We’ve had half term fun with anki OverDrive!
I’ve said a few times before now, that I wish I spent more time with the boys. Casey in particular, I spend a fair amount of time with the girls and their dancing, and James spends a lot more time with the boys, taking them to the match and other football related things.
So when we had a chance to review the anki OverDrive I jumped at the chance. It looked like something Casey and I could enjoy together. When I mentioned it to him he got really excited as he had played it before at a friend’s house.
So this is the anki OverDrive starter kit. It comes in a really nice impressive box.
In the box you get:
- 2 supercars
- 4 straight track pieces
- 6 curved track pieces
- 2 riser pieces
- 1 4 car charging platform
- 1 tyre cleaner
So what is anki OverDrive? well, it’s a battle race experience where players control actual cars via handheld mobile devices, i.e phones, ipads, Kindles. You can compete against family, friends or AI commanders on the app. The app is very easy to download and the instructions are easy to follow. Your car will learn the track and the better you play, the better it becomes.
The first thing we did was put both cars on the charging platform to charge, a real bonus is that the cars only take 8-10 minutes to fully charge up. So there’s no bored kids waiting around for a couple of hours.
Putting the track together was a dream, they snap together really easily with magnetic connectors and Casey, literally put it together in seconds.
There are lots of different tracks to make, and of course you can use the 2 risers to elevate the track a little for a more fun experience.
Casey picked his favourite track and was ready to go, he played against one of the AI commanders for the first few races.
I have to say I was so impressed, it’s like no other racing car experience we’ve ever had in this house, and after having 3 boys we’ve definitely had a few.
There were no frustrations that other car tracks usually bring, and the game is so interactive.
After a few minutes of watching Casey, I had a go myself. Of course Casey won, but it was a lot of fun. There are lots of different modes to play in and bonus modes to unlock.
Anyone over age 3 can play anki OverDrive, but would be best suited for age 8 and over,.It’s a great family game which brings together cutting edge technology in the shape of robotics and Artificial intelligence to bring together the best of toys and video games.
You can buy anki OverDrive from all good toyshops at around £149.99
You can also see it in action on our channel
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