4 free phone racing games help fill downtime

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Sometimes, you just have a need for speed … and not the kind you get in the hammer lane. These four phone games bring the fun of speed racing to your smartphone’s small screen.

1. Racing in Car lets gamers steer from the driver’s seat point-of-view, creating a realistic game play environment. To steer the car, you just tilt your phone in the direction you want to go. The game has an endless game mode for extended game play and offers different cars and locations. Racing in Car is available for free from iTunes and the Google Play Store. 

2. Asphalt 8: Airborne includes over 140 car options and more than 40 different racing tracks. There are several ways to play with single-player features, multiplayer features and car mastery challenges, among others. The game offers extended options for customizing your racing vehicle, including over 2,300 decals. Asphalt 8: Airborne is available for free from iTunes and the Google Play Store.

3. Bike Race FreeBike Race Free has users race against its millions of other users or choose to play a single-player mode. The game app works with Facebook, to let you challenge your Facebook friends. The game lets users choose their own motorcycles and has several stunt and over a 100 track options. Bike Race Free by Top Free Games is available for free from iTunes and the Google Play Store. 

4. Smashy Road: Wanted offers a third-person point-of-view gameplay with a more classic design. The game has 90 vehicle options, with each vehicle having its own perks. Users play in a randomly generated environment and can unlock secret areas through game play. Smashy Road: Wanted is available for free from iTunes and the Google Play Store.