As before, the new game will feature spiffing 3D visuals, and controls designed to be as easy to master as possible on a mobile keypad. The meat of the game will be in the Career mode, where winning races unlocks more events, which can then be played individually in the Quick Race option.

Ultimately, it's all about the drifting, since you slide round corners to earn additional speed boosts and cash, the latter of which can then be spent upgrading your car. You'll also be slipstreaming your rivals to pick up speed, and picking the best line to improve your times.

The game includes 16 of the world's fastest cars, which you unlock as you progress through the different levels. BMW, Toyota, Chevrolet and Nissan are all represented.

But perhaps most intriguingly, the game has rewards dotted throughout that can be used to unlock features in the console version of Need for Speed Pro Street, giving even hardcore console fans a reason to try out the mobile game.

We've been playing a preview version of the game which is shaping up marvellously, and so looks sure to make a splash when it comes out on mobiles this November.

Stuart Dredge
Stuart Dredge
Stuart is a freelance journalist and blogger who's been getting paid to write stuff since 1998. In that time, he's focused on topics ranging from Sega's Dreamcast console to robots. That's what you call versatility. (Or a short attention span.)