Finger Driver Review

Finger Driver Review

Jan 24, 2018

Ketchapp’s Finger Drive is one of those games that gets right to it.

Yes, take it in. Portrait orientation, simple graphics with roving solid backgrounds. Smooth animations, and a singular control: using your finger to control a singular steering wheel.

Which controls a singular car that needs to be guided along a very windy road.

Bam. That’s it.fd3

Wait a sec… this is quite a serious challenge. The steering while isn’t as sharp as one would hopefully want, in that the car doesn’t react instantly to turns. Now add in the exceptionally and evilly curvy roads, and you can see why it ain’t an easy ride. Go off the road — even by a teeny bit — and the level is failed. Back to the starting board.

And as if to tease you even further, the game tosses in an extra arcade element: collectible diamonds, that can be accumulated by contact. No, these are not placed in the easiest spots… but why would they be? Steer quick, but don’t oversteer, on and on and on.

This is a very “touchy” game, one that demands a positively twitchy finger. The name of the game is to as far as you can. Going far yields diamonds, and there are other arcade-y touches, such as the ability to extend the run by watching ads. The game is broken down into missions (thresholds), and finishing the one opens the next. For folks having a tough time, you can always skip a mission by buying your way through with collected diamonds.

Now, there are plenty of ads, but you can kill these with a one-time purchase of $1.99.

When it comes to games that are easy to pick up and get into, few will be able to complain about Finger Drive. It’s a tough game, yes, but has enough side roads to make is palatable for even the most impatient casual gamers out there.

Finger Driver Review Rundown

7
Graphics/Sound - Simple graphics, and effective animations.
8
Controls - Simple element that really makes the game.
8
Gameplay - Mission-based gameplay buttressed by video.
9
Replay Value - Quite addictive, especially in spurts.
8
Overall - Another simple quick hitter from the studio that knows how to do it.

Download: App available at the Google Play Store »

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