Fare City: First Shift [rating: 5/5]
If you are a fan of line drawing games Fare City is right up your alley. I’m always looking for decent games that don’t use the accelerometer for my occasional bumpy ride on the train. Fare City meets my jarring ride criteria providing a challenge along the way.
As the dispatcher, it is your job to keep the taxi fares rolling in on time. Soon the sun will be down and the city will come alive. As dusk arrives things are quite simple. However, as the night gets darker more people are ready to hit the pavement and party around town. It is your job to ensure they get to their destination without delay.
The goal is to direct an escalating number of taxis around the streets of downtown, collecting and distributing fares along the way. This game requires you to be fast on your feet because as time goes by the pace picks up. This game is extremely easy to pick up with a jazzy tune, numerous power moves and great graphics.
The developer made sure to include some unique moves. Included are emergency braking for that inimitable situation, two- way streets with proper u-turns for a swift change of direction and astute short cuts to that “must have” fare. The game keeps track of your stats and includes a global leaderboard for those who love to declare their high score.
With three taxi speeds (normal, turbo, and super-fast nitro) there is a tempo for everyone. Wait, that’s not all! The developers are already working on an update that will be out in 2-3 weeks that includes a new game mode. They are currently working on new maps and two player integration that they hope to include in the first update. Regardless, all of the above will be released in next to no time.
Overall a terrific, fast and entertaining game that has plentiful upgrades to look forward to. Although currently only one city, more are being developed as we speak. So go ahead and grab this game now because it is sure to climb up the ladder.
- Perfect for those bumpy rides
- Online Leaderboard
- Terrific user interface
The Not So Good
Reviewed By: Dana Sperling
Fare City: First Shift: New iPhone Game Trailer