Push Cars HD review (iPad)June 28, 2011
♫ “I’m gonna get me a car
And I’ll be headed on down the road”
10 word description: Logic puzzle game; select car directions – escape city or collide.
10 word review: Addictive and very polished; puzzle elements gradually increase. Fun game.
You will like this if you enjoy: Logical puzzle games. Note – this isn’t a line-drawing or reactions type game. You select a direction for each car, then start them off and watch what happens… hopefully what you wanted to happen.
The good news: There’s a high level of polish and a great feel of a finished game here. The cars have their own abilities, personal goals and a lot of character thanks to the full screen cartoon intros/infos for each vehicle. Playing the puzzles is very entertaining, far more than I expected. I often hit a wall with puzzle games and give up due to frustration, but I keep going with this one because the game mechanics and the clever puzzle designs are really very good.
The bad news: Sometimes, when a car and a road sign are very close, it’s possible to accidentally move one when you tap the other. As this all happens in an unlimited amount of time before you start the cars moving it isn’t really an issue, although it may be more of a problem on the smaller iPod/iPhone screen – I haven’t played that version.
Arcadelife verdict: This is one of the best puzzle games I’ve seen for quite a while. Everything about it is very polished, including things like the “zooming in” 3D feel as a level starts and details like the shadows of clouds and planes passing by on the ground. Anyone who even slightly enjoys puzzle games on their iPad should be perfectly happy with this game.
Arcadelife rating: 94/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
Push Cars website link