Dec 22, 2016
Simply put, it ain’t hard to like Smashy Road: Arena.
The cubism is glorious. The game incorporates plenty of color through varying backgrounds. It is an interesting presentation, and action reflects well in landscape. Altogether, it’s a great media touch.
The game depends a lot on the controls. You get to control a car that mostly moves forward, and two broad buttons to swerve the car either left or right are on the screen. learning to use them in conjunction is quite important.
The gameplay comes in two major flavors; the one gives the game its signature name, and pits you, the player, against a few other random players in a multiplayer arena experience. The idea? use the aforementioned controls to guide the car past obstacles and away from hazards in a timed race to get as much collectible goodies as possible. XP is also up for grabs, as well as leaderboard respect.
There is also a single player experience… gameplay is similar… avoid hazards, pick up the goodies, and try to keep the vehicle upright. In addition, one has to avoid The Man.
Yep, 5-0, and these guys roll deep; they have no compunction when it comes to ramming vehicles and the like, and they look to “arrest” the player’s car by boxing it in or wrecking it. Getting away from them can be hazardous, as they don’t mind seeing a quarry take a run-ending dive into a prohibitive body of water.
The game cash can be used to get better stuff, and can be supplemented by gift boxes and watching ads. Real cash can also be used.
Smashy Road: Arena’s true charm is that it really is an impossible game that manages to be addictive without being infuriating. The built-in themes are enjoyable diversions, and the relative unpredictability makes it a new-ish experience just about every time the game is played. the two game modes balance each other well, and the online multiplayer is great for bragging rights.
Welcome to the Arena.