Traffic Racer is one of those infinite racer games that always end up with you crashing into or being smashed by something. In this case, instead of some futuristic, abstract vehicle and realm, you get to experience what a real life infinite racer would look like.
There are a few ways in which to play Traffic Racer. The classic endless mode comes in two flavors: One way or two way (in which cars will also be coming from the opposite direction. I need to mention that this game is UK, Australia and Japan friendly. You can switch the driving lanes from the options menu.
Time trial gives unlimited lives (instead of one) for aiming at a high score in a limited time. Oh, by the way, score determines how much cash you receive once you've totaled your car. Another variant of time trial is The Daily Bonus mode which is accessible once per day and comes with a bonus vehicle.
Finally, there’s the Police Chase, which you can only play if you unlock the police car, and that takes a while.
Cash is spent on buying better cars but also on improving already acquired ones. There’s the color option, rims, decals and practical upgrades that improve speed, handling and braking.
Controls are very well implemented. You can switch between tilting or touch steering and you can also chose automatic or manual acceleration. We all know that these new models tend to automatize everything. I have yet to encounter a model without an acceleration pedal in real life though. Of course, physics are also put aside for this racing game. Steering while braking causes no harm to your direction so feel free to act brash go wild.
Traffic Racer is a nice change of scenery in this genre of games. However, the game lacks that open field sensation or any other fantastic situations that other games are full of. I’m not sure you can get hooked on Traffic Racer. Still, the customization options might compensate for this.