There's a new hill-climbing race game and if you ever were a fan of the old one, you should definitely check this out!
Prime Peaks is a really elegant reworking of ‘Hill Climb Racing’ an Android staple of yore. The premise is the same, you are the driver on an outrageously twisted mountain road and must do all you can to stop the car from toppling over and crushing your driver with it.
If you are a person who has ever seen a hill road, you will know that that is not how things usually work. There is a greater danger of driving off the sides than of driving up a 75-degree slope and toppling over. Still, let us indulge the developers and overlook this extreme disconnect from reality.
There are two control buttons, one to accelerate and one to brake. The roads are strewn with hazardous obstacles and coins. There is also the question of fuel management as your highly inefficient car runs out of fuel every few minutes and you must make your way to the next container of petrol that hangs conveniently in midair. To say that the graphics are mind-numbingly amazing would definitely be an exaggeration but they are indeed amazing. The cars are beautifully designed and it is a pleasure to collect the money required to unlock them and then try them out on the track. Of course, it would have been even nicer if they were already unlocked but who doesn’t love a good challenge and some good old level progression.
An issue with Prime Peaks is that it becomes quite difficult to progress after you reach a plateau. The upgrades get costlier until they become too much to afford and that forces you to play the same level again and again. However, despite the minor flaws, which you can overlook easily, this game has the somewhat niche achievement of being the best hill climber on the market.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.