Adventure Rush: Miami Drive
Stuck in first gear.
Beaches, nightlife and fast cars are a few things that come to mind when thinking about Miami, Florida. That said, it's the perfect setting for car chases, and that's what Adrenaline Rush: Miami Drive brings to the table.
Adrenaline Rush: Miami Drive is an endless runner where you attempt to avoid the police in a high-speed chase, while dodging traffic obstacles and taking down vehicles in your path; you tap or hold your finger on the screen to move left or right. In addition, you try to complete certain missions assigned to you, whether that involves getting a certain number of takedowns or collecting coins. Over time, the game grows tougher, with more missions completed and time survived, so there is a solid difficulty structure in place.
There are a lot of unlockable vehicles in the game. You earn money after each mission, and you can collect more coins throughout each run as well. This can all be used to buy new cars and upgrade them to your liking.
The game's setting and graphics are both very well done. The cell-shaded, comic book style visuals look good for a mobile game and really set the tone. On top of that, there's a catchy albeit cheesy theme song that plays in the background.
Like many endless runners, Miami Drive has its share of pitfalls. The special abilities and unlockable cars take a lot of time and grinding to buy. Naturally, the game pushes you towards making in-game purchases for cars and power-ups. Finally, there's a conspicuous a lack of variety, which means you will get bored of grinding for money in short order.
Adrenaline Rush: Miami Drive gets off to a decent start, but after a while you are just spinning the tires. Quite frankly, there are better endless runner games available.