Overdrive Racingby Anki

  • Overdrive Racing
  • Overdrive Racing
  • Overdrive Racing
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
87%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • This toy is fun and works well.
  • It's easy to set up.
  • It's modular and expandable.

CONS

  • It's expensive.
  • Occasional connectivity problems occur.
  • A smartphone or tablet is required for operation.
ANKI Overdrive is a racing game that combines real-world elements with on-screen action. You race real toy cars (similar to those slot car sets you may have had as a child). Only there's an important difference--your smartphone or tablet acts as the controller. The cars find their way around the track with tiny infrared cameras. Onscreen, you have fake weapons, such as plasma cannons and tractor beams, to slow or disable your opponent. Four cars can race at a time. The Anki Overdrive Starter Kit includes two robotic cars and 10 pieces of track--six curved pieces and four straight ones--that build a total of eight "battlefields."
90%

A great racing toy that brings the joy of Scalextric into the digital age.

A great racing toy that brings the joy of Scalextric into the digital age.

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90%

Seeing the cars come alive on the track, commander characters speak back to you when you take them down, and the slowly evolving powers of e…

Seeing the cars come alive on the track, commander characters speak back to you when you take them down, and the slowly evolving powers of each car is like nothing I’ve encountered before.

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90%

We love the way it merges the real and the virtual to great affect.

We love the way it merges the real and the virtual to great affect.

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90%

You and your kids will have a blast playing Anki Overdrive, which lets you race robotic cars on a real track by playing a game on your mobil…

You and your kids will have a blast playing Anki Overdrive, which lets you race robotic cars on a real track by playing a game on your mobile device.

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80%

Anki Overdrive remains one of the coolest connected toys available today.

Anki Overdrive remains one of the coolest connected toys available today.

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80%

The only difficult thing will be convincing yourself you’re just buying it for the kids.

The only difficult thing will be convincing yourself you’re just buying it for the kids.

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