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Junkmobile Review

By Damian Chiappara, on October 8, 2009


Junkmobile
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PROS

  • Easy to use control scheme, even if the instructions are a bit vague.
  • The game has some refreshing humour.
  • Very original concept and idea, something new to the marketplace.

CONS

  • The gameplay can become a bit stale as it’s quite repetitive.
  • No online leaderboard options to submit highscores to.
  • Players must watch the opening game sequence every time they play the game.

VERDICT

Just like the car in the Junkmobile; it’s certainly not a brilliant deal but if you’re lucky, it’ll give you an enjoyable ride for a short while.


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Junkmobile is a quick reaction game where players travel to Arizona to buy a second hand car. Unfortunately, the car you are bought is an absolute bomb and as you start the engine and begin your trip, the car begins to fall apart. You must try to hold your car together for as long as you can in order to make it your destination, San Francisco.

As the car begins losing pieces, players must quickly tap on the item and drag it back onto the car. The car will keep shedding pieces the further you drive and once your car has been completely stripped, it’s game over. Your speed is determined by what you lose, for example a car with two wheels will drive faster than you running out the bottom of the car, Flintstones style.

The visuals are alright but certainly not the prettiest around; which could be a justification of the main gameplay. The sound is decent and certainly drives home the point of a rusted old bomb, no pun intended. Players have one single game mode to play but besides a lack of leaderboards, players must watch the starting cut-scene every time they play; which certainly gets annoying.

Junkmobile is a quirky game but it’s not something you could play for hours. The gameplay is fun but only in short doses as it gets repetitive and a bit too hard after a certain distance as car parts fly off too fast for you to catch them. But the game will give you some satisfaction in that you’ll have something to do, if only for a short period of time.

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