[PlayStation 5] Splash Cars Review
Splash Cars from eastasiasoft and Paper Bunker is an arcade-style driving game in which you’ll paint each stage as you ride. Check our Splash Cars review!
Splash Cars from eastasiasoft and Paper Bunker is an arcade-style driving game in which you’ll paint each stage as you ride. Each stage is presented from an isometric point of view, making it easier to see all of the roads, buildings, trees, and the other vehicles you’ll need to keep an eye on. It’s an easy-to-understand game since all you’ll have to worry about is steering your vehicle with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, or by using the L1, R1, L2, or R2 buttons, depending on how you want to roll.
There are going to be some police cars here and there that will give chase once they spot you, as they aim to run into you to deal some damage. The more damaged your vehicle is, the slower it will drive around, which will be very bad for you since that means you’ll run out of fuel faster while you paint the roads and items as you drive by them. Other vehicles will actually erase any of the colors you’ve added to the roads, but you can drive near them to color them so that they instead work in your favor and color away as they drive around.
Based on the meters you drive, and how much you end up painting each stage, you’ll unlock power-ups and boosts that you can use to improve your future runs. You can also use the coins you collect to purchase new cars that will have a better overall rating as well as bigger gas tanks, thus allowing you to paint more of each level. You can get a magnet power-up to draw coins and fuel cans, increase how many coins you get as you grab each one, get a power-up to freeze cops, decrease the range of the police car radar, and more.
You’re graded based on your performance as you bring back each level to live with a more colorful presentation. Your grade can be up to a three-star rating per level, depending on how much of the level you manage to bring back to life before running out of fuel. You will get a free refuel – and repair – every now and then by playing through levels and reaching a specific grade, and you’ll also get a single chance to spend some of the coins you collected to refuel your vehicle and repair it. Do factor in if this is going to be worth it since the cost will only increase as you progress further and further, and sometimes the refuel and repair won’t be enough to get a high enough grade to open up the next level.
This is an easy Platinum trophy to unlock since the game’s difficulty is not that high. All you’ll need is enough time to work on completing the objectives for all of the trophies for this list, which includes 10 Silver trophies and 8 Gold trophies. You’ll have to purchase three specific cars with your coins, complete levels 5, 10, and 15, collect 1,000, 4,000, and 8,000 coins, collect 6, 18, and 48 power-ups, drive around for 1,000, 25,000, and 50,000 miles, and get a three-star rating in 1, 4, and 8 stages.
If you’re looking for a fun arcade-style driving game with a twist, then you should definitely check this one out on PlayStation. All you need to do is drive around each isometric level as you paint the town and bring back some color to buildings and items as you try to unlock new power-ups and cars. Splash Cars is available as a Cross-Buy release, so you’ll get the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game for a low price of $6.99 – along with two potential Platinum trophies.
This Splash Cars review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.