Parking Mania Review
- Good looking cartoony visuals.
- The variation in the vehicles you park is a lot of fun; parking semi-trucks, police cars and minis, not just normal cars.
- Fixed camera angle makes gameplay annoying.
- The steering controls don’t work as well as they should.
- The game length is very short; 40 levels all of which can be finished in under two minutes.
If the appeal of parking cars is far too alluring to pass up, then you might want to try iPark It! instead of Parking Mania.
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Parking Mania is a parking simulator game for the iPhone. Players must take control of a number of different vehicles and navigate a parking lot or road side gap in order to park it as fast and neatly as possible. The faster and straighter the park, the more money you will earn.
Players move their vehicles by using the iPhone tilt function to steer and a small throttle lever to control speed. The only problem players might have concerns the steering. The tilt controls are a good idea but it’s often unclear which way to tilt to turn, and no, it isn’t as simple as tilt left to turn left; as the levels change and so does the steering.
The cartoony visuals are well done but the camera remains the same and will get confusing when coupled with the awkward steering controls when trying to navigate a series of sharp turns. The game sound is decent but players may want to use their iPod instead of the odd xylophone filled jazz music. The game features one main mode, and after finishing the 40 levels, players must try to beat their old scores to get a leaderboard ranking.
Parking Mania is a solid attempt at a relatively new genre of games. The only problem here is that the steering and fixed camera angles make gameplay an infuriating experience. This is a problem that another parking game, iPark It!, had but was fixed shortly after its release, something that needs to happen here. So if you want to try your hand at a car parking game, you might want to try a different title.
DescriptionDo you have the spatial awareness and dexterity of a lump of cheese? Or are you the hottest driver since the invention of the wheel? – Now’s your chance to prove it, in the most skillful and addictive driving and parking game in the App Store.
Parking Mania’s has a fantastic new version of the game with an extra 10 free levels and a massive fifty more available in a value packed upgrade! So totaling the 160 levels. You can now give the other impatient cars a blast by unlocking a horn.
ENGROSSING AND ADDICTIVE
Parking Mania captures that great, ‘easy to learn, hard to master’ style of gameplay that will keep you coming back for more. With hidden areas and pick-ups, time-based bonuses and a driving experience that ranges from exhilaratingly smooth to devilishly tricky, there’s always more to explore, and higher speeds to hit!
Parking Mania is a game about precision, style and skill, so it makes sense that Parking Mania offers three different, beautifully balanced control schemes to fit every player: you can steer by tilting the iPhone, or with an on-screen steering wheel, or using a smooth slider bar. Experiment, find your comfort zone, and choose the control scheme you prefer!
With over 80 vehicles ranging from sports cars to big-rigs, playable in varied, multi-objective levels, across night and day, and traveling from parking lots through city streets and highways – all with random AI-controlled traffic – Parking Mania’s huge variety of gameplay will give you hours upon hours of entertainment.
FEEL THE FUN
Parking Mania’s chock-full of fun extras, from vibrations when you collide, to being able to play your own music tracks as well as the Parking Mania tunes, to earning star-ratings of levels you’ve completed based on your accuracy. Show off your skills by competing on the integrated online leaderboards, and win achievements as you raise your game!
So hold onto your real-life No-Claims Bonus, and channel those insane driving skills into Parking Mania today!
“Parking Mania oozes with charm and addiction” – Geek.com
“unique, different and challenging... Parking Mania is DA BOMB ... GET IT!” – TruthBombers.com
What's New in Version 1.9.6Now the world's most popular car parking game is fully supported on iPhone 5!
Minor bug fixes