ANKI overdrive review

Anki OverDrive Review – by SF, age 14

As a kid myself (Ali @incredibusy writes) my dear Dad – a Formula One fan, took us to car tracks to watch the racing, bought us toy cars (he had two daughters – and gender seriously was not an issue!) and a Scaletrix track which we played with to its death. The big ice cream tub at Granny’s full of toy cars has be played with by my boys and their cousins, so the tradition and delight in all things motor sports has continued.

We recently acquired an Anki Overdrive track and a couple of cars, and I’ll have to say that I LOVE it (see my Instagram stories – much to the amusement of my followers)  – – however, I’m handing over to my 14yo to tell you more:

SF age 14:

We’ve had train tracks, and car tracks before – and loved them, so I’m here to tell you that the Anki overdrive is a fun and immersive game for all the family. There are many engaging modes to play, both by yourself and with others. its quick and easy to set up and you can begin racing within minutes.

We easily downloaded the app onto both Mum’s iPhone and my Samsung Galaxy android. It’s really intuitive and simple to use…

The starter kit comes with enough tracks to build up to eight different courses to keep the game fresh and exciting. There are also two ‘lifters ‘ that raise the tracks and create even more customization options.

As well as this, the starter kit contains two supercars: ‘ground shock’ and ‘skull’ , my personal favourite supercar is  ‘ground shock’ as the glossy blue colour looks really cool.

kidschaos incredibusy Anki Drive Car track

The app interface is easy to understand and the graphics are amazing. There are many different races you can partake in such as ‘battles’, ‘battle races’ and ‘king of the hill’. There is also a solo challenging campaign mode were players can rack up wins and earn ‘money’ to spend on cool gadgets and weapons in the store.

The weapons are epic, varying from charge beams, to chain guns and psychokinetic rays. There are also boosts like healing boosts and revolver damage boosts.

The multiplayer mode is heaps of fun; me and my brother spend most of our time on Anki overdrive ‘battle racing’ shooting, boosting and swerving around corners. definitely our favorite mode!

The track is easy to dismantle and pack away when you have finished play too (Mum told me to write that bit) – overall we absolutely love it!

Find out more here: www.anki.com

 

10 Comments

    1. Ali Clifford Author

      Haha – well he is welcome to play with this whenever he is passing! In fact, come on over whenever you fancy Maggy x

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  1. My siblings and I had a Scalextric too. Hours of fun although I must admit I was terrible for going too fast and making them fly off. This looks so much fun, and what a great write up.

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    1. Ali Clifford Author

      Haha – yes, fortunately these don’t fly off the track quite as regularly as the scalextric!
      And yes, I loved reading his review, I had to go in and edit where he’d not used CAPS at the beginning of sentences, but apart from that – all his own words x

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    1. Ali Clifford Author

      Oh to have that space! It’s a smallish track so fits OK in the sitting room and I don’t mind them leaving it up as long as they are playing with it and not on their phones watching youtube!

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  2. That’s a really cool way of combining tech and actual toys! Can I ask though, do you need the internet to use the app? Or once it is downloaded can it be used offline?

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    1. Ali Clifford Author

      Hi Vita, we always have the wifi on in the house, let me check with my son! It may just be bluetooth…. can I come back to you on that tonight!

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  3. Andrea

    That looks amazing! My son and his cousin are still at the age where Brio and matchbox cars are the most exciting things imaginable, but in a few years I am sure that they would love this.

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    1. Ali Clifford Author

      Ah Andrea, I remember those days so well! Yes they WILL love it, and so will you, hahaa x

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