Beach Buggy Blitz Review

Beach Buggy Blitz
Genre: Buggy/Kart Racing
Platform: iOS, Android
Version:  1.2 (iOS) 1.3.1 (Android)




Google Play Description
“Drive your hot-rod beach buggy as far as you can into the uncharted depths of a mysterious tropical island!
Swerve and smash through a gorgeously detailed and completely destructible world packed with Tiki statues, grass shacks, giant crabs, lava monsters...even yetis! Explore sun-swept beaches, secret caves, fog-shrouded swamps, ruined temples and erupting volcanoes in this action-packed quest of discovery and mayhem!”

What is it?
Beach Buggy Blitz is exactly what it sounds like… It is a buggy racing game, that I found more addicting than I expected it to be.

GAME FEATURES:
“Infinite Drive” Environment
Drive for miles and miles in a detailed procedural world that never plays the same way twice.
Tons of Unlockable Content
Unlock new cars and characters, upgrade cars, and improve your game with performance-boosting powerups and gadgets.
Intuitive controls
Easy to pick up and play – challenging to master. Supports tilt, touch-screen, and most gamepads.
Incredible physics
Detailed off-road powersliding physics with fully modeled, animated suspensions. From monster trucks to sports cars, every vehicle feels unique.
Google Play games services
Log in with your Google account to save and sync your game to the cloud, earn Achievements and compete with your Circles for the highest scores on the Leaderboards!
Special effects for Quad Core!
Quad Core devices like Nexus 7 and Galaxy S3 get extra effects like motion blur, lens splash, dynamic headlights in caves, real-time rendered car shadows and more!”
-via Google Play Store

Pros:
-          Takes advantage of some of the new features offered by Google’s Play Game Service
-          Graphics are shockingly good for a mobile game
-          Easy to pick up
-          Leaderboards
-          Surprisingly addictive

Cons:
-          Driving physics are wonky
-          Checkpoint style gameplay is the only option of play.


My Thoughts:
I was surprised how much I actually like the game. I only picked it up because I wanted to try out a game the supports the new Google Play Game Service and I found a game that is actually good on the first attempt.  I’m not really a fan of the driving physics of the game (more of a racing simulator fan) but I guess that is why the game is so addicting. The game challenges you to drive better each time (no matter how much the driving physics make you feel like you have no axles connected to you wheels, and how much you wheels feel like they are a sphere) to try to get a higher score. I also like that the game doesn't have an extremely large file size like other games that are similar, plus it free!!!

Graphics: 4.5
Gameplay: 4
Sound: 3.5
Replay: 4.5
Average Rating: 4.4

Score
20.9 / 25

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