Brought to you by the creators of Traffic Racer, another endless racer sensation that conquered the hearts of the racing game genre’s countless fans all over the world, Traffic Rider reaches excellence through simplicity reminiscent of yesteryear’s vintage racing game classics.
Nothing about Traffic Rider is flashy or in-your-face, but each and every detail, feature, and game mode is perfectly on point. The graphics are spectacularly detailed, the cars seem real and definitely have a menacing weight to them that you can feel as you speed by them, while the first person view adds another layer of intensity to an already adrenaline-fueled gameplay experience. Day and night modes and different weather conditions put the icing on the visuals cake, although sound effects are not lagging far behind, as all engine sounds were recorded from real bikes.
The intuitive controls are easy to master even for racing game rookies. By pressing the right-hand side of your Android device’s screen in the proximity of the displayed throttle, your bike will accelerate. Consequently, by pressing the left-hand side of the screen near the brake, your bike will slow down. To maneuver with your two-wheeled road monster and avoid ride-ending crashes, you have to tilt your Android device left or right at different angles at the right moment. Sounds easy, right?
Well, in the early stages of Traffic Rider, it is easy, but as you progress along in career mode and the traffic gets heavier, your bike gets faster, and the missions get tougher, be prepared for time-consuming and somewhat nerve-wrecking challenges – which you’ll thoroughly enjoy, regardless of the pain they bring, and will keep pressing play again until you finally succeed.
Concerning game modes, the most noteworthy innovation that Traffic Racer brings to the table is the aforementioned career mode, something we haven’t come across in endless racing games up until now. To advance in career mode, you have to complete a variety of missions – more than 70 of them, to be exact, including distance challenges, time challenges, and overtaking challenges -, for which you’ll be rewarded with cash and gold coins.
You can use the cash you earn to buy one of the 26 featured bikes, boost and customize the bikes you own, and pimp out your rides and outfit. As for gold coins, you can use them to continue missions after a crash or entirely skip missions. When you’re short on cash, you can always opt for endless rides and time trials to make some dough, though be aware that collecting the amount required for buying more expensive bikes is not going to be an overnight process.
You can take the easy way out by making an in-app purchase to buy loads of cash and mountains of gold coins, but we know that hardcore gamers will gladly take on the challenge of conquering all the obstacles that Traffic Racer has up its sleeve without spending a dime. Whether you make an in-app purchase or not, one thing is for sure: Traffic Racer’s addictive gameplay and refreshingly challenging missions will get you hooked the moment you first hit the road.