I wasn’t sure about this game until I tried the demo, but it’s actually pretty fun. I bought the game for my girlfriend because she tried the demo and was instantly hooked. So the impressions below are mostly from me watching her play the game. Because every time I try to play she insisted on playing, lol. So if you see me online playing Toy Home it’s her 🙂
You steer the car with the sixaxis only, I wish there was analog support but no big deal. Steering could be a little tighter though. Everything in the world you can smash into, from little toys, dominoes, cereal boxes, even huge boxes. It’s very fun using your boost to smash into things. The goal is to get all the circle gates before time runs out. With each gate you get you get 10 seconds added to your time. You also get extra time for smashing into objects and getting special glowing items. Your car doors even fall off if you hit something with enough force.
What surprised me that this game even has online battle support. I tried it out a few times, not bad actually. Sometimes it hard to find somebody available to play though. You basically compete for the most coins and special items. There are power ups you can get for your car. A few I remember are homing crayons, invisibility, super jump, warp behind your opponent, some kind of gravity attack that causes the other car to flip over. There may be more. Ram your opponent to knock the coins out of them and collect them for yourself. It’s just one and one though. If you check out the leader board, you can see the people with the highest score and even download a replay of it.
To bad there isn’t a free roam mode, I’d love to explore the room more. Is it worth $9.99, you bet. It has 8 levels, 2 bonus levels, and 2 cars to pick from. At least try the demo.
Written by: T0SH
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