Who doesn’t love a roadtrip on a beautiful summer day? The music is playing, the road is laid out in front of you and you are set for any adventure that you might come across along the way. Everything, that is, except for your foot being stuck to the gas pedal, of course and that is precisely what happens when you are playing Extreme Road Trip 2.
The concept really is that simply. There you are driving down the road, stuck with your foot on the gas, and you need to navigate safely over curves and hills and valleys and other road idiosyncrasies in order to safely arrive at the end of each segment, bursting into an explosive finish if you can’t land the wheels on the ground properly.
The game is also very simple to control with the left and right hand buttons on your screen being the two operative control points. With these you are able to maintain stability while you drive or if you’re flying through the air, when you are landing your vehicle. It helps as well if you’re in a back or front flip and you can use them to hang onto control if you’re grabbing some big air leaping between bumps in the road. You also need to keep your eye on the fuel gauge to make sure that you keep on surviving by using the canisters that are found on the floor.
The game is relatively simple but far from boring. You’ll be flying and leaping and landing the car and it’s a pretty rollicking good time. Add to that the great selection of vehicles that you can choose from and it just ups the fun quotient. You can purchase these from the game and alternate with whatever one you’re feeling inclined to drive at any given time. Some have better suspension and some are racy looking numbers with a ton of power. Depending on which one you choose, different missions will be associated with each one so you’ll get plenty of variety through the game play.
You’ll be able to collect coins as you make your runs and these can be used to purchase upgrades for game play as well. Buy a magnet and you’ll attract all the coins in your path as you drive by. Get a nitrous booster and you’ll get an extra burst of speed and power when you need it.
It’s possible to compete against your friends as well or you can just try to better your won scores. As you play more frequently, your ability to land your vehicle will improve and become cleaner and that will earn you greater rewards. Once that occurs you could end up feature on the leaderboards but you’ll need to put in plenty of practice!
The game is slick and even without pausing or glitching and that’s worth mentioning. A great soundtrack accompanies it, if you want to keep the sounds on, although many people prefer to play their own music and a mute function is available. With the thousands of games out there, this is one that is recommended for both the value and the fun. Take Extreme Road Trip 2 for a spin and enjoy!