Does Not Commute is a driving strategy game from Mediocre. In this game, you plan multiple driving routes through a city that gradually fills up with your past attempts to get citizens safely from Point A to Point B. Gamezebo’s Does Not Commute Tips, Cheats and Strategies will help keep you safe on the road – but you should probably buckle up regardless.
- Unlock checkpoints – Does Not Commute is free to download, but unlocking the full game costs $1.99 USD. By unlocking the full game, you gain use of checkpoints. Otherwise, your defeat sends you back to the very beginning of the first level. So buying the full game is a no-brainer, but that said–
- Play the free version of the game for a while to get a feel for things – Don’t be in a huge rush to pay up. Playing the game under the threat of being sent back to the very beginning for failure is actually great motivation for learning how to control your car and map out your routes effectively.
- Scope out your territory before you drive – Every time you’re introduced to a driver, you gain a bird’s-eye view of the city that zooms in and becomes more isometric once you start driving. Before you start your engine, take a good look at the city. Note your exit, bridges, and potential shortcuts through alleyways and across lawns.
- Go for time extensions early on – if they’re not out of your way – It’s best to grab time extensions early in a level before things get super-chaotic with cars careening everywhere. Just don’t go too far out of your way to grab them, especially if the bonus time is for a mere ten seconds. You run the risk of bashing into something and losing the time you acquired (and then some).
- Only use the rewind feature if you bung up early during a drive – The rewind feature deletes a second off your timer every time you use it. In other words, if you use it once or twice, it’s of little consequence. If you spam it, you’ll seal your own doom. It’s best to rewind only if you’ve messed up bad at some point during the first half of your commute. Otherwise, it’s usually best to sputter over the finish line unless you do something really weird, like sink your car in a lake.
- Opt for better traction when crossing open areas – Mapping out your route before each drive becomes even more important when you gain use of power-ups that can only be applied before the engine fires up. If you decide to go off-road for a significant portion of your trip, that’s a good time to activate better traction for your car.
- Opt for better speed when travelling down straightaways – On the other hand, if your drive is mostly on concrete and doesn’t have any sharp, complicated turns, better speed is the power-up you want to accompany you.
- Learn your vehicles – Trucks travel slowly but handle relatively well, and light vehicles like mopeds will really book it and sail around turns if you’re not careful. Plan your routes accordingly.