Hot Rod Racers for Windows Phone Drives onto Nokia Lumia

Hot Rod Racers for Windows Phone is the latest game from Miniclips and comes tearing onto Nokia Lumia smartphones for free. We’ve got it on our Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 520 to show how slick and quick it works on both. Check out our Hot Rod Racers for Windows Phone hands-on.

Hot Rod Racers allows you to get to grips with the fine art of drag racing over the quarter mile. Sure you can use your driving skills, wits and raw nerve. You can also play underhand as you can swerve into your opponent and force them to drop back.

Win races and you’ll earn points, which as you’d expect allows you to upgrade your car, as well as buy faster and more refined racing machines.hot-rod-racers-hands-on-02

Races comprise of great graphics and a user interface that needs you to rev the engine by tapping down the accelerator on the right-hand side of the screen. Once the countdown begins the race is on and you need to tap the gear lever (below the accelerator pedal) at the right point of the rev count to make a smooth transition.hot-rod-racers-hands-on-03

On the left-hand side of the screen there is a Nitro boost that allows you to gain that extra momentum when you need it.hot-rod-racers-hands-on-04

If you fancy giving yourself a little advantage you can barge into your opponent to slow them down and even slip into their lane to block their way, should you fancy getting the edge.hot-rod-racers-hands-on-05

Hot Rod Racers comes with a great visual look and the cars are amazing to look at. There are 13 different episodes to work through, so plenty of gaming action to be had.

We’ve been checking it out on the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 520 and found the game handles smoothly on both variants of Windows Phone 8. As you would expect, the game loads quicker, runs smoother and looks fantastic on the 6-inch 1080p screen of the Nokia Lumia 1520.

However, we were impressed with how well the Nokia Lumia 520 handled the game, the 4-inch screen giving the game plenty of space to make the most of the controls.

Find out more about Nokia Lumia smartphones at Nokia UK

Hot Rod Racers is a free 30MB download from the Windows Phone Store and the Nokia Collection on your handset.

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