Game Review: Armored Drive

The developer who made $30,000 from his games on WP7 has recently released a new action arcade hit called Armored Drive.

Overall Score: 4/5

The gameplay is excellent, the lasting value is decent, and the visuals will please any arcade fan. The only true disappointment is the music and the small on-screen buttons.

Gameplay: 4/5

In Armored Drive, you race a car through a flood of traffic and obstacles, trying to get to the end of the track without killing yourself. You earn more money by lasting a longer time and by shooting other cars on the track. The variation of gameplay is excellent thanks to the different challenges that arise, like helicopters that drop flaming barrels of gasoline or police that begin to chase you. You can also buy different weapons and upgrades that in the end help you rack up a higher score. The tilt controls work pretty well, however, the buttons for firing your weapons are somewhat small, which causes you to occasionally jump your car when you actually wanted to fire a weapon. With that nuisance aside, the game is fantastic.

Presentation: 4/5

The visuals are arcade-inspired and look nice, and the music is equally as good. However, the soundtrack is quite short meaning that you’ll be hearing the same song over and over again pretty often. Nonetheless, it’s a good choice of music and fits the game well!

Lasting Value: 3/5

Buying all of the upgrades will probably take about two hours. You can compete in the online leaderboards, but the leaderboards only feature the top 10 all-time high scores, so it isn’t very enticing for casual gamers to get into, since there’s such a slim chance of being in the leaderboards.


Title: Armored Drive
Price: FREE
Publisher: Elbert Perez

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