Shift Race is a free casual racing game developed by SUBALA KUMARI that offers an endless driving experience. The graphics are 3D yet basic, letting the game run on older devices. You’ll need to hold your nerve in order to keep going as long as you can.
Many fun alternatives are available, each with unique play styles, like Hill Climb Racing 2. Beach Buggy Racing offers a different approach to time trials, encouraging you to go the furthest in a very limited time. Highway Rider is a fun game, with a similar concept to Shift Race.
You play the game by driving around an endless snowy mountain path. Your journey is littered with various obstacles, such as oncoming traffic. While driving, you’ll need to find stars, reach checkpoints, and race against the clock.
Shift Race uses low-end graphics which can run on many devices. While not fancy, these graphics accurately depict the 3D environment, your truck, and the snow.
The UI will show you controls, a compass, the time remaining, and the number of stars collected. While it may appear cluttered, everything is legible and easy to follow.
The gameplay is extremely straightforward, as you’ll steer a truck along an endless path until you crash. This unsophisticated loop can quickly become addicting as you attempt to beat your record after each failure. The main menu reflects this repetitive loop, your only options are playing the game or exiting the app.
The title’s controls may feel challenging to get used to at first because the left-right buttons are located on one side, while the forward and reverse buttons are on the other.
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Shift Race is a simple yet compelling game that may not offer a lot of challenges for more experienced gamers. If you’re considering playing the title, you’ll need to adapt to the awkward control layout. However, due to the repetitive nature of this game, you’ll quickly adjust to using one side of your screen for left and right direction controls.
Thanks to the simplicity of its game mechanics, the game can run on older devices. The older-style graphics also aid in this, as it's easier for older devices to process. As the game can run without any internet connection, it’s ideal for less powerful Android devices.