Review Daytona Rush
A logical setting for an endless runner
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 26 Feb 2015, tested on HTC One M8
The content is pretty much ideal for the genre, the game isn't near as frustrating as other endless runners, the graphics are great
There is no change in setting, upgrades don't seem to matter much in the grand scheme
When I first booted up Daytona Rush for Android, my immediate response was, “how has someone not done this already?” Creating an endless runner based on a sport that seems endless when you watch it just seems like one of those “oh, duh!” moments. The Daytona 500 is 500 laps and how many people are honestly going to have the endurance to run that many laps?
Frequent left turns are all the rage in NASCAR, and that’s what you’re doing. You go around and around in circles in the big race, and for some reason there are like a million cars. Seriously, it’s never ending. Fortunately, all you have to do is avoid running into the, which is actually pretty easy. The game does throw a few oddballs at you, though. For instance, you have to refuel every lap and you only have one shot at maneuvering between cars to get to the gas lane, which can be almost impossible sometimes. You’ve also got unstable cars that can be unpredictable.
Good thing the game is pretty forgiving, though. You can run into 3 cars before you’re out of the race, and there are repair pick-ups littered about. Running out of gas is pretty much instant death, though.
Losing is inevitable, and once you do you’ll notice you’ve accrued a bit of cash that you can use to upgrade your car. Most upgrades revolve around using less gas over time and driving faster. This means that while you can go further distances, the game also becomes a bit harder once traffic becomes dense.
Daytona Rush is a surprisingly fun endless runner because of the setting, which is surprising for me to say because I’m not a NASCAR fan at all. Everything about this game just seems to work, though, and I had a blast playing it.