The previous Need for Speed on iPhone was a hit, but the franchise as a whole on consoles was in a serious tailspin. Need for Speed Shift was a welcome reboot for the flagging racing franchise and almost every single improvement has been faithfully translated to the new iPhone edition, particularly the evolutionary nature of your driver profile through the fulfilling career mode. No iPhone racer delivers as strong of a single-player experience as Need for Speed Shift. You start out as a driver hungry for success. With only enough cash in your account to buy a basic car, you start a 28-event career that will take you from an elimination race on the streets of Chicago to a drift battle in Tokyo. Each event you complete is tracked with an impressive experience system. You are awarded stars for event-specific performance categories that go toward unlocking additional events – you are not forced from one event to the next.