Beat the Stig in a new Top Gear endless racer for Windows Phone

Top Gear fans are now able to put their driving skills to the ultimate test by racing the Stig on Windows Phone. Launching globally, Race The Stig is today available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Those of you who may be familiar with the endless runner concept will quickly familiarise themselves with Race The Stig. The title is a 'endless racer', taking players through some of the most iconic Top Gear locations.

The goal of the game is to collect as many golden nuts as possible whilst avoiding obstacles and vehicles by jumping, ducking and dodging. There are some of the series' most recognisable challenge vehicles available to drive, including Richard Hammond's Oliver, Jeremy's Italian police car and James' Amphibious Triumph Herald. There are numerous references to the show, making for an enjoyable, humorous experience.

Race The Stig

Collecting golden nuts is important as it's the in-game currency. When you've collected enough in your inventory, you can head to the store and pick up new consumables, powerups, helmets and vehicles. Missions can be completed to receive score multipliers and other rewards. These come in multiple batches, including weekly and monthly.

What you see in the current version is not final as new content will be "regularly" added to the game, which will include more iconic vehicles and locations, extra crash helmets and tougher challengers. Players will also be encouraged to compete against friends through social media and will be rewarded for high scores.

You can download Race The Stig from the Windows Phone Store for free. There are only a few in-app purchases to support app development, including the removal of advertising ($0.99) and doubling the nut collection, as well as packs of nuts for those who don't wish to grind through the game to get the best gear.

What's your highest score? I've only managed 4,134 so far but I can definitely see me grinding my way through the become the best. See if you can beat my miserable attempts!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.