Review Do Not Crash
One button racing game
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 01 May 2017, tested on HTC One S
Dynamic game play, simple controls, ads are not confusing
Won't keep your attention for long
Do Not Crash for Android is a deceptively simple one button racing game. You drive around a track in the opposite direction to 3 other cars. There are two lanes, and the other cars change lanes every so often. You tap the screen to change lanes yourself to avoid hitting the other cars.
The objective is, of course, to avoid crashing; but it's not as easy as it sounds. The other cars move in and out subtly as they go round the bends, and it's easy to accidentally swerve straight into the path of an oncoming car. Somehow, I seem to lose more often by moving when I don't have to.
Do Not Crash starts out easy, as the cars move together. After a few laps, you'll be quickly racing around the track, frantically weaving in between cars, and trying to last just a bit longer to beat your own personal best (or your friends' online scores). Although Do Not Crash is a very simple game, it is pretty original. It doesn't feel like other games I've played.
Simple dynamics and gameplay make Do Not Crash a charming little timekiller. It's easy to put down after a couple sessions. But it's free, with unobtrusive ads, making it a worthy contender for the next 15 minutes of your time. The cute sound effects help you play the game by keeping your rhythm going each lap, and match the game design well. The lack of a music track is a wise decision, as it's a game that you need to keep replaying every few seconds. Any music in the world would quickly drive you insane.