From the start you can tell that Forever Drive’s art style borrows from other futuristic racing games, such as the Wipeout and F-Zero games.
Forever Drive (FREE)
“Forever Drive is a racing game set in a beautiful 3D futuristic city made, in part, by YOU. Using the BUILT-IN Track Editor, tracks created by different players are joined together into a never-ending road to drive!”
As the name would suggest, the approach to tracks is quite different to most games. Because of this, the tracks combined with the art style, make the game feel a bit like Tron, and combine for a good atmosphere. To go along with the graphics, the sound and music to the game has an electronic / techno soundtrack. All together, it makes a futuristic atmosphere that I quite enjoyed.
There are four control schemes – slider, tilt, joystick, or arcade. Arcade has two directional buttons on the sides of the screens, and brake buttons on the bottom. On the iPhone, this was my preferred control scheme, and although on the iPad it was a little more awkward to hold, they still worked out.
Forever Drive is literally about that, driving forever. Instead of having a standard set of developer made tracks, the game uses user generated tracks that are streamed at random as you drive. When the track is finished, you get a score, and enter another track.
Simple enough right? Good, because it gets a bit more complicated. As with any racing game, you have a series of cars to choose from. Once you do that, you’ll be given a certain amount of time to reach the new checkpoint.
Once you do that, more time is awarded, and so on. You keep doing this until you eventually run out of time. This is pretty fun in the beginning, but after a while it can get a bit boring, which is why some stuff was added to spice up the gameplay. For example: other cars. Dodging them gives you a perk, and each pass builds up your score modifier.
You also grab stars and ride on the highlighted edge of the track without crashing to get a higher score, which means leveling up, new cars, scenery, etc. It’s a pretty simple idea, and that’s whats so great about it. It’s executed with simplicity and it’s a great pick up and play game.
Look, Forever Drive is free, just download it already. It’s literally pretty much never ending, and once you get tired of playing random tracks you can even go ahead and give building your own tracks a shot. You’ll have to try it out for yourself to see just how fun it is once you get into it.