Newmark Softwareâ€™s Chrome Death is kind of like someone 80’s-ified a super tough one-tap mobile game. Granted Iâ€™m probably a little biased, what with being a child of the 80s and all, but Iâ€™m okay with that combination of things.
It could probably use a little more chrome, though.
Chrome DeathÂ revolves around escaping your pursuers by weaving and dodging through the narrow streets of a vaguely cyberpunk-ish city. Each successful turn causes the car to go faster, giving you smaller margins for error the longer you manage to hold out. Screw up once and youâ€™re done. No pressure.
Chrome Death pretty much nails the one-touch/arcadey/difficult thing thatâ€™s become fairly common these days. You simply tap left or right to turn left or right, and â€śperfectâ€ť timing rewards you with a combo multiplier. Tap too soon and youâ€™ll likely still make the turn, but itâ€™ll reset your combo. Tap too late and youâ€™re scrap.
Thereâ€™s a bit more to Chrome Death than just chasing after high scores, thankfully, though thatâ€™s still a big part of it. You can also earn credits with each attempt, which can then be turned in to unlock new vehicles. On top of that, there are daily challenges to complete for bonuses along with the ever-present draw of just wanting to pass the next top score – then wanting to best the next one, and the next one, etc.
Chrome Death is yet another simpleÂ mobile arcade game, but itâ€™s pretty entertaining for what it is, and will probably give you a decent incentive to keep playing long after youâ€™ve gotten the hang of drifting through its neon intersections. Especially if youâ€™ve got a soft sport for 80s-style â€śfuturisticâ€ť stuff.
Chrome Death is available as a free download on the App Store.