This simplistic mechanic works well and offers up some surprisingly thrilling gameplay the first few times you load up the game, but fails to maintain the fun-factor on repeat plays due to a disappointing lack of diversity.
World Traffic contains 3 stages, each progressively more difficult than the last and with more lanes of traffic to manage, but honestly the repetitive core gameplay soon saps the title of any sense achievement or excitement (the explosions when accidents happen are pretty though!).
And it’s a crying shame Atinco didn’t make more of the terrorism plot, as this could have injected some much needed action into the proceedings, imagine, certain cars wired with timed explosives, police road-blocks to defend, or perhaps even some helicopters whirling overhead. Would’ve made for a more interesting game I reckon.
All in all, the game is, albeit briefly, entertaining and if you’re a Flight Control fanatic seeking a fresh spin on the game’s mechanic, World Traffic comes recommended at its current 50% off price-tag.
iFanzine Verdict: An enjoyable and addictive little distraction that unfortunately fails to realise its full potential. Could do with a few more cities and should have done more with that intriguing terrorism storyline.