Review: Need for Speed Shift Samsung Wave Game
The Samsung Wave, running on a platform which barely has a million users, Bada, did not seem likely to get any attention from programmers, but Samsung, with its genius marketing, convinced EA to develop games – and dish them out for free.
It’s not a secret that the powerful 1GHz processor under the hood of this phone can provide some serious graphics, so EA, with all its money and expertise, developed one of the best mobile racing games of today – and it has motion gaming, turning your Bada smartphone into a steering wheel.
1.2 million copies were being distributed at the Samsung Apps store, and I managed to grab one for myself, which I thoroughly tested.
I have no doubts that the vibrant colours of the Super AMOLED screen of the Wave contributed to much of the graphics’ vividity, but it took a lot of programming and more than 100MB of game for all that awesomeness.
If you have played Need for Speed Shift in a game console or even on a PC, you’ll quickly adapt to the game concept, race tracks, cars, assist lines, etc.. It’s all there, and you can upgrade cars, buy new ones – really, the whole lot.
When it comes to gameplay, I didn’t appreciate it very much – fun, speed and agility were missing from the game. If I were to buy a racing game for the Samsung Wave, I’d go for Asphalt 5.
But then again, if you’re looking for really cool graphics, go for it!