Ever wanted to work as a valet and get to drive all those fancy cars customers leave for you to park? Yes? Well this app doesn’t let you drive them or park as much as it lets you figure out how to get your car out of a parking disaster.
The object of the game is very simple, you have a red car you need to get out of a parking lot and in its way are several other cars of varying shapes and sizes. You can move the other cars forward and back in order to sort out the puzzle and get your little red sports car out. On screen you have the parking lot itself that you have to get out of and on the right there’s a control panel with various settings and options displayed. The settings include difficulty levels, number of puzzles and whether you want to undo, redo or reset the game as well as return to the main menu. There is also a meter with the number of moves you have taken so far to get the car out, the less moves you make, the higher your score is in the stats menu.
The game started out pretty easy but the puzzles became more difficult too quickly. In the beginning they were challenging and the obvious method of extracting the vehicle required a small amount of thinking and maneuvering. However it wasn’t long before the puzzles became complex and extracting that little red car became confusing and almost a bit frustrating.
I did like the game when I first played it but after it got too hard it was too discouraging to play. It’s certainly not the kind of game you would relax to but it does help exercise your problem solving skills and that’s what I liked about it. I did not like the progression of difficulty from average to very hard; there should have been a more gradual progression. Overall Aces Traffic Pack is a decent game despite its limited playability and leap of difficulty levels and worth a go especially since it’s free and challenging. Also you get to move a little sports car back and forth.