Get some free F1 action on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone with Thumb Formula Racing

By James Richardson on 14 Jun 2014 04:25 am EDT

Thumb Formula Racing is another game that you won't find in BlackBerry World, but instead you'll need to hit up one of the Android stores to grab the APK. I used Snap to install the game on my Z30 and for those of you that haven't done this before there is a link to the full instructions at the base of the article.

With the F1 season now in full swing and the BlackBerry sponsored MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team doing rather well this may inspire you to stick this one on your BlackBerry. It's free too, which is always a bonus and although in the video I made the mistake of presuming that there would be in-app purchases. I was actually very wrong - you just collect coins to spend on upgrades and bonus items.

As you would imagine it's all about getting first place with this one. As the name suggests - you control your car using the two tabs at the base of the display which are perfectly suited for your thumb/thumbs - allowing for one and two handed play. Under these are your boost tab as well as look behind you. There is also a tab at the top to switch the camera angle so you can either be in the car or behind it.

Thumb Formula Racing is far from easy but if you like a challenge then it will suit you perfectly. Due to the game being played in portrait mode I haven't even bothered to try and install it on my Q10. For all touch BlackBerry 10 handsets it's a right bobby dazzler!

Key features:

Realistic view from the cockpit of the car

  • Optimized manoeuvrability for mobile (playable with 1 thumb in portrait mode)

  • 120 levels with rewards

  • Coins to collect in each level

  • 24 cars to unlock

  • HD Graphics, sounds and interfaces

  • Entirely FREE (no in-app purchase)

Load it up and let us know what you think?

How to use Snap to install Android APK's

Reader comments

Get some free F1 action on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone with Thumb Formula Racing


Most games have the ads in acceptable places that doesn't interfere with game play.. I'm in no way against developers making money

Posted via CB10 from my Z10STL100-1/

Tried it on my q5. Playable but the position of the directional arrows are uncomfortable. You also do get the feeling that the phone is struggling to run the game. Game is probably much more suited to the larger screen.

Posted via CB10 on Blackberry Q5

It does have ads by the way, but they aren't that frequent and easy to close.

Posted via CB10 on Blackberry Q5

Snap is a BlackBerry 10 app, hence you cannot install it through the Amazon Store or the 1Mobile store, or through Snap itself.

As far as I understand things, Snap complies neither with all the terms & conditions of BlackBerry World nor with all the terms&conditions of Google Play .

Posted via CB10

So what that is android app? Blackberry supports android apps so it is fair game

Posted via CB10

That's why they made the runtime.. so the good games that are not in BlackBerry world can be played and we don't feel left out

Posted via CB10 from my Z10STL100-1/

I am OK with android games, as long as they behave same way as in any Android phone.
You guys should try Air Navy Fighters Lite from Android. Its free game and you can download additional maps maps. It safes your progress unlike Gunship Battle.

I'm usually not a fan of ART ports (especially games) but this one is actually pretty good. Fun and runs exceedingly smooth on my Z30. Thanks for the tip!

Posted via CB10

Why bother with snap still when aptoide is so much easier and provides way more apps? Seems archaic to me.

Posted from Thor's Z30!