Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Oct 222015

All-Gas-No-Brakes-AllowedYes, we’re back with another requested review of an iOS app, this time the game All Gas! – No Brakes Allowed.

As the title suggests, this is a game about driving, but it isn’t a racing game. You control the lone vehicle on the track, and it gradually accelerates as it moves. The vehicle drives by itself, and the player’s job is to steer it left and right… which becomes more difficult the faster it goes. Your goal is to reach as high a speed as possible, without crashing into the wall. If you hit the wall, it’s game over.

All Gas! includes three different tracks to pick from, which lets you change the difficulty due to their shapes. (For example, navigating a course with frequent turns is much harder than one with long stretches of straight driving.)

There are also four different vehicle shapes you can pick between: a rectangle, a car, a rocket ship, and a star. All appear quite delighted to be racing around the track, if their happy faces are to be believed. The only in-app purchase it features is the ability remove ads from the game, but it seems like an ideal candidate for purchasable (or unlockable, often the preferred option) tracks and vehicles.

If you tire of the main mode, it also features an Arcade Mode, which heightens the difficulty by placing bombs on the track, but balances that with defensive power-ups. While it’s only a minor shift in gameplay, it can be a nice change of pace.

Finally, unlike the recent iOS apps we’ve looked at, All Gas! has background music. It’s a pleasant, calm melody a bit at odds with the fast-paced action, but it fits with the game’s overall aesthetic of pastel colors and smiling vehicles.

Despite its simple gameplay, or perhaps because of it, All Gas! – No Brakes Allowed has an addictive appeal. As you become more familiar with the tracks, you become better at navigating them, which makes it easy to keep playing in order to beat your prior score (high speed). Best of all, the basic game is free. Although it never achieves great complexity of gameplay, All Gas! is a good way to pass the time if you’re in the mood for something simple.

Have you played All Gas! – No Brakes Allowed or a game like it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Full disclosure: I was compensated for this post, however the thoughts and opinions given here are my own.

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