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Review: Car Troller

January 16, 2010 , Posted by App-reciation Reviews at 10:58 PM

Category: Games
Seller:
Avallon Alliance Ltd.
Price: $ 0.99
Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch, OS 2.2.1 or later

What's good: Imagine you're in your car and you're stuck in the most horrible traffic jam. Don't you wish you could control the streets? Well, Avallon Alliance lets you do that - sort of. While you sit and wait, whip out your iPhone or iPod touch and play a few levels of Car Troller, an exciting new game where you get to regulate traffic and command the road. Gameplay is very simple - just tap on the red light to stop cars, and the green to signal them to move forward. It starts very easily, with just two intersecting lanes and a few cars. As you complete more stages, the layout and vehicle movements get more complicated - roads will cross at various points and cars move at different speeds. Make sure that you don't exceed the allowed number of crashes, or, if you're really ready for a challenge, try to successfully manage to get the required amount of vehicle passes within the time limit without any collisions. It's a lot harder than you think, requiring excellent hand-eye coordination and very quick thinking. Pacing and planning ahead is important too, as some roads do not have stoplights or wardens. In these cases, you'll have to find a balance between the elements you can manipulate and the ones you can't - estimate the rate cars are moving to determine when to block or unblock those in your lanes. Twenty carefully planned levels are set in various parts of town, with nicely presented 2D graphics and a very catchy soundtrack. See if you can get the traffic flowing smoothly and accomplish all the goals as effectively as possible to rack up points. You'll no doubt come to appreciate just how complex a task supervising the road is, and yet controlling cars has never been so much fun. So go and get the game for just $ 0.99 - and start driving your way to a prime spot on its global scoreboard today!

Suggestions for improvement: We hope you can add more levels as twenty is far too easy to finish. Although the gameplay is good, lack of features and extras such as game modes pulls down the replay value. In line with this, consider an endless and/or multiplayer mode to make the game more engaging.

Breakdown:
Graphics - 4/5 Creativity - 4/5 Gameplay - 3.5/5 Controls - 5/5
App-reciation - 4/5

Currently have 1 comments:

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great and very addictive app!

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