7 Reasons why FR LEGENDS is the only mobile game you'll ever need

It's low budget yet strangely detailed, and hugely good fun!

Sunny Lam posted in Jdm
2y ago

There is one thing that the car community wants but never got: a good, simple mobile game. We are all bored of seeing drag racing games and the occasional racing game that requires you to grind and grind and grind some more to buy that one car you'd been lusting after.

However, we can happily report, that the low budget, yet hugely good fun FR LEGENDS drifting game might be the one mobile game you'll ever need. Here are 7 reasons why that is the case:

1. The handling is arcadey, but damn good fun

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I know I don't drive the best so bear with me on this one

It's been nearly ten years when I first watched the famous Drift Bible by Drift King, he taught the audience how to drift with style and minimal use of handbrake. I can happily report that nearly all of the techniques you see on that video can be used in this game. Yes you can't change gears or clutch kick in this game but you've got enough buttons to play with.

And that's the beauty of this game, you can be a total novice and know nothing about drifting and still drift half-deccent; but you have to practice and practice before you excel in this game.

2. The graphics are inexplicably cool

As talked about before, this game is designed on a budget, and you can tell: there aren't any fancy graphics or 3D-scanned tracks and cars, but the graphics is a cartoon-ey style, and it's strangely appealing. And because it's mobile only, it doesn't really matter if you've got a cheap Chinese phone or a iPhone X, the game wouldn't look any worse in cheaper phones. So that's got to be a plus.

3. Some say he likes dogs, and all we know is: He really does

Some say he's on vacation when the show is off air; some say he drives an 86 drift car when he's daydreaming; all we know is, he's in this game, and he's brought along with him, a dog.

4. The car list is lacking

There are a total of 7 cars in this game, you can argue that because of the customisation, the chances of seeing one that's exactly the same as your car is practically nil. However, there is no denying that there is only so much cars to play with, and nearly all of them are Toyotas, except for the BMW and the S13 that you start with.

Where are our 350Z, S2000, Skylines and stuff?

5. Your usual engine swaps are all there

They might be oddly named, but they are the real deal and the stats are legitimate. This 'J' engine for example, is the 1JZ engine. There is also a whole lot more, for example: SR20, CA18 and more.

6. Drift fans rejoice: the tracks you've been waiting for is here

It's strange how we never see Ebisu in proper games like Forza and Gran Turismo, because it's such an iconic site that many fans in the car community know.

However, thanks to the power of the devs, we got what we want: the Ebisu School Course and the famous Minami course are here and drifting here is very difficult. You'd never expect Ebisu to be this hard to drift around, as you see car jump drifting in real life all over the Internet, yet to try it out yourself takes courage and some time to practice.

In fact, let's tell the devs what other tracks you'd like to see shall we?

7. You can legit grip drive your entire way

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Check out http://www.epidemicsound.com for the background music! (Song: "Southern Comfort 3" by Gavin Luke)

It's not recommended, of course, as it's a drifting game, but it's cool to know that if you really really want to, you can grip race your beloved drift car on any course you fancy, as long as you stay off of the hydro and you're fine.

The game is currently available on Play Store and App Store, so please do download the game and try it out for yourself: It's hugely good fun and definitely takes some skills to master the art of drifting.

Special thanks to the devs for hooking me up with this game!

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Comments (10)

  • Brilliant game...assoluto and fr legends are the top for me

      1 month ago
  • I got a better game. Look up Reak Racing 3. You can play it offline and the graphics are great. But nicely written article and great photos.

      2 years ago
    • Beg to differ Tasha, it's handling is off and it's horribly grindy

        2 years ago
    • I play it all the time. The handling is a bit grindy and I end off the track a few times but it still is quite fun to play

        2 years ago
  • Subaru impreza 2005

      1 month ago
  • Beautiful gt86 you got there

      1 month ago
    • Thank you! It's a tribute to the GT86 of Gazoo Racing :)

        1 month ago
  • I’ve been playing for a week and I’ve made some progress, most of my changes are internal. Fully built the stock CA18 along with a few cosmetic mods and I grinded a bit to get Ebisu

      2 years ago