Reckless Getaway comes from the same developer as Life of Android fave Reckless Racing, moving the emphasis away from circuit racing to a headlong hurtle down freeways and dirt tracks while trying to leave the chasing cops eating dust or better still running them off the road, leaving twisted metal mayhem in your wake.
Reckless Getaway has two game modes: Getaway and Wreckless. Choose the first and you’re tasked with negotiating more and more difficult levels as you strive to escape the cops time and time again. Collecting coins along your route boosts your score and you’ll collect power-ups that allow your car to leap over obstacles, enjoy a nitrous oxide-assisted speed boost, or unleash a powerful sonic wave that destroys all other vehicles in your path. Choose Wreckless from the list and instead of a feeble car you’re blessed with a hulking truck that pulverises everything in its path and, since that’s the object of Wreckless, that’s really rather handy. Either way, the object of the game is pure destruction.
You control your vehicle with either left and right softkeys, situated as you’d expect on the left- and right-hand side of the screen, or if you’re feeling adventurous you can go for the tilt controls that employ your handsets accelerometer to move left and right. Acceleration is handled for you and braking… Well, you won’t need brakes.
Your score for each level consists of four stars, you’ll need to score as high as you can to unlock the next few levels of both Getaway and Wreckless and this is no walk in the park. Scoring above two out of four on most levels requires superhuman skills, so this isn’t a game you’re going to waltz through in a matter of hours.
The Bottom Line
Huge fun, very addictive and enough of a challenge to keep you playing for a good while
Version reviewed 1.0.1
Requires Android 1.5 or higher