Dec 3, 2015
Nothing beats a demolition derby.
Watching folks in vehicles beat other vehicles into wrecked submission is cool, and RoofTop Demolition Derby 3D takes the concept and makes it a mobile trip probably worth taking.
As far as virtual demolition derbies go, RoofTop Demolition Derby 3D has ATVs as the main tool; as it turns out, the action is not for the faint of heart. The player gets to control a manned ATV, and the idea is take on all comers… demolition style.
To start out, the player gets a hands on tutorial which gives a quick idea of how the game works, and how one must use the controls to be successful. The lower part of the playing area houses a bank of virtual buttons which control direction, breaking, accelerating and more, and the very first go is a gimme of sorts: one gets to ram a pseudo opponent of a rooftop ring.
And this is the crux of the gameplay: be the last man standing.
As one would it expect, it is all leveled, and the challenge and number of vehicles increase as one advances; the challenge is becoming fluid enough with the controls to do the swerving and quick stops necessary to be successful. The competition gets slicker too, so the player has to get craftier as well. Success earns game cash, which can be used to garner upgrades to make one’s going a bit easier. Game cash can be supplemented with real cash.
Of course, the experience is only as good as the visual output, and in this regard, the game mostly delivers. It packs in smooth animations that bring the game to life and the physics elements are mostly life-like, with destructive ends and more.
All in all, it’s an easy game that doesn’t get too bogged down by needless complexity, and that’s why it’s probably well worth the look.