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FOREVER DRIVE [IOS] – REVIEW (86%)

11 Oct

Forever Drive is a top down driving game released by supermono limited.

“Forever Drive is a racing game set in a beautiful 3D futuristic city made, in part, by YOU. Using the BUILT-IN Track Editor, tracks created by different players are joined together into a never-ending road to drive! Customise your car from a huge selection of paintwork and license plates and prepare to drive as far as you can before the clock runs out! Accumulate miles driven to LEVEL UP and unlock even more cars, each with their own unique handling.”

The game offers you the change to drive through user created tracks as well as your own. The game is free to play, but you can purchase credits to have your experience increased for that drive.

As you get in experience you will unlock more in the game, such as cars, registration plates and paint jobs.

Gameplay wise, the driving is good with lots of different control methods to try, but I was happy with the default that offered a left and right area to screen and auto accelerate. Driving without hitting cars or the walls will increase your combo and with that your experience points at the end of the race. 

To start the game you will have a basic car and you will unlock new ones as the game progresses. Again in-app purchases can be used to quickly unlock some of the other vehicles, if you wish.

When you start to drive you are given a very limited time to get to the next check point, however, it is enough and you should find yourself completing three or four tracks before you run of time. There are also power ups on track that will give you extra speed for a short time or give you extra time to complete the track with.

The tracks are all user designed so you never really know what the next track will be. some of long with a few turns and other twist round like a snake.

You can build you own tracks in the game which is great, the track designer is very limited with you only really controlling the direction of the track, and then the track automatically setting the high of the track. However, it does make it simple and quick, which compared with other track designers is the best option.

The graphics are good with some nice lighting effects. The sound is fine, but one or two of the tracks seems a little grating.

This is a well designed Free game, allowing you to play for free, and without the use of real world money. For people who cannot wait then they can pay to get cars or advance ten times faster, but due to the design of the game I will not call it Freemium.

On the upside:

  • Fast and Fun top down driving game.
  • Lots of unlock.
  • Universal and Free.

On the downside:

  • Driving can become repetitive after a while.
  • No multiplayer via Bluetooth etc.
  • Only able to name your driver via OpenFeint.

Overall, I found this game very playable. For a free game it offers a lot of things to unlock and do. I would have liked multiplayer and better game center support, but how can I really complain when you are getting want is after all a great top down diving game for free. If you like driving games download this now, it is well worth a look.

Rating: 86%

Size: 112 MB

Price (at time of review): Free [With In App Purchases]

Link: Forever Drive – supermono limited

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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Game - Driving, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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