• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    We played with this for less than 10 minutes and two cars stopped working just flashing colors plus way way too hard to figure out how to work this, should be simple right out of the box. Cant believe the reviews written cause it was a disaster for us.

    31 of 112 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

    Amazing Game

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Anki is great fun! You can spend hours playing. The quality of the AI blew me away. It is a must buy.

    6 of 7 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that great..

    • Written by from Burbank

    First things first. I see the draw of such a product, but having played with it for about 2 weeks I think it is not that great. Here is why: The batteries drain very quickly, which is not surprising since they are tiny. Two matches and it starts telling you that the battery is low. If you cannot wrap the match up you will get disconnected from it. They do charge rather quick though. 10 mins or so.
    Many times at least one of the cars signals that it is off the race track, even though it is still driving on it - and more often than not it won't "normalize", resulting in the only option, which is to end and restart the match.
    Quite annoying. Many times the arc of fire is inaccurate. And the race track smells pretty bad (chemical) and still does so after two weeks, even though I aired it outside. I have 2 cars, being the starter kit and the cars bump each other already pretty often. I can only imagine with 3 or more it turns into a wrecking derby..which disrupts the game.
    This game is a good start perhaps, and when everything works it is fun but not worth $200. I will return it.

    29 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A stunning new hybrid of real world/virtual gaming

    • Written by from Los Alamos

    Anki drive is an exceptional new category of game and toy. It combines the best of slot cars, robotics, and video games into an entirely new experience. I invited 3 friends over - all of us in our 40s and 50s - to unbox and setup Anki Drive. I had purchased the 2 additional add-on cars with the hope of 4-car, person to person racing and combat.

    Anki drive sets up flawlessly. The box is gorgeous (really, look at the molded inserts and the little packaging details). To play, you download the app, sync your cars (through one, master controller app, I used my iphone 5s), and unroll the vinyl racing surface. The cars charged up quickly (initially took 2-3 minutes; subsequent charges were always less than 10 minutes). It took a few minutes to figure out how to add 4 players (hint: run everything from the master iphone; add all 4 cars through this phone, then have players join your game.)

    It's easy enough to setup 4 live players, and once you do, the fun really begins! This is truly a blast to play, and it's awe-dropping when you add the physical racing aspect with real cars on a real race track. The little cars do great. They're surprisingly fast, nimble, and they respond wonderfully to commands to accelerate, slow down, and move to the inside or outside of the track.

    With 4 human players, there's a surprising amount of strategy needed to win. Cars occasionally spin out or collide, and very rarely will go off the track. This wasn't a big deal, you just put them back on and off they go. We found battery life on the cars quite good. A full charge lasts for about 3 races, maybe 4 depending (about 20 minutes of game play). Charging is quick, 6-8 minutes. During charging breaks, we talked about the game, strategy, and marveled at the tech behind it all.

    Little details in this game are outstanding. The lights on the cars accurately show when you're shooting (from the front) and when you're hit (red lights on the back + vibration of your phone), When someone wins, all the others cars spin out while the winner takes a quick victory lap! Sounds are well synced, too. My favorite effect is the countdown before the race. With 4 human players, all 4 iphones/ipads give the countdown, and the effect is a great, quadrophonic effect with each voice slightly timed to give an expansive effect. Wonderful!

    The expandability of this set should be outstanding. New tracks are coming, and as much of the game is in the software, new game modes, upgrades, and strategies are just an update away.

    The future for this type of gaming is just wide-open and very exciting. Tank battles anyone? Warhammer with robots? How about a live version of risk, with moving armies? Anki Drive is a bell weather in games, starting a whole new category of real world/virtual hybrids. Highly, highly recommended for the techno-geek gamer in your life.

    28 of 31 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!

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun for the Family

    • Written by from Lakeview

    We purchased the Anki Drive the day it came out, we have a 5 and 3 year old. The whole family enjoys these races! The shipping and storage containers are top notch, so quick to just wrap up. We have been so impressed we have purchased the additional 2 cars, and are waiting patiently for the arrival of CORAX. Our 3 year old has decent control over them, and the 5 year old can race with us. I recommend the Anki Drive for all ages! Have fun!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fort Irwin

    Can't tell you how much I like Anki! My son and I set up the starter kit in about 10 minutes (had to put the leaf into the dining room table - 9 minutes), charged up the cars, opened the app, and got started. It is so simple!

    I think of the cars like 21st century slot cars. Here's why they're better: 1. Track rolls out in 4 seconds (no clipping track parts together hoping they line up; 2. Don't have to plug the track in; 3. Cars actually work first time; 4. Weapons! 5. The cars drive themselves if you want (intro and tutorial are brilliant!) 6. Healthy competition (my son whooped me) 7. Cars are way better quality than anything I owned as a kid (you can just feel it--like Apple products, actually).

    You can feel the quality in the packaging, instructions, app--the whole set is very well done. Keeping the track clean may be tougher on the floor, but I had no issues with it on the table. They only fly off occasionally, and you can normally "see" it coming.

    Anki is just a brilliant product with TONS of potential and a really bright future.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Childhood!!!

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Bought this a couple of days after it came out...after setting it up...I played with it and had so much fun that I didn't realize that 3 hours had gone by...I am 54 years old and this car racing game is one that I will have many hours of fun...with me and AI...and with friends competing with each other...worth every penny...looking forward to the next track development from Anki DRIVE...


    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Duncan

    A great new product that is a lot of fun! No hardware or software problems. Has worked great with all iOS7 updates.
    Keep up the great job Anki!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This game is awesome!!

    • Written by from San Marcos

    I just bought the Anki Drive starter kit and I really enjoy the investment I made to purchase this. At first I was worried that I would buy it and might get bored after a few hours but over week later I'm still playing it. The computer is always challenging and the upgrades give you something to work towards other than just playing for fun. All of the people I've managed to get to play it with me have enjoyed it, but I do feel I need to get one or two more cars to really make it interesting. Only downside so far is that there is only one track so far but, I've managed to change it up a bit by adding some inclined planes under the turns to add some variety and new challenge to the game. All in all is definitely worth the money.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Horseheads

    got this for my nephews for this years christmas. when it came in the mail my brother-in-law had to try it out. once we started playing it was like we were kids again. cant wait for my nephews to open it on christmas. great product!

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Still needs work

    • Written by from Portland

    The first couple of times I ran it, it ran great, but I started to see issues. Around the corners the car was not as smooth. I cleaned the tires and swiftered the track and that helped for a little while but the problem would return. Sometimes the car would go crazy and fly off the track. This is the first iteration of the game, these cars have 2 motors on the back wheels and it uses the track for encoding which is not ideal. If you have 2 independent motors you would want the encoder on the car, sure its small, but with this system, if one wheel is not getting proper traction you get what I'm seeing. I returned mine, I'll wait for version 2. they need encoders or servo steering on the cars.

    68 of 113 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic. Easy to get going and Fun.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    OK, I am fanboy for this product. I was so excited to get it after first hearing about it.

    It was exactly what I expected.

    I purchased the product on the first day and started playing with my wife that evening. The kids love it.

    I do recommend getting four cars. (two additional). It is more fun with more cars. You can get up and running right away, but practice does actually make you better.

    You need an 'i device' (ipod touch, iphone, or ipad) for each car IFF you want all four cars to be controlled by people. The ones for which you don't have a a controller will just be robots. That is all fun.

    You do dust off the track and the car wheels. That is the extent of the maintenance that we have done leaving the track out on the floor.

    We expect a center of (geekdom) partying over the upcoming gatherings.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from ELK GROVE

    This product is fun to play with alone and a blast with other people. I purchased the starter kit and both additional cars at the same time so I can play with up to 3 others. Setup was simple and the cars only take about 8 minutes to charge for 20 minutes of play time. Definitely worth a look!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a concept!

    • Written by from Elkhart

    First, I cannot wait for new features and upgrades, and what they can do with this idea!

    It works extremely well. Very fluid, not too complicated for any age. Quick charge times, and decent battery life are a huge plus. These little cars are quick!

    I've had it for several hours playing, and it is fantastic.

    Racing mode
    Make more track options.

    The cars look great
    The weapons are fun, call it "Couples Therapy"
    Battery life per charge
    Recharge time 5-10 minutes

    Presentation is to Apple standards.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Indian Head

    Had it charged in 20 minutes, and was playing with my children in no time. They had a blast. We had 3 live users and one AI, and everyone was able to win at least one race. Tons of fun.

    12 of 13 people found this useful