Reckless Getaway review (iOS / Universal)July 29, 2011
♫ “I hate cop cars! I hate cop cars!
Mee-maw, Mee-maw! I hate cop cars!”
10 word description: Car chase – avoid or destroy cops, collect coins, 16 tracks.
10 word review: Initial excitement is replaced by a dislike of floaty physics.
You will like this if you enjoy: Reckless Racing, Spy Hunter, action movie style car chases, crashes, lots of crashes.
The good news: It’s an exciting concept and there’s definitely a lot of fun to be had in the first few levels. Graphically it is varied and colourful and it feels like you’re in a movie style car chase.
The bad news: Earning stars to unlock the later levels becomes a chore when you have to return to earlier levels and repeatedly attempt to play them exactly right. This emphasis on precision and memorising when to turn and jump and where to collect coins does not fit in with the great feeling of random mobile carnage and the very loose and floaty way that your car behaves. Many of the later levels are difficult enough with hordes of cop cars trying to ram you off narrow tracks into canyons, without being forced to pick up every coin possible and never crash. If you are one of those people (like me, usually) who will try to get a 4 star rating on each track, be prepared for frustration.
Arcadelife verdict: A fun game that is slightly spoiled by a rating system that is rather too harsh for the cheerfully chaotic vehicular destruction on offer here.
Arcadelife rating: 75/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
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