Perfect Shift Review

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You can’t throw a rock without hitting a racing game in one of the App stores, and there are plenty of them to download regardless of how you like to race. Folks on Android and iOS just got a good new racing game that Windows phone users should be very familiar with. It’s called Perfect Shift, and after spending some time with the game, we’re back with a quick review.

As the name implies, Perfect Shift is a game about hitting the perfect shift as you race down the street against a slew of opponents. The controls are as simple as it gets, and you’ll have no problem with Perfect Shift if you’ve played any drag racing game on a mobile. You simply need to feather the gas pedal to get a good take off before shifting at the proper time. The better you shift, the more points you get and the better chance you have of beating your opponent.

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Unlike some of its competition, Perfect Shift actually has a bit of a storyline to follow, and along with it comes Story Mode races. In addition to those, you can also play through Daily tourneys, Ladder races, and regular races. Needless to say, there’s plenty to do and between races, you’ll be able to head over to your garage to spruce up your rides.

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Any good racing game has customization options, and Perfect Shift has that covered. From you garage you can customize or upgrade your rides in a variety of ways, and there are around 25 different vehicles to unlock in the game. As for the upgrades, you can soup up the Nitro, Tires, Gear Box, Turbo and Engine or adjust the Aerodynamics and Weight. You don’t get to tinker with things in-depth, but there appear to be plenty of unlockables.



Customization options include the car color, vinyl and rims. Other options could be unlocked later in the game, but the physical customization options are a bit sparse starting out. That said, the cars, tracks and backdrops all look great, and the loading times are fast. The latter is extremely important in a game of this nature as you don’t want to have to wait 45-seconds between each run.

Perfect Shift is popular with Windows phones users for a reason – it’s quite a bit of fun. It’s not the most in-depth racer you’ll find on the App Stores, but what it lacks in depth it makes up for in other areas. The gameplay is fast, the IAP’s are minimal, and it’s the type of racing game you can sit back and play for hours on end. If you’re interesting in giving Lextre’s Perfect Shift a go, you can pick it up for free on Google Play or the App Store.

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.