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What's it about?
CRASH OF CARS is a cartoony, arcadey online multiplayer car-combat game where players drive around arenas, picking up crowns, and fight with other people who are also grabbing said crowns. But there's no story here and no word as to why you're trying to grab those crowns or even why you're doing this while driving an SUV around the moon. As you progress, you earn new cars. That's about it.
Is it any good?
While this online multiplayer car combat game has a certain cartoony appeal, its controls leave much to be desired. In Crash of Cars, you drive SUVs, ice cream trucks, and other motor vehicles around large open arenas such as a city or the moon. As you do, you have to pick up as many floating gold crowns as you can before you're killed by the other online players who are also trying to grab the crowns. Good thing someone leaves weapons lying around where anyone can grab them and that you can damage enemy vehicles by crashing into them. But while this may sound like fun, it's unfortunately undermined by bad controls. To start, the combination of super-sensitive steering and constant acceleration mean that being stuck against a wall isn't a matter of "if" but "when." Even worse, to use a weapon, you have to move your right thumb so far away from the right steering button that you can't attack and avoid being attacked at the same time. Also, while some vehicles come with different abilities (for example, the hovercraft can briefly drive over water) and have different unlockable weapons, these don’t change the game much, and this lack of variety won't keep anyone engaged for long. As a result, Crash of Cars is almost as bad as getting rear-ended when you're late to work.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about violence in video games. Does it make you feel differently that you're a car shooting blobs and dots at other cars and that you never see the driver or any blood?
Talk about the rules of the road. Clearly, the cars in this game don't follow any sort of safe driving rules, but why are those rules important when you drive in real life?
Discuss budgeting money. Since you can earn new cars by playing, do you think you need to spend a lot of money on this game? Could you do with spending just a little? Or none?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: April 10, 2017
- Category: Arcade Games
- Topics: Cars and Trucks
- Size: 187.00 MB
- Publisher: Not Doppler
- Version: 1.1.11
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
- Last updated: February 25, 2020
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