Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone
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Indeed, Traffic Master is a surprisingly fun little iOS title. The game takes place from a top-down perspective, looking at a highway intersection. Your task is to control the pace of traffic moving through the intersection and prevent any car accidents. Your only two control options are to tap a vehicle to stop it or swipe a vehicle to speed it up. Your goal, really, is to make sure all vehicles make it through the intersection without colliding with one another. This can be accomplished by stopping a car that may hit another or speeding up one that would otherwise collide with a crossing vehicle.
The game features three different levels, each having its own difficulty level. The first level, Springfield, consists of an eight-lane intersection, and is labeled as "easy." Meanwhile, Miami, which is considered "medium" difficulty and New York, which is "hard," feature a sixteen-lane intersection with increasingly heavier traffic.
If you fail to stop a collision, it's game over. You can no longer interact with the traffic, and you'll witness a pile-up of vehicles colliding with one another until the entire screen is filled with crashed cars, busses and motorcycles. The crash physics are a bit simplistic – smoke will rise out of crashed cars, but that's about it, so don't expect Burnout-esque crash physics here.
The nice thing about Traffic Master is that it's an easy game to pick up and play, even if you can only play for a couple of minutes. If you're somewhere waiting for something to happen and want to kill a few minutes, then Traffic Master is a great option. What's more, its simplistic concept makes it an easy game for anyone to grasp and enjoy. This is definitely casual gamer friendly.
Traffic Master takes what might sound like a somewhat mundane task – controlling traffic – and turns it into a surprisingly fun and challenging game. This one's worth checking out, and it's only a dollar.