If you're a fan of classic console touring games like Sega Rally or Colin McCrae Rally then you may be interested in installing Snow Rally Canada on your mobile.
Set across eight different areas of Canada with distinctly different terrain, this game provides a remarkably realistic driving experience on the small screen. The 3D graphics and animation are exceptional, the audio soundtrack is lively and in-keeping with the high-octane action. You even get video replays of your races to show you how you did.
You get a choice of eight different rally cars, and while they're not officially licensed (i.e. 'real' models) vehicles, each has its own unique characteristics, meaning that some are better at handling, while others are more suited to high acceleration or very fast top speeds.
While the presentation of the game is first class, Snow Rally Canada suffers somewhat in terms of its controls. The on-screen directional buttons that are used to turn left and right as well as for accelerating and braking are very small and fiddly to use. They are also overly sensitive and the fact that the car auto-accelerates means that you'll need a lot of practice just to stay on the track. I managed to spend a whole circuit time exploring the flora and fauna of Canada , barely touching the road at all - and not deliberately! Yet another problem with the controls in Snow Rally Canada is that the 'left' arrow on the d-pad is too close to the 'Quit' button, meaning you're invariably fighting off the 'Do you really want to quit' prompt when you take a left turn, which gets very annoying.
If you're a big fan of rally games and have the patience to master the fiddly controls, Snow Rally Canada represents a fast and well-presented mobile experience.