AutoTrafego 1.4 Update
A little under one year ago we reviewed AutoTrafego on touchreviews.net and were impressed giving it a 4 out of 5 rating. We commented on the beautiful graphics, simple controls and its easy integration with Facebook and Twitter.
There were some issues however especially with the lack of variety and no multi-player options. However, the developers of AutoTrafego have been working on an update and with it an additional game mode.
The new mode is Smash Mode and rather than controlling the traffic lights as you do in the other two modes this time you control the cars as the traffic lights are out or order. Now instead of touching the traffic lights to stop the traffic you need to touch the cars to stop them from colliding at the intersections.
This extra mode does take the game to another level and if I was reviewing this game last year it would probably have earned an additional half point in the rating. However games have come along way in a year especially in iPhone gaming and returning to AutoTrafego has left me feeling that it’s a little dated.
It’s still a fun game but it is let down by it’s navigation control and icons which are not as intuitive as they could be. There is also a relatively major bug in the game. I reviewed this new version of AutoTrafego on an iPhone 4 and between session I closed the game and with iOS 4’s multitasking capabilities the game stayed in memory.
When launching the game again while the traffic had paused the clock had not and so while no traffic was crashing the time, which is directly related to your score, continued to grow. With that bug in place it was easy to score high scores without even playing the game!
AutoTrafego is still a fun game and I often found myself on the edge of my seat as I attempted to control multiple intersections at the same time. Hopefully though the developers will continue working on the game and polish some of the rough edges.
Price: $1.99 (App Store)
Updated:Aug 07, 2010
Size: 11.4 MB
Languages:English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.