Review Lane Racer
A multiplayer traffic racer
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 04 Feb 2016, tested on HTC One M8
Features multiplayer, has multiple difficulty modes
Performance is laggy, no quick restart
Lane Racer for Android is an arcade game that prominently features multiplayer as the main reason anyone should play this game. It’s a traffic racing game that pits you against the ghost of an opponent. Each of you takes a turn playing through the same level and whoever gets the furthest wins.
The game is structured like a runner. There are five lanes and a seemingly infinite amount of objects that are looking to knock you off your game. You’ll also twist directions as you play that can add another layer of difficulty on top of a game that is already difficult enough.
Playing online is really simple. The game creates a guest profile for you, so you can go ahead and jump into a game as soon as you’re ready to. You’ll challenge another player to a match but if you’re not registered then you won’t get to see how well they do, you’ll just be shown whether or not you won or lost. Winning or losing doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, unless you’re really into stats.
There are various cars you can unlock but they’re extremely generic cars that I never cared about. At this point in mobile gaming, I’m really starting to question what the point of including skin changes is.
Overall, Lane Racer is a decent arcade game, but there are so many more out there just like it that it’s hard to state a reason why you’d want to play this over something else. It just blends right in.