Retro HighwayOfficial Waldo Score 7.6/10

7.6out of 10
Official Waldo Review

Retro Highway is a pixel-art endless runner (driver?) that reminds me of the old SNES driving games, but better. The gameplay is smooth and exciting. It's easy to dodge and navigate but then becomes progressively harders the longer you play. The power ups and coins are incredibly teasing, promising cool tricks and rewards when you pull them off, but can easily be a trap into dying if you are not careful. I'm a huge fan of pixel art based games and this one was able to accomplish that in what appears to be a 3D world. Very impressive and for a free game, there's no reason you shouldn't have this game on your device already.

Rating Summary

UI Design
UX Design (UX)
Game Design
Learning Curve
Difficulty Progression
Playtime Longevity
Sound Design
Fun
Concept Originality
Post Production

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Retro Highway
Retro Highway
Retro Highway
Retro Highway

Game Description

Hit the Retro Highway and return to the days of blast processing and pure arcade fun! Retro Highway is a throwback mobile game aiming to combine the accessibility of modern titles with the high-skill challenge and charming aesthetics of old.

  • Experience high octane old school action on your phone or tablet
  • Complete daring challenges and compete with your friends or the whole world for the highest scores
  • Explore six unique environments ranging from a hot desert to a futuristic moon base
  • Customize your playstyle by choosing from a diverse garage of 10+ bikes and by upgrading various powerups
  • Embrace the nostalgia rush caused by stylish pixel art visuals and chiptune soundtrack

Rating Breakdown

This game was given a score of 7.6/10 which is good. Anything above a 5.0 is considered a great game. Below is a breakdown of the elements that were factored into the rating for this game. Even though Waldo's reviews are based on personal opinion, each game's rating follows a strict confidential rubric system for fairness.

User Interface Design (UI)
Game displays some but not all of the following: clean layout design, smooth transitions, animation / motion, good use of a color palette, orginality.
User Experience Design (UX)
Game factored some but not all of the following: simple to use navigation, engaging layout, priority-based design, clear use of icons, internationality / language barriers.
Game Design
Levels are beautifully designed using pixel art in what appears to be a 3D space. I like that you can unlock different maps, vehicles and power ups rewarding you with different experiences the more you play.
Learning Curve
Game required no tutorials or instructions to play.
Difficulty Progression
Difficulty progression was smooth yet challenging.
Playtime Longevity
With the ability to unlock different maps, vehicles and power ups, it definitely gives you a reason to play for a few weeks if not longer.
Sound Design
Very retro which is fitting for the game
Fun
Fun enough to make you play for hours even when you have other responsibilities or things you should be doing.
Concept Originality
Uses an unoriginal or already seen before concept.
Post Production
Probably one of the best trailers I've seen in a long time for a mobile game.
Retro Highway
Pure Arcade Fun
FREE
Version: 1.01

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Andrew "Waldo" Webster

  • Programmer, Creator, Designer
  • Lefty Games
  • From Savannah, Georgia

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