Roofdog Games’ first iOS game, Extreme Road Trip, was a runaway hit. They duplicated some of the same ingredients when creating their new iOS Universal Games app, Extreme Road Trip 2 — another runaway car/endless car driving game. The pedal is stuck (again) as you drive, jump, fly, flip, and explode your way through 6 locations in a variety of new cars to see how far you can get in 1 trip.
This app picks up where the first left off, but adds new cars, bigger explosions, and a more social version of the first. While there is not match gameplay, this is one iOS game that uses Challenges well. There is very good integration with Game Center friends, which is nicely displayed in the game. When you beat a Game Center friend’s score, you will run over a road sign in that game that has the friend’s score and GC pic (too funny). While this game is free to play, there is an in app purchase (IAP) revenue model.
This game’s (IAP) is very well done for the most part. I played without spending any money at all, unlocking 2 additional cars, upgrading cars, and purchasing various power-ups to make my gameplay more effective score wise — hence, nitrous oxide. If you want to fork out some cash, the IAP’s begin at $2.99, which I am not a fan of. I feel all IAP’s should start at $0.99, those that start at $2.99 cause me not to purchase — as did this game. I still had a bunch of fun driving the Classy car 18,000+ meters back and front flipping my way to a spot in the top 5% of all players.
While this game is fun to play, it does get repetitive and you will seek another vehicle — obviously the way the game was designed, and if you’re forking out cash this will happen faster than taking the cheap-not-spending-money route. The one aspect that will call you back to this game (repetitive or not) is the challenges from your Game Center friends, at least it did for me. Roofdog Games has done a nice job with Extreme Road Trip 2, and you can be assured of plenty of updates to come for this game because they have continuously updated Extreme Road Trip. If you want to see how this game plays, watch our Extreme Road Trip 2 iPhone App Video Review for an up close look..
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