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Here's a great little offering from Amazon for you BlackBerry 10 users that are partial to a bit of realistic car racing. Pocket Rally is their 'free app of the day' today and it's pretty darn sweet - especially for free!

I first loaded Pocket Rally onto my BlackBerry Passport and although it played just fine I didn't feel like I was getting the best gaming experience on the square screen. (This most certainly does not apply for all games). So I grabbed my trusty Z30 and things felt a lot better - having some extra width to play with.

In terms of controls there's a bunch of options. By default you use an accelerator pedal on the right of the display and a brake on the left. You'll need to tilt the device to move left and right, but you can change this if you like. If you don't like using the tilt controls you can have a further two options. Number one is having left and right on-screen controls and here the car will auto accelerate, or secondly you can have a left/right slider bar on the screen and this time around you have the choice of having the auto accelerate on or off.

It is of course an Android game, rather than native BlackBerry 10. However, it's smooth, has beautiful graphics and is a joy to play. Let us know your thoughts?

Features include:

  • Highly detailed and precisely made car models, beautiful and visually convincing racing tracks located in various spectacular sceneries including mountains, coastline and ancient city ruins.

  • Carefully tuned car physics to be both realistic and fun. Multiple ground surface properties including tarmac, gravel, grass and ice. Each car has unique driving characteristics, and will evolve through the winning of races.6 control modes (including MOGA(TM) controllers and generic Bluetooth/OTG/USB gamepads) and 3 camera angles (in-game toggleable) to choose from.

  • Strength adjustable AI opponents. Up to 4 cars can race simultaneously in a game.

  • Introducing the Replay Mode. Performed a perfect power drift doing a hairpin turn and want to show your friends? Too occupied in the competition not able to admire your own driving technique and want to see it later? Replay Mode is the answer for you! The replay cameras are tailored for each track, recording the whole event from best angles and play it back for you.

  • 2 main game modes to play: Challenge mode and Single Race mode. Additional cars and tracks can be unlocked by winning challenges and to be chosen in Single Race mode.

  • Currently there are 8 legendary rally cars, 8 tracks (including forward/reverse direction) and 65 Challenge mode events in the game, with more to come!

As usual, regional offerings sometimes vary with Amazon, so if you're seeing an alternative app please let us know in the comments?

Happy racing.

How to download Pocket Rally using the Amazon Appstore

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