16 Jun

Mower Ride is a tilt controlled garden racer released by Vivid Games.

The game puts you in the driving seat of a motorized lawnmower that rockets it way through the gardens surrounding your home.

The basic idea of the game is that you need to steer via the tilt controls avoiding obstructions, picking up power (to keep the mower fuelled) and collecting power ups. Along the way, other rivals will enter the screen and try and bump you into obstructions. If your power reaches zero, then it is game over as your lawn mower blows up.

The only real aim of the game is to get as far as you can in meters (2451m is my current best), and then when you game over then it is start again and try to beat that distance.

The game is controlled by tilt controls to move left and right, and tilting forward and backwards speed up and slow down.

The graphics and sound are good, but nothing special.

On the upside:

  • Fast and generally fun game.
  • Universal

On the downside:

  • Takes a very long time on the loading screen.
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • A small push towards in-app purchases.

Overall, this is a good casual game, for those people who want something to play for a few minutes when waiting for something. It is generally fun to play, but only really in small doses. The power ups and areas are not enough to keep you interested in replaying again and again for long. Maybe if the game center achievements where better used this could add to the game.

Rating: 78%

Size: 21.3 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.59

Link: Mower Ride – Vivid Games


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