In the time before realistic racing videogames and arcade simulators the best way to experience the buzz of driving a fast car around a track was to get a Scalextric set.
I have fond memories of creating elaborate plastic tracks in my bedroom then racing my pals for hours on end.
Slot Car Racer gives you the chance to recreate those halcyon days on your Windows Mobile device.
The game sees you take control of a tiny slot car and pit your wits against the computer. The beauty of this one is that if you don't have to keep getting up to pick up your car when it spins off the track!
Controlling your car is very easy because you only need one button. This is set as the number 2 key but you can change it if you want. It's then a case of holding it down to accelerate and taking your finger off when you want to slow down around a corner.
It takes a lot of practice to be able to complete a lap without flying off on a curve. This is where the game fails somewhat though. Because your oppponent's car rarely comes off the track and has built-in AI to make it speed up if you overtake it, it's virtually impossible to win a race, even on the easiest difficulty setting - something I found very frustrating indeed.
In its favour, there's a lot of customisation options within Slot Car Racer, including a choice of ten tracks, two game modes, and a whopping 60 levels of difficulty.
There's even a track editor for you to design your own courses. The graphics are smart but get a little boring after a while, because the backgrounds rarely change.