Need For Speed™ Undercover: A Stunner!

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Need For Speed™ Undercover is a stunner!

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Get behind the wheel of the world’s #1 racing franchise to find out! Explode into a racing frenzy on your iPhone™ and iPod® touch in this action-packed adventure of hot pursuit and betrayal.

Activate Nitrous Boost and Speedbreaker with the swipe of your finger for intense driving action.

Drive 20 of the world’s fastest and hottest cars like the Porsche Carrera GT, Nissan 370Z (Z34), Lamborghini Gallardo and the Pagani Zonda F—each boasting its own unique style and performance features: handling, steering, cornering and acceleration.

Incredible 3D graphics enhance this exhilarating driving experience. Sweeping camera angles intensify your ride and yield a realistic look and feel—simply put, the best visuals iPhone and iPod have to offer.

Customize your vehicle with aftermarket spoilers, multiple wheel options, body kits and a variety of paint schemes.

Electronic Arts has released two Big titles (Tiger Woods PGA Tour & Need For Speed™ Undercover) within one week and has two releases expected in the coming month.

Need For Speed™ Undercover (NFSU) has definitely been one of the most awaited and talked about release for the iPhone. It finally made it to the App Store on May 05, 2009 with incredible response making it No. 27 Top Paid App in just 3 days!

NFSU gives a complete pulse raising and satisfying experience expected from a racing game.


You ride as an undercover cop in the Tri-City Bay Area and your objective is to take down the underground smuggling ring connected with some street racers. The story unfolds with full motion cinematic scenes throughout the game as you race across three zones completing races, vehicle deliveries, cop takeouts and more. As you advance in the game by winning different events you can earn cash and style points to upgrade, customize or buy new cars.


You steer your ride by tilting your iPhone/iPod touch, while the acceleration is automatic. Touch anywhere on the screen to pull the breaks or slide your finger down to activate the speed breaker mode to slow things down a bit. Slide your finger up to use the powerful Nitrous boost. Twitching your device enables you to drift on sharp turns.

The overall controls are very intuitive and responsive but sometimes even a simple turn can make your vehicle drift. In the garage you can swipe and zoom to take a 360 degree look at your ride which is very impressive.


Need For Speed™ Undercover is a true representation of iPhone’s gaming prowess. The 3D world is gorgeous with stunning Nitrous boost and drift effects. It unambiguously supports the best graphics I have seen on iPhone. Unlike Days of Thunder you can see your wheels rolling during the race which adds up to the realism. Graphics are highly detailed and you can also interact with the environment by damaging roadside signs and other obstacles.


Your opponents in NFSU will often use their Nitrous Boost to take over, crash into the traffic and catch up if you make a slight mistake. The cops can only take you down if they manage to hold you in close proximity.

Sound Effects

I am very impressed with the attention given to sound effects, you can hear the engine noises, wheel screech while drifting and speed boost when activating Nitrous boost. The game has some amazing sound tracks for Rock music lovers.


Electronic Arts (EA) has set a very high standard for the iPhone gaming platform by releasing a highly polished premium game. It won’t be wrong to say this marks the beginning of a paradigm shift for all iPhone game developers.

Feel the rush and screech your wheels with Need For Speed™ Undercover for iPhone!

iphone-apps-promo-codes-official-app-store-badge_4Price $9.99

The Good

  • Stunning graphics
  • Engaging story
  • Intuitive controls
  • High replay value

The Not So Good

  • We would like to see some customization options for the controls
  • Camera adjustment settings while in the race.

Need For Speed™ Undercover Screenshots



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