Apr 13, 2015
In real life, racing in carts on the streets is probably not the best idea. Tempting, but foolish.
Cool. That’s why we have games like Razor Crazy Cart: U Drift.
If one is familiar with infinite runners, this game will feel right as pie. Based on the real life riding toy it derives its name from, this incorporates the almost standard three lane system, and, as to be expected, the main element has to with the numerous obstacles one has to avoid so as to travel as far as possible. In this game, the traveler is decked out in a cart, and it does cool things like drifting when manipulated at the right time.
Further to the travel way, it starts out fairly straight, but curves do appear over time, and more intricate bends appear as progress is made. Early on, the pacing is manageable, but again, as progress is made, the game goes faster. To avoid obstacles — stuff like cones and tire stacks — the player uses swipes to make the cart go left or right on the fly, as well as a special spin move that deflects small obstacles.
There are a bunch of things to collect as well. Most obvious are red coins. Then there are powerups like coin magnets and shields that can enhance a run. Of course, there is an opportunity cost to collecting these goodies, as they are generally placed in such a way that tests the players reflexes. As with just about everything else, this element ratchets up the longer one races, such that it becomes a challenging, arcade-like experience that requires twitch responses to do well in.
When it’s all said and done, the came is easy to understand and enjoy. It brings in a familiar real life object and ties into a fun game with universal elements and a simple upgrade and leaderboard system.
Can’t go wrong with that.