What is Need for Speed Undercover Mobile Game all about?:
Rule the Streets in Need for Speed: Undercover. Hit the gas to race against ruthless gangs running an International crime ring. But watch your back. The thugz aren't your only enemies. Win races to gain street cred and fill your garage with killer cars, like the Porsche 911. Reach the finish line first in circuit races. Bust up the city in bounty challenges. Show your skillz for a shot at gang leaders. Choose between Career or Quick Race mode. Brakes are optional in Need for Speed: Undercover.
How to Play Need for Speed Undercover• Game Goal: Chase or Be Chased in Need for Speed Undercover. The cops are back like never before in this game of pursuit and betrayal. Fill your garage with the world's fastest cars. Show your skills for a shot at top drivers. Choose Career or Quick Race mode.Starting the game:Highlight "Need for Speed Undercover" in the games menu on your phone, and press "Select" (or "OK" on the D-Pad) to start. You are prompted to choose sound either on or off. After you make your selection, the EA and Need for Speed Undercover splash screens appear followed by the Main Menu.Main Menu:• Quick Race – instant racing action!• Continue Career – continues your NFS Undercover career (only available once a career has been started)• New Career – start a new career to unlock more cars and events• Options – allows you to enable/disable Sounds, Vibration and Car Markers (HUD element). Also gives quick access to Tutorial.• Help – view detailed instructions and tips on how to play the game• About – contains copyright and customer service information• Exit – return to your PhoneOSHow to PlayControls:Key Context FunctionalityUp/2, Down/8, Left/4, Right/6 Shell Navigate MenusOK/5 Shell Confirm SelectionCLR Shell BackOK/5 In-Game Drift/SpeedbreakerUp/2 In-Game BoostDown/8 In-Game BrakeLeft/4 In-Game Move LeftRight/6 In-Game Move RightCLR In-Game Pause MenuAuto-Acceleration:Your car will continuously accelerate towards its top-speed without any input.Drift and Speedbreaker:In corners press OK/5 to initiate a drift. Keep the meter in the center by counter-steering and rack up Style Points!On straightaways pressing OK/5 will start the Speedbreaker. Use it to dodge traffic in intersections or get out of tight spots.Upgrades:Through the Career Garage you can buy upgrades for any car in 4 categories: Top Speed, Acceleration, Handling and NitrousNew Cars:New cars can be found in the Career Garage. Make money in career mode to buy better rides. Progress through the story to gain access to even more cars! Anything you purchase will become available in Quick Race.AutoSave:The game will autosave following the completion of any race or when you purchase upgrades and new cars.Tips and Tricks• Slipstream behind opponents to gain extra speed and slingshot past them!• The icon in the HUD will help you determine if pressing OK/5 will cause a Speedbreaker or Drift• Use Speedbreaker to dodge cross-traffic in intersections• Watch out for civilian cars or use them to slow-down opponents and the police
I'd played the previous need for speed prostreet mobile and thought it was reasonably good. So naturally, I decided to try undercover out. I managed to download the game into my nokia 5800, which has an elongated hd landscape screen.
Strangely the nokia 5800 version has 2d visuals instead of 3d. The visuals are nice but not great. Maybe because of the large nokia 5800 screen, the cars look pretty small and lacks details. Backgrounds are beautifully drawn but the buildings that flashes by are boring, repetitive. I'd seen much better graphics and details in other racing games like aspalt 4 3d.
This game isn't difficult to play using the nokia 5800 touchscreen display. You steer by pressing left and right icons located on both lower edges of the screen. Above the left button is brake, and above the right button is drift. At the lower center of the screen is your nitro boost. Frankly, i'd prefer button presses instead touchscreens but the 5800 isn't exactly built for gaming. Another thing to note is that difting in this game is quite a chore. When u press the drift button while negotiating a curve, a small bar appears in the middle of the screen. What you need to do is to balance the cursor in the bar by pressing left or right. You'll drift if you do it correctly but you'll concentrate on the bar so much that you won't notice an obstacle infront and crash into it. I can easily win a race without drifting at all. This makes drifting totally tedious and redundant.
Undercover is decent at best and gameplay lacks fun and becomes overly repetitive.