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Drive and Park

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Overly simple, ad-heavy driving game has fully flat tires.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

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Ease of Play

The game uses simple touch controls and is super easy.

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Consumerism

The game is overloaded with ads. Video ads pop up frequently, buttons telling you to watch ads to earn new cars appear constantly, and static ads run along the bottom of the screen persistently.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Drive and Park is a simple arcade game for iOS and Android devices. While it has no objectionable content, it does have an abundance of ads, which may be for games or other things that are inappropriate for younger gamers. You're constantly prompted to watch an ad to get a new car, ads frequently run ads between rounds, and a static ad appears on the bottom of the screen most of the time. Otherwise, there's no inappropriate content to be found. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared, and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
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Adult Written byFlvckok February 22, 2019

I play this game whenever I’m bored

I’m already over level 250 & i only have one car left to unlock but overall it’s a fun game

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What's it about?

Like many arcade games, DRIVE AND PARK doesn't have a story. You have no idea why you're parking cars, or doing it in an unsafe manner. You also don't know why once you've parked a bunch of cars in New York City, you then move to Tokyo and other cities. As you earn additional cash from your parking maneuvers, you can unlock new cars that you can also park in future levels.

Is it any good?

Even if this arcade game wasn't overly simple, it would still be annoying for being so full of ads. In Drive and Park, you're behind the wheel of a car driving down a city street, looking for a parking spot. Except that, when you find one, you don't parallel park like a safe driver. Instead, you have to touch and hold your finger on the screen to slam on your brakes and turn the wheel sharply in an attempt to quickly drift your car into the open spot like Dom from The Fast and the Furious movies if he was a valet. Do it well, and you get money; do it badly (i.e. crash or don't get all the way into the spot on the first try), and you get arrested.

The biggest problem here is that, no matter how you do, you'll probably see an ad. Or be prompted to watch an ad to get another car. Or you'll notice the static ad on the bottom of the screen. And that's all before you realize that parking in this game is the same every time, and once you memorize the pattern of when to start pressing and for how long, this game is a snap. Which is too bad since, if it was a bit trickier and a lot less ad-friendly, Drive and Park might've been more fun than trying to find a parking spot in Manhattan during rush hour.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can alk about marketing to kids. Do all of the ads in Drive and Park get annoying to you? Do you think you might play this more if there were no ads?

  • In Drive and Park, players have to tap and hold the screen to slam on the brakes and turn their car's steering wheel sharply to park...which isn't a safe maneuver, so do you think this game does a good job of showing you why this is poor driving?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Price: free with ads
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 14, 2018
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Topics: Cars and Trucks
  • Size: 124.30 MB
  • Publisher: SayGames
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up

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