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Top Gear: Road Trip

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Oddly fun match-3 puzzler based on popular British car show.

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While the idea of a puzzle racing game may sound weird in theory, in practice it's actually rather fun. Based on the British version of the car show, Top Gear: Road Trip is a drag racing game, but instead of using the gas pedal (and maybe the brakes) to win, this has you moving your finger across your tablet's screen, connecting three or more of the same colored icons in a row. Doing so speeds your car up, and hopefully across the finish line before any of the other drivers. You also have some dirty tricks you can pull, like putting a potato in an opponent's tail pipe. There are even special stages where, for instance, you're piloting a rocket ship (although it's one that looks like a car strapped to a booster module). While you still have to link colored icons, they control the direction the rocket goes, and how strongly, depending on how many icons you link. All of which makes this far goofier than casual fans of the show might expect if they've never seen all the weird stuff they've done on the show. But for people who enjoy connect-3 puzzle games and are looking for something different, Top Gear: Road Trip is weirdly fun.

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