Drag Racing for Windows Phone 8, burning rubber and collecting pink slips

Drag Racing is a new game for your Windows Phone 8 device that has over fifty officially licensed cars that you can race down the strip. Everything from compact sports cars to muscle cars to sedans.

Drag Racing has plenty of upgrades to enhance your cars performance that can be purchased with your race winnings. You can race against the computer or choose an online opponent to challenge.  We've only messed with Drag Racing for about an hour and it comes across as a fun game for short bits of time as well as longer, marathon gaming sessions.

Drag Racing is a fairly easy game to pick up and slightly addictive. You race down either 1/4 or 1/2 mile strips in profile view. Tap the gas pedal to start the light sequence and on the green light, just make sure you shift your gears well enough to beat your opponent. The gas pedal is glued to the floor and your shift controls are on the steering wheel. Just shift up as the tachometer approaches the redline. Shift too soon and you lose momentum, shift too late and you blow your engine.

To help keep things from getting boring, you have varying levels of opponents in both the races against the computer and online opponents. With the computer you have beginners, amateurs, pros and a boss to compete against. Similar difficulties are present with the online opponents. There's even a real-time, 10-player race in the Pro League and a career mode full of challenges.

There's plenty of racing gaming with Drag Racing to keep you busy and we've yet to mention all the upgrades, customizations and fine tuning you can do to your cars. You can mess with everything from the engine to the suspension to the paint job to the wheels.

First impressions are really good with Drag Racing. Animations and graphics are nice, car choices fantastic, and overall Drag Racing is...dare I say... En Fuego. Best part of it all, Drag Racing is a free game for your Windows Phone 8 device.

You can find Drag Racing here in the Windows Phone Store.

Quick update... you can get rid of the ads via in-app purchase of $1.29.  But you concentrate so much on the race, you really don't notice the ads.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.