Nov 26, 2014
There is something to be said for indie games. Often some of the most unique untried game ideas come from some enterprising unknown developer and a small team of passionate individuals. Traffic Surf however falls firmly in the amateur side rather than the indie side.
Playing Traffic Surf is a dull experience. Controlling a slow car, the player drives up a straight road and must overtake traffic without hitting anything. Points are earned for passing cars closely and driving quickly. When the player hits a car and the game is over this is converted to cash. There is also an ad banner permanently displayed in the corner.
The game just isn’t fun. Dodging the same cars over and over is not enjoyable and the imprecise controls, average graphics and aforementioned ad really make it the polar opposite of anything resembling entertainment. The game never changes and there is just nothing interesting about it compared to the bumper crop of great free games on Android.
Cash is used to buy new rides or upgrade the ones you have. The player starts off with a pile of cash but once that is gone it’s hard to earn much more, without buying it with real money.
Even when later cars are unlocked it doesn’t change the gameplay at all and simply makes the game harder if anything since faster cars are more difficult to dodge with.
Traffic Surf is one of the most crash prone games I have played. The game crashes for no apparent reason constantly. It crashes on the car select screen; it crashes during gameplay, it crashes after games. It crashes more often than the player does.
Traffic Surf doesn’t look good. Its graphics look amateurish and the boring environments and boxy cars don’t really do it any favours. The game also features an annoying banner ad on screen during gameplay, ruining the game’s looks.
Traffic Surf is an unenjoyable, repetitive game that crashes more often than pretty much any other game I have played on Android. It should not be played by anyone.