Lane Splitter – Tilt & Split the Highway at Blazing Speeds
Aug 11, 2011 7:55 AM –
Lane Splitter is a fast-paced arcade action game where your reflexes will mean the difference between either surviving or crashing in spectacular fashion. Jake Melton has made a lot of mistakes in his life, but missing his wedding won’t be one of them. Ride your sport bike at insane speeds through ever changing traffic. Keep an eye out for careless drivers and avoid vehicle blind spots. Easy to learn but hard to master. Do you have what it takes to reach “TOP SPEED”? Played by over 3 million iDevice users, and now FREE for the Android! The ORIGINAL and best motorcycle survival game!
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros & Cons:
- Fun & challenging tilt-controlled 3D racer game.
- Mechanics are pretty smooth.
- A bit repetitive.
- Would be nice to have OpenFeint support, however, friends are via Facebook.
Lane Splitter, despite its name, is NOT a bowling game. Instead, it is a racing game, where you are in charge of a motorcycle, and you have to avoid hitting other cars or wall as you speed down the road on your way to your wedding. As you pass certain points, you speed up, increasing the challenge as you go, alternatively you have tap the screen for a speed boost. The cars don’t simply stay in one lane, they change lanes forcing you to try and anticipate where they will go and how you will avoid them.
Once you die, your scores are saved, allowing you to compete against yourself or your friends, if you connect it to Facebook. Personally, I would prefer OpenFeint as a way to connect to friends rather than Facebook, but it’s nice to have some option for connecting to friends. You can also see the global high score list, so you can see how you fare against other players as well.
The game is challenging, and the first few times, it’s a lot of fun trying to get around the cars and see how far you can get without crashing. However, since it starts you back at the same point each time, and the gameplay is essentially the same throughout, just speeding up or adding more cars, it does get a bit old after a short period of time. If you have a lot of friends also playing so you have someone to compete against, then it will be a lot more fun than playing on your own.
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Lane Splitter Early Level
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Lane Splitter Main
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It was fun the first few times I played, but honestly, it got a bit stale after a while. It’s a fun concept, but because the gamelay is rather limited, there is only so many times you can play it before you get bored.
Because the only friend support is through Facebook, and, at least for me, I don’t like linking a lot of accounts to my Facebook profile, the addiction levels for me were a bit low. If there was OpenFeint support to open up a wider range of friends centered around gamification challenge, as well as achievements to work toward, it would give you a reason to keep going back, but as it is now, once you’ve played it a few times, you’ve seen all there is to see other than mastery of the end goal… to get to your wedding.
The 3D graphics are cool; a vector cartoonish yet texture rendered mixed is unique and fitting for the game. I must point out the fluid mechanics of it all. However, part of the repetitive nature of the game is that the environment is all so similar. The developers do say they change out the backgrounds often, but to be honest, it’s all just a three-lane highway with cars on it to dodge. The stuff off to the sides might change, but you really don’t pay any attention at all to that since you’re focused on dodging cars and staying alive.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The game uses the accelerometer to determine how your motorcycle moves through the game. You tilt your device back and forth to bank left or right, which is fairly standard for this type of game.
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