• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is an amazing game, If you have a 5th gen iPod our iPhone 4S and up.

    • Written by from Laval

    Since my son got his Anki Drive system on Christmas, he's been playing daily racking-up the points to customize his cars. We now have three cars, because the AI system is awesome enough so that both my son and I like to take on the AI system together. See if we can beat it. It's loads of fun and reminds me of my old groove racetracks of old... Minus the groove, and the clicker, and the artificial intelligence and the machine guns... LOL! Thank you Anki Drive!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How about the kitchen table!

    • Written by from Broken Arrow

    WOW! Our kids from age 6 to 26 LOVE this game. It is so easy to learn. I fell in love with it after watching the Apple Keynote presentation this summer.

    Today we put it up on the kitchen table. Lots less dog hair collecting on the wheels now.

    We are ready for more cars and move fun!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic family fun! Very well executed!!

    • Written by from Germantown

    Got this for my 5 year old for christmas. He loves race cars and since the time I showed him Anki on the web, he craved for it dearly and even wrote a letter to Santa requesting it — I had no choice but to go in for the splurge, with a lot of reservation about the cost firstly and also about the age appropriateness.

    The kit comes in a sturdy box that you will not throw away, as it serves as an optimum storage case for the cars and mat when not in play. The cars charge quickly (~8 min) on their respective cool looking charging pods (yes, no batteries!). When you are ready, just roll the mat out and launch the Anki drive app and you are ready to go! It is quite magical that there is no messing around with wifi set ups or bluetooth pairing — everything just works!

    And my 5 yr old loves the experience, and has figured out a lot of things himself, like keeping tabs on how many more upgrade points he might need to get his next 'weapon' and such. As for the game play, the cars put on quite a show! It is cool to watch or jump in an play.

    Currently the game play only supports a 'battle' mode with the AI or human opponent. Can't wait for the 'race' mode to be released, getting which should be as easy as any other app update. Even as such, it provides a frustration free and awesome experience and therefore, highly recommended!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it all but the price!

    • Written by

    Awesome product, easy to set up. Follow the tutorial on the app you down load and then you are ready to play. My 7 year old uses his mini iPad and loves it. Now we just have to start earning points and getting up grades. It's a little pricey, maybe a lower price would get more to buy and better feedback of issues or to spread the word on this product. I think this is the new future of gaming and hope it keeps developing. The bad thing for the consumer is you have to have at least one expensive apple product to control it and then the starter pack $200 and then another $140 for the other 2 cars. Apple has billions and should lower the price some to get this out and going and I believe it will take off with maybe some advertising???? Just waiting for upgrades and more products and tracks etc! Just hope the price comes down!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Fort Saskatchewan

    Best game ever. Period. For those giving this one star because it's "boring" go back to wasting time in front of your playstation or whatever. This game takes the best of both worlds and creates an augmented reality experience that has, in my opinion, yet to be surpassed. The controls are easy to figure out, and as long as you keep the mats and tires clean the cars don't tend to spin out much. Having said that, they're not supercomputers, so one has to expect a couple of hiccups. I found these to be relatively minor and they add a bit of humor to the game. The mat rolls up for easy storage and even the box looks good! This game is a must for anyone who likes to try new things and has an imagination!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Game Night turned into Game Week End

    • Written by from Hollister

    From the Tutorial to the Battle Game Play was great... It's Easy to Learn and Fun to Master and Upgrade using points... All Ages loved it from GrandParents to GrandKids... They did not want to play any other Games... Fours Cars is a must and Four players is Crazy competitive. Play for up to 20 minutes and Then charge for 7 Minutes... then get back in line to play again!

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised

    • Written by from Cupertino

    This game is not what you expect. It is definitively more engaging that I first imagined and. The cars charge fairly quickly and the game evolves as you get more points, but highly recommend to buy with friends, solo play would be boring.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Way Too Cool!

    • Written by from San Mateo

    I have two young children under the age of 10 and they LOVE playing Anki Drive. This isn't your typical slot car toy, it's so much more and then some. These cars can actually navigate, anticipate your moves and react on their own. That's when you realize the "WOW Factor!"...these cars actually have their own personalities and seem to get smarter the more you play. It feels like you are actually in a live video game trying to outsmart the computer...think TRON. You also have the option to manually control your own car and play against each other.

    Set up was straight-forward and the cars are sturdy. We downloaded the Anki app on our iPhones as well our iPad Mini and had no problem. Works great on both devices as long as you have the required OS

    Although kids would highly enjoy playing, adults would also appreciate how truly cool the technology is behind it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This has provided endless hours of entertainment.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Anki rocks the party!

    • Written by from Jersey City

    We got Anki Drive for my son for Thanksgivukkah 2013 and we absolutely love it...it's so cool! My son is nine and he can't say enough good things about it. We got the starter kit plus the two extra cars so the two kids and the adults can all play together and have a great time. It's fun for the entire family. Even grandpa played and loved it.

    I highly recommend this for Christmas for everyone. Get one and play yourself.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great. My boys love it.

    • Written by from Black Point

    Gotta get a third car!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you EVER wanted slot cars... YOU WANT THIS!

    • Written by from Omaha

    This game is off the charts good! Complex enough to have challenges and differences, but not so complex that you can't teach someone to drive and play in ten minutes. The look of the cars and track, the feel of the user interface and software. They all couple together to make this game amazing to play, and fun to watch. (BUT you WANT to be playing!) I have had this since the 1.0 software and the Anki team have since done two software upgrades. It has gotten better and better with more to come. They have four cars total, with a fifth one being promoted. This is great for family time, or the man cave which is what today's tech SHOULD cater to. Only thing I would caution is that since upgrades are tied to the cars, be prepared for people to want to have their OWN cars with their OWN upgrades. Bought the Starter Set and IMMEDIATELY got Rho and Katal to back it up! If you have kids, or groups of friends with iDevices, this is a way to have a LOT of fun at gatherings! BUY THIS AND YOU WILL ENJOY IT!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    this is an awesome product!!!!!

    • Written by from Mill Valley

    I bought this for my 13 year old for Christmas and we all ended up playing with it. I've never seen him so engaged. We were laughing that we had never seen him clean anything before (voluntarily) but he carefully dusted down the track after each session. And his friends loved it too. They forgot all about xbox and playstation. It's brilliant that you can earn points to improve the cars, and play against a car driven by 'artificial intelligence.' He's already trying to figure out how you get access to the add on car that can only be purchased by achieving a certain level. It's like it was created by the mind of a 13 year old gamer on steroids. Fantastic toy for kids and adults!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!

    • Written by from Orange Park

    I purchased the Anki Drive for my husband, age 50, for Christmas. It's unbelievable and exceeds all expectations.
    With all due respect for the reviewer that said Anki was "boring" after a few minutes, I would guess this reviewer was someone watching and not participating This is in no way boring! The cars move so fast and have so many weapons on them, participants have no time to get bored. i do not play or enjoy video games or racing (even Nascar bores me) but Anki Drive is addictive! On the "easy" settings, the cars will allow you to win races. That's kind of fun and you earn points that you then redeem to "purchase" car upgrades (no additional money required for this). Each car seems to have different upgrade potentials making each car very unique. (My first upgrade made "my" car super fast and my husband's more like an armored vehicle so it's hard to take out) We can race/battle against each other or against the car itself. My husband immediately purchased an additional car to expand the fun!
    On 'moderate" settings, the cars are out to get you and it's amazing! I read the cars scan the track 500 times per second. I can't even imagine getting to the advanced setting! Having said that, in the 'easy' mode, any small child or senior citizen can play. If they can hold an iphone/ipad, they are playing. The cars run the race on their own so even a 2 year old could "participate" in the race. AWESOME FUN! I highly recommend getting one!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A genuinely new experience in gaming & interactivity

    • Written by from Stanford

    Having played video games for some 30 years, I have been thrilled by the "video game in the real world" experience offered by Anki Drive. By being able to perceive and control physical cars on a real track, this game offers more challenges, depth and nuances that I've been able to experience on a computer/console game. The differences in car characteristics call for a variety of strategies that are different for each vehicle - there is a lot more fun, replayability and depth than meets the casual eye. Needless to say, my kids are also riveted.

    All in all an immensely exciting and genuinely fresh new experience in gaming and interactivity.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    When I was kid, I watch Future Ai Formula cartoon. Now, I'm playing it.
    I bought two Anki starter kits. One for my nephew for Xmas. I guess he will like it a lot because I enjoy it a lot! The only thing which is not really perfect is the battery. It's gone too fast, like 15mins per charge. On the other hand, maybe because I enjoy it a lot makes it feel like the batter gone really fast.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Family present and big fun

    • Written by from Oak ridge

    I bought this with the two additional cars for a total of around $340. Sort of a risk as it is one game but it was a family gift and the idea was that family could gather around the track once a week for a night of racing.

    We got the cars charged up, had a little trouble figuring out how to get past the intro screens to setup the cars for a device (the trick is to get them charging and stand near them when you start up the app). Beyond that, we got things going and it was surprisingly easy to race and we had a BALL! My daughter, son and I chased around the track trying to knock each other out until there was a winner. I love this. Space is an issue so I am going to build a wooden track to set on top of a table we have. So worth it though and I look forward to having friends over.

    Another down side though, is that the charger can only charge 3 cars at once, and getting all 4 cars means one car is left out (the separate cars don't come with chargers)

    So yes, we bought it, had fun and I am looking forward to race night at our place.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Wooow

    • Written by from Hombrechtikon

    Ankidrive is just amazing! Games with my sons, my girlfriend or my friends is endless fun. The functionality and the finishing of cars (i own all 4 cars), the mat and even the Stocking Box is really upper class! Thanx and go on in this direction. We can't wait an update on the app with more Racing-Modes and other cool features.
    From my sight there is only one minus, the avalaibility just in US & Canada...it was a bit of work to receive AnkiDrive here in Switzerland.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Our Kids Love This!

    • Written by from San Mateo

    Our 5 and 8 year olds love this! They can't stop talking about it - including to their friends at school. For those that might think these are the slot car type toys we played with as kids - they are not. These cars drive themselves, learn and compete and I don't think you can appreciate the technology until you see the cars stalk, evade, tractor-beam and fire all on their own. To me, a measure of a new gift/toy is how long the kids play with it/how long it holds their attention - and our kids really like this.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    • Written by from Calabasas

    This thing is great! It's amazing to be able to play a video game without having to stare at a screen. I really hope that this is the direction that the video game industry is headed in.

    5 of 7 people found this useful