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RoadStar game review – Android & iOS

May 24, 2017 — by Anusha "Trillian" Sinha0

The game is difficult, there is no doubt as to that

RoadStar takes its name rather seriously. The premise of this game by 111%, the developer of casual games like FFTan, is that there is a road among the stars. And of course, you, dear gamer, must drive on it. Each level features a different track on which you have to complete several laps as fast as you can. The controls of the game are not intended to make you feel safe and in command of your vehicle. Thus, you will constantly live in the fear of knowing that you can drive off the celestial road in a matter of seconds. When this happens, your car will fall into the starry, bottomless abyss that is space. The game has a very 80s feel to it as the menu and art is designed in neon colours. The soundtrack is also quite retro and gives the game a very arcade-y feel.

RoadStar

There are wide ranges of cars that you can choose from to drive (it also includes an entire airplane). The car moves smoothly only as long as you do not steer it too much. As soon as you bear hard in either direction, the car screeches and leaves rainbow coloured tire marks all over the road. It also speeds up, making an already tricky task that much more difficult. The game is difficult, there is no doubt as to that. Then again, driving on a road suspended in space can be anything but. The difficulty also makes it a rewarding experience every time you get it right. There are a few bugs in the game, one of which makes the lap transitions less smooth than is optimal. However, it is easy to look past these minor imperfections and enjoy RoadStar for what it truly is: a demanding game about driving among the stars.

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RoadStar game review – Android & iOS
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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.

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