Racing on the police in the Pixel-Art Style
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 31 Aug 2016, tested on HTC One S
Decent animation, interesting graphics, dynamic game play, simple controls
High difficulty, features ads
MiniChase for Android launches you (literally) into a madcap, pixelated getaway from the cops. The game starts with your car flying out the second floor window of a bank, in a trail of flames. Yeehaw!
The cops start chasing you right away, as you struggle to keep control of your little car, with swervy left-right buttons and no brakes. I love the fun style of the game: the adorable blocky graphics, and the music that sounds like 70’s hippy car chase action; but with an 8-bit twang! The pixelated look really works in this one, and it feels a bit like lego cars or something.
Crashing is inevitable; it's only a question of how long you can keep the chase going for. More cop cars join in, and eventually even a helicopter, but they are just as likely to crash as you are. There are some tiles on the floor to give you a boost or launch you into the air. It’s not the best way to stay alive, but it's loads of fun.
You always feel you're going to manage a lot longer next time. No matter how many times you crash and restart, it seems like it shouldn't be that hard. But it is. It’s just so hard to see what’s coming your way, and there’s so much debris everywhere. I would have preferred this one just a tiny bit slower, to give us at least a fighting chance. You can go anywhere on the little map you want, so you gradually discover new areas. It’s seems like there’s loads of interesting stuff to discover, as long as you can stay alive for long enough.
Fact paced cop chase racer
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 12 Feb 2015, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Quality sound, neat graphics, interesting plot, addictive game play
In MiniChase for Android, you will find yourself on the run from cops. Your character has just robbed a bank, and your job is to dodge the pursuing cops for as long as possible. This game features an over the head camera angle that gives you a wide view of the city roads you can drive on.
In essence, this is a timekiller game at it's finest. You have a very hard to control turning system, and you can keep playing till you hit into something or the cop catches up with you. There are no in-game levels or progressive leveling. Instead the main goal is to get the longest time alive as possible. You will be given a score after you finish, and you can match it up against your friends or other players online via the global leaderboards.
The controls in this game are pretty straight forward but they are very hard to get to grips with. You will constantly go forward, and you will have one button to steer left, and another to steer right. Taking corners can be difficult as you'll often find yourself swerving out of control. The tight turns in the city are very hard to deal with because your vehicle has such a large turning circle.
Overall, this game is quite humorous, and the in-game sound effects and funny soundtrack echo this comedic approach the developers have taken.
MiniChase is free, but there are in-app purchases that can help you to stay in the game for longer, although these are not needed to play, and you won't feel very restricted if you don't spend on in-app purchases.