Smash into everything in sight while racing this comical track
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 28 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Entertaining, funny, neat animation, neat graphics
Uses a lot of system resources, non-balanced physics, slow animation, difficult to play without in-app purchases
Small&Furious for Android is silly fun. It’s a racing game featuring little kid versions of those crash test dummies they use to safety test cars. It all has a bit of a Lego kinda feel to it and takes place in a kids room that surely must be the envy of every child in the world.
Small&Furious is as cute as it is funny. You are in control of a goofy race car with a crash dummy driving it. The dummy is silly looking, as are the obstacles you’re driving him through. Hit the throttle to race as fast as you can while busting through goofy obstacles and bouncy springy things that make your car bound, leap and crash comically. It’s all good fun and enjoyable to look at. I’m pretty sure this one is destined to be a successful children’s movie.
The controls work well, but the car lacks any real speed. But then, I don't think this is so much a 'racing' game, as it is a 'bash through everything in sight' kind of game. There’s a throttle on both the left and right side of the screen; one moves you forward, the other backward. Naturally, there are endless upgrades to be had that add more power to the motor, better traction to the tires, and all that sort of good stuff. You can spend real money, or watch videos to earn enough for all the upgrades you’ll want.
The play is fun but the center of gravity on the car is way off; perhaps intentionally so. The car bounces wildly out of control and jumps reveal how unbalanced the weight of the car actually is. It is very easy to tumble out of control and go splat. But then, I think that's the whole point of this one and just part of the fun.
Small&Furious is lots of fun to look at and made me laugh. I’m not sure how interested I will remain in it, but kids should find this highly captivating, and parents will get tired of being nagged to purchase the extra upgrades. It's sure to keep kids entertained for hours. More seasoned players will enjoy it for a while, but I doubt it will keep their interest for long; though still good for a laugh. You may as well embrace this one now, because you’ll probably be taking your kid to see the movie soon enough.