It’s September 30, and that means it’s not only the day after Google unleashed a whole host of new devices and services (which you can catch up on right here), but it’s also the day where you can finally download the new Need For Speed racing game – No Limits.
If you pre-registered for the game, you’ll receive 50,000 credits as well as a couple of crates and cars, and you should have received a notification informing you that the game is ready to be installed. Be warned, it’s a 775MB download, so make sure you are connected to WiFi if you have a data cap, and EA says the game requires a constant data connection during use.
While NFS No Limits is free to download, as you can see from the screenshots above, as expected, there are plenty of In-App-Purchases available. So if you are installing it on your child’s device, make sure to secure your payment methods by setting the Play Store to ask for a password for every transaction, if not going so far as to completely disable them. The IAP’s range from £1.49 to a whopping £79.99, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. Available IAP’s include buying gold, cars, and crates of premium parts for the car.
At the start of the game, you are given 10 units of fuel, with every race you enter using a certain number of units. While in the beginning of the game, the fuel gets topped up with comparative ease, you can bet that the further you get in the game, the harder it will be to keep your tank topped up. Between dodging the cops, setting hot laps or beating rivals, its great fun while the fuel lasts.
As for the game, well, anyone who played NFS Most Wanted on their device will be familiar with the controls. Tap on the left or right of the display to steer, swipe up to activate the Nitro boost. It really is that simple. You can also set the steering to control the car by tilting the device in the appropriate direction or by swiping left and right.
Despite the fact it is laden with IAP’s, after having played for around 30 mins (purely in the name of research, you understand), I’ve found NFS No Limits to be a fun installment in the venerable Need For Speed franchise. That said, I haven’t really progressed to the point where frustration will set in because EA want to force people to buy IAP’s.
It should also be pointed out that there are some early complaints of less than stunning graphics, which is surprising considering that this game took so long to be released. YMMV.
You can download NFS No Limits simply by clicking the Play Store link below: