The popular A&E Television show, Ice Road Truckers, tells the story of the brave souls that risk it all to get huge shipments from the safety of solid ground up to areas that just have no business getting equipment like it delivered. While the show has hair raising experiences and death-defying odds, the Ice Road Truckers title from Kuma Games just didn’t bring the same excitement to my Windows Phone.
In all honesty, Ice Road Truckers is nothing more than another ‘runner’ style game, but with a bit less fun and excitement. You start out simple enough on an icy road with your semi-truck full of logs or something. To be honest, I still haven’t figured out what I was supposed to be pulling, but that’s besides the point. The game accelerates for you and you simply move left or right to get more coins as you travel down the road for as long as you can.
A short ways into the game, you start to see some fun obstacles, like jumps and road blocks. Once you figure out you can move on a dime, these become a bit less than difficult to navigate. Simply tapping the sides of the screen or using the accelerometer to turn, you can quickly master the simple controls.
Overall, Ice Road Truckers gets a pass rating from me. With runner/chaser games like Despicable Me: Minion Rush out there, IRT just doesn’t measure up. While it might be a good looking title from the graphics screen, the simplistic play and poor level of difficulty just makes this one seem a bit boring.