Need for Speed Shift v1.02 Patch
|Developer:||Slightly Mad Studios, Bright Light (PSP)|
|Platform:||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, MeeGo, J2ME|
|Release Date:||September 15, 2009|
Need for Speed Shift v1.02 Patch Summary:
Need for Speed Shift v1.02 Patch: Need for Speed: Shift (occasionally styled as Need for Speed: SHIFT) is the thirteenth installment and second reboot of the long-running racing video game franchise Need for Speed; published by Electronic Arts. It was announced in December 2008 as part of a three-game announcement that includes Need for Speed: Nitro and Need for Speed: World. Shift was developed by Slightly Mad Studios in conjunction with EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts. In the new franchising model for the series adopted by EA, Shift takes its place focusing on simulation/arcade racing rather than the arcade racing of previous titles in the series. Shift was followed by a sequel, Shift 2: Unleashed, in 2011.
Eurogamer gave it a 7/10, saying, “If the skittish handling and overbearing, messy advancement can be reined in, Need for Speed could have a future in its newly serious and somewhat crowded surroundings. But with the infinitely more comprehensive Forza Motorsport 3 and Gran Turismo 5 looming in the very near distance, it’s hard to see the point in this second-stringer this time around, for console players at least. And given Need for Speed’s recent, confused history, you shouldn’t count on it wearing the same face next year.”
There are 60+ cars which are divided into 5 tiers. Tier 1 refers to entry-level sports and luxury cars like the Audi TT and Infiniti G35, tier 2 refers to mid-level performance cars like the BMW M3, tier 3 refers to supercars like the Lamborghini Gallardo, and tier 4 refers to hypercars like the Bugatti Veyron, or Pagani Zonda R. The car customization options include cosmetics as well as performance mods and is more in depth than previous games, affecting aspects such as alignment, aerodynamics, tires, brakes, differential, and gears. Nitrous is also an option for tuning, but different from previous Need for Speed games as it is simulated more realistically. There are body kits which affect the aerodynamics and weight reduction. There are visual customization options like rims, vinyls and paints.
Need for Speed Shift v1.02 Patch:
- Patch 1.02 includes five new cars (Toyota Supra Mk IV, 1967 Shelby GT500, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 1969 Dodge Charger R/T and the 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T). There is a new game mode called Team Racing which pits Team Red vs Team Blue in an intense battle for track domination. The maximum number of racers in an online game is increased from 8 to 12.