Traffic Racer (iOS) Review

Soner Kara’s iOS game Traffic Racer is best played on the iPad, the larger screen real estate makes it way easier to see vehicles blocking your way in this 3D-endless arcade racing title. Utilizing a third person point-of-view, players are supposed steer your vehicle (which can range from a pickup truck to a sports car) on an endless road, and try not to crash at the same time.

You gain virtual cash for pulling off a stunt such as overtaking at high speed or going over the 100 km/h mark. But as in real life, there are consequences to speeding (despite the apparent exhilaration you get), as you generally increase your chances of crashing when you are speeding. You can let your foot (or in this case your finger) off the acceleration pedal and hit the breaks (both virtual controls are on the side of the screen), but from my experience, happy crashing!

The virtual cash that you’ve earned from the game can be used to upgrade your current ride, or get a new one. Unlike the crazy Need for Speed upgrades, you only get the ones that matter here, such as speed and handling. LOL. There are some rudimentary attempts at painting the vehicle as well as changing the rims, but let’s get focus on speeding on an endless highway with plenty of traffic to contend with.

Speaking about highways, I really wished the developer put in more than just 2 highway environments, one is set in a desert another on a typical roadway. Like one of the comments on the App Store mentioned, it would be cool if we can have environments like Vegas thrown in, so here’s hoping for a major content update soon from Soner Kara.

But in terms of mindless fun, Traffic Racer really works. I brought out the game when I was waiting in a queue last weekend and I was a happy camper! Nine Over Ten 9/10 rates Traffic Racer at a 4 out of 5!

The game is available on the iTunes App Store for 99 cents, check it out over here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id547101139. A review code was provided to Nine Over  Ten 9/10 for the purpose of this review.



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