The game begins with the very first scene of the film. As Diesel, you roar up next to a semi truck pulling three huge gas tankers. You must glance off the side of these tanks to break them free of the semi. It's a fast sequence designed to give you a basic introduction to the controls and mechanics. The game utilizes auto-accelerate, a hold-over from traditional mobile. You tilt your iDevice to steer. Tapping the screen hits the brakes and touching an on-screen NOS canister engages the nitrous.
Once you have these essentials down, you're pretty much all set for playing Fast & Furious. The game offers a series of different racing events, such as evasion races, tunnel runs, straight races, and GPS checkpoint rallies. These different events often recycle real estate, so you will have to approach each stage in distinctly different ways to win. This is where expanding your garage becomes so critical. Fast & Furious borrows the "pink slip" mechanic of the previous game. You must grow your stable of cars by putting pink slips on the line. Since all of the cars have different strengths, such as speed or handling, they are useful for tackling the different events. An import tuner may be fantastic for ripping through a drift race, but not necessarily ideal on a road rally. Maybe you want the pure brute force of a muscle car here.