Smacky Cars: An addictive racing game that looks so easy to play...but isn't!

Review posted Thu 22 May '14
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Do you know the thing that turns a good game into a great one? It's a game that looks simple enough for you to win...but isn't. All the most successful games are like that. Candy Crush Saga and Tetris as well as the Angry and Flappy Birds all come to mind. They look so darned simple that you give it a go. An hour or so later you're wondering how you haven't managed to master it yet. Another hour and you're totally addicted to it. Smack Cars is one of those games. On the face of it, what could be so difficult, you'll ask yourself? It's just a matter of switching lanes, dodging moving cars and winning the race, isn't it? Don't be fooled by this game's old school design. This racing game for iOS and Android is one that will challenge your skill and your reflexes.
 
We've all done it in real life - weaving in and out of traffic on a three-lane highway. It's hardly the Daytona 500 but the principal is the same. We're all trying to get from A to B before the other guy (or girl) does. The difference between real-life and Smacky Cars is pure speed and adrenaline. Smacky Cars is an addictive, thrilling and extreme racing game that has been called
"the most addicting game to come along since Flappy Bird." This incredibly easy to play - and ultra retro - pixel art race car game puts you in control as you use one touch controls to dodge speeding cars. You literally have to tap left or right to switch lanes. That's it really - it's simple, it's challenging and it's very addicting.
 
If your games addiction ran to games like Flappy Bird then you will probably love Smacky Cars. It's a fun and entertaining game that exactly fits the bill as to what makes a successful game. It's strengths are its pure simplicity and it's adrenaline-fueled ability to occupy time and it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see it become the next big viral game to explode. The fact is, every single time you play the game you think you are going to beat it...and every single time you lose it somewhere. Frustrating but totally addictive. Smack Cars is convenient enough that you can play it while commuting to or from work or if you get a spare hour (or three) at home. It's outrageously old school retro graphs actually enhance it rather than dating it. If you like racing or challenging games like Flappy Bird, this free game for iPhone, iPad and Android will keep you amused for hours.



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