This titles keeps the giant car crashes and explosions from previous Burnout games, but this is not a racer - instead it's a cunningly disguised puzzler that has enough depth to keep you playing for hours at a time - with 3 game modes across 18 maps and 270 medals to collect!
Strategic - This game looks like a pile of explosive car wrecks and destroyed buildings, but is in fact more comparable to Tetris: lining up your pieces to make the biggest chains and destroying them at the right time so as to maximise your score. Each level has specific challenges, such as blowing up all buildings in the level, which earn you medals that allow you to progress through the game.
|Gather cars on the road to cause crashes and time your explosions for the greatest destruction.|
|The UFO Super Feature in action - destroying everything in sight.|
Explosive thrills - crash, boom, screech, smash, bang, *sirens*, crash, boooooooom. If you like things crashing into each other and blowing up (a lot) then this will keep you happy.
Tactics, Challenges, Medals - there's a great deal of replay value to each of the levels in the game, requiring several tries to get the highest score and to beat the more awkward tasks. Much more depth here than you may initially think.
Autolog Failure - The highly addictive online features are only open to people who have friends who play Crash. Well, either I'm wildly unpopular or this game quite hasn't caught on yet - so I just get a message saying "Feature unavailable at the moment". A better matchmaking service, so that you could find other people to compete against would be of great benefit here.
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