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Need for Speed Shift for iPad

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THE LEGEND RETURNS! By popular demand, one of the most visceral and aggressive sim-racing games ever made for iPad is back on the App Store!

• Drive 20 awesome cars, including the BMW M3 GT2, Lamborghini Gallardo & Pagani Zonda
• Race friends across 6 multiplayer modes
• Burn up 18 unique tracks in stunning international locations (Chicago, London & Tokyo)
• Jump into Quick Race or dominate the circuit in Career Mode
• Select 3 Difficulty Settings (Rookie, Pro or Veteran)

Your racing environments pop on your iPad with the intensely sharp HD-quality graphics.

Get the hyper-real POV of the in-car cockpit, as well as the brutal perspective of the first-person crash dynamic.

Grab the wheels of the fastest, hottest, and most powerful cars in the world… the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro…..Porsche Cayman S….or Subaru Impreza WRX STI… it’s a car lover’s fantasy at your fingertips.

Fine tune performance with Top Speed, Acceleration, Tires, Suspension and Nitrous upgrades. Also add custom details like spoilers, rims, specialized paint jobs, and body kits.

Track your evolution as a racer with DRIVER PROFILE. Aggressive or precise? What kind of driver are you? Grab wheel and find out.

Need more speed? Race through more events, cars, and leaderboards in our scorching sequel – SHIFT 2 Unleashed!

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What's New in Version 1.0.80

GAME UPDATE AVAILABLE – Download now for the best Need For Speed Shift experience yet. Improvements, additions, and optimizations include:
• iOS 4.2 compatibility
• Fast app switching capability
• Various bug fixes to enhance application stability

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Customer Reviews

Awesome but a few small changes...

Over all a 5 star app. But it needs multiplayer support, and what i feel it needs most of all is the ability to move the HUD buttons around.

I would like to have the gas pedal on the right side of the screen closer to the top and the break pedal on the left side of the screen around the same height with the nitro button still near the gas pedal button.

basically the HUD should be way more customizable as everyone holds there ipads differently and not to mention with the ipads size it seems almost silly to have the gas and break in the bottom left most corner, it makes steering harder unless you leave auto gas on then you gotta slide your hand up and down to get at the break... and auto break is just a joke

over all 3 stars now - 4 stars with adjustable HUD - 5 stars with multiplayer.


Drifting Ruined This Game

Although I am very fond of the game as a whole, mostly due to the many choices you can make when it comes to gameplay controls, there is one aspect of the game that has managed to single-handedly drag this game to one star from four or five. Drifting (particularly drift races) are near impossible, and even with the game sensitivity up high it is overly difficult to even begin to drift. I am not usually one to rate a game one star because of a single thing, but drifting has completely ruined the game for me and leaves me wanting to write a violent rant involving the spewing of many profanities. (Unfortunately I am not allowed to do so). Anyways, you should get the game if you are willing to put up with the drift events, which will consume far more time then they're worth, but if you want a game that is fun but does not have a frustrating and time consuming career path, then this is not the game I would recommend.


I've been a fan of NFS titles on PC, Playstation and iPhone since the first game. The first few titles were great. Remember the original Hot Pursuit anyone? Lots of fun and really engaging. For me though, the games have become progressively more disappointing with each release until we finally arrived at this.

The latest NFS Hot Pursuit on the iPhone was fun to play. Shift was not. I bought this app hoping the iPad version might have improved. It hasn't. If anything the deficiencies are even more glaring on this platform.

This game is slow, you feel removed from the action. Even an arcade racer should feel believable, and unfortunately this doesn't. The physics are terrible and the graphics can't hope to compete with games like Real Racer. In fact, Real Racer absolutely smokes NFS Shift in every respect. The ability to pimp your ride in NFS is fun. But it doesn't make up for the rest of the game.

Not worth it, even at half the price.

Need for Speed Shift for iPad
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Nov 27, 2010
  • Version: 1.0.80
  • Size: 217 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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