Have you ever wondered what it's like to drive and operate a forklift? You can try with Extreme Forklifting for Windows Phone. It has been available for iOS and Android, but now it's on our favorite platform, too. Head past the break to watch some gameplay video with the Nokia Lumia Icon.
The basic idea of Extreme Forklifting is to pick up pallets from point A and then drop them off at point B. Do it quickly and without damaging the pallets to get bonus points. As you gain experience, pallets become heavier and drop-off locations become trickier.
Learning to control the forklift is a fun challenge itself. There's a steering wheel to the left and two levers to the right. Throttle forward or backwards with the lower lever. Move the fork up or down with the upper lever. You can change the camera view by swiping left or right on the screen.
Once you have mastered moving with the forklift, it becomes easier to transfer pallets. There's a red imaginary line in front of the forklift that helps you line up with the pallets. After every delivery, you get a message with the base pay earned, bonus points for fast delivery, and any penalties for damaging the goods. It doesn't stop there. You move on to the next pallet.
Extreme Forklifting is fun for the first few minutes, but it quickly becomes repetitive. There's only one shipping yard and we don't see any option to upgrade the forklift. We'd love to see upgrades to go faster or handle heavier loads. Perhaps we'll see that in an update.
Extreme Forklifiting is available at the Windows Phone Store for free, but displays ads during gameplay. We don't see an in-app purchase option to remove the ads. Have some time to kill? Check out Extreme Forklifting and let us know what you think in the comments!