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Anki Overdrive (2010) is a physical slot-car racing game you control with your smartphone. The cars are intelligent and follow the track so you can focus on steering them round the best racing line and triggering virtual weapons. Although discontinued, second-hand packs are now much cheaper than they were.

The Starter Pack comes with enough track for a range of circuits and two cars. This can be expanded with more track, cars and even trucks to extend gameplay. There is a theme Fast and Furious pack that includes cars and characters from that film franchise.

Unlike Scalextric, Anki Overdrive cars are powered rather than the track. This means you can flex the track or use it outside without problems. The cars can be loaded with a computer opponent of varying difficulty. Each of these virtual drivers has a backstory and voiced personality as you race. This offers an excellent single-player challenge. As you progress you can upgrade your car with new virtual weapons or special moves.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Anki Overdrive 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 19 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race game with Physically Active elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The campaign can be completed relatively quickly, but this unlocks characters and power-ups for your car to use in multi-player battles that keep players entertained for much longer.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 14 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Little kids need to know not to always go full speed on the corners and use the virtual attacks wisely to win.


There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase cars and track at a substantial cost to expand the characters and possible layouts for racing. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/05/2010

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Race and Physically Active

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Developer: Digital Dream Lab (@DigitalDreamLab)

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