Review Top Truck
Race by monsters on special tracks
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 20 Aug 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Top Truck is a good arcade racing for Windows Phone, made in 2D. In this game we can expect very interesting and challenging tracks consisting mainly of bumps, jumps and obstacles in the form of metal structures or vehicles from the landfill. Overcoming obstacles is not as difficult as it may seem at first. That's because the vehicles that we will manage, have huge wheels and these are called monster trucks.
First races may seem to be too simple, and all you have to do is to get to the finish line in the shortest possible time. On the way you will meet not only obstacles but also icons of green and red color hanging in the air. If you go fast enough, you will avoid picking up the red icons but you'll collect all the green. That is your secondary goal in the game exactly. Collecting green icons and breaking vehicles you earn stars.
Gameplay featuresCollecting green icons and breaking vehicles you earn stars, the number of which will be displayed by an indicator. Comes the red scale to three stars, you'll be rewarded three stars for your success. Collecting red icons you make the indicator shorter. The first caveat is that when you stop or delay, the scale of the indicator is also beginning to shorten. That is, even after collecting all the green icons on the road, you still risk being left without the additional reward. It is therefore easier to miss few green icons rather than return to them back losing precious time.
The second caveat is that several levels after, the icons will be placed so that it is easier to pick up the red ones while the green ones will grow harder and harder to reach. And it's not about the ability to drive a car but about a good response. Sometimes your increasing the speed will be provoked by ideal road conditions.
This is where the icons are arranged so that to collect the green ones you need to slow down and go pootling. Sometimes you will have to choose either you safely overcome obstacles, or collect green icons and get stuck on a difficult site. Yes, those moments make you think but there is no time to think in the game (don't you remember the decreasing of delay indicator?).
ResumeAs you progress through the game you will get new cars with more powerful engines and better speed characteristics. Game controlling is carried out by the accelerometer and touch screen. The graphics in the game is quite decent. The sound is also good and surely you will like it. You can download the Top Truck game for free and try to race by different cars in ten levels. The full version has 16 cars in its garage and a huge number of levels.