Lumiappaday #169: Need For Speed – Undercover demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800 XboxLive

| May 2, 2012 | 10 Replies

Need For Speed Undercover is the older NFS game but it’s the version I prefer playing. There’s also NFS Hot Pursuit. I like that the controls are extremely responsive and that the visuals on the display orientate themselves to always be horizontal in my view. i.e. If I tilt right, the game visuals turn left to compensate and your view of the game remains unchanged, allowing your eyes to concentrate solely on driving your car.

The game looks great and plays very well. I’ve only used the demo for this because I didn’t fancy shelling out £3.99 for this, especially as it’s much cheaper (around £2.29) on equivalent stores.

Due to the nature of the recording set up, it was very hard to record this accelerometer based game on camera. It is much easier to play when you hold the phone normally.


#169) Need For Speed – Undercover

Price:  £3.99



Developer Blurb:

REAL CARS! REAL FAST! DESIGNED JUST FOR WINDOWS PHONE 7. Enabled for Xbox LIVE®, earn achievements and track leaderboards as you power 20 of the world’s hottest high-performance cars through 24 undercover missions and 8 challenging modes of hot-pursuit action! XBOX LIVE ENABLED! SEE WHO’S THE REAL DEAL Use your existing Xbox LIVE Gamertag or create a new one via the Windows Phone 7 main menu to track achievements and access leaderboards for this Need for Speed Undercover game. • TRACK UP TO 10 ACHIEVEMENTS – Acquire cars, unlock tracks, snag a bounty over $1,000, and more. Reach milestones, complete goals, and get up to 200 Gamerscore points! • ACCESS DOZENS OF WEEKLY, MONTHLY, AND LIFETIME LEADERBOARDS – See where your driving skills rank you against friends and racers around the world. See who’s got the fastest times, the best style scores, and the biggest accumulation of bounty. • SHOWCASE YOUR AVATAR – Proudly display your Xbox LIVE avatar next to your high scores. FACE CHALLENGING RACE MODES AND MISSIONS

Race through Head-to-Head action, Highway Battle, and Cop Takeout. Go undercover in 24 covert missions at the wheels of some of the most awesome automobiles imaginable. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN EYE-POPPING RACING ENVIRONMENTS The maxed out 800×480 resolution for Windows Phone 7 will put your senses into overdrive. Push yourself to the limit as you burn through exhilarating cityscapes, snaking countrysides, and gritty seaside docks. Sweeping camera angles and gnarly impact-crash sound effects heighten the adrenaline-fueled intensity. TRICK OUT YOUR RIDE Customize your vehicle with aftermarket spoilers, multiple wheel options, cool body kits, and paint schemes. Earn performance upgrades and kick in extras like Boost, Speed, Acceleration, and Handling. By purchasing and/or using this application, you agree to the terms of the End User License Agreement and EA’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Design: 10

Usability: 9

Performance: 9

Price: 7


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone, XboxLive

About the Author ()

Hey, thanks for reading my post. My name is Jay and I'm a medical student at the University of Manchester. When I can, I blog here at and tweet now and again @jaymontano. We also have a twitter and facebook accounts @mynokiablog and Check out the tips, guides and rules for commenting >>click<< Contact us at tips(@) or email me directly on jay[at]