Tuk-Tuk / Auto Rickshaw Driver Game - Tuk-Tuk Taxi Dash
HONK HONK! BEEP BEEP! Do you think you could be a good Tuk-Tuk (auto-rickshaw) driver? If so, get ready to transport yourself to the extremely busy streets of Sri Lanka, and to be hooked by one of the most intense taxi RPG experiences imaginable! Tuk-Tuk Taxi Dash is a fun and very challenging, edge-of-your-seat taxi driving and cycling game where you play the role of a trusty tuk-tuk driver (For those unfamiliar with the term, a tuk-tuk or auto-rickshaw is a three-wheeler, bicycle-propelled mode of transport where passengers sit in the back of a small carriage while the driver pedals hard at the front, and is an essential form of urban transport in many developing countries). Here, you have to navigate through the sometimes chaotic streets of a Sri Lankan city, picking up and dropping off as many passengers as possible. You must carefully cut through the swathes of oncoming traffic and pedestrians as you weave in and out of narrow streets and dangerous thoroughfares. Your objective is simple; DO NOT CRASH!
Anyone who has had the pleasure of traveling around some large Asian cities can only be impressed at the speed and skill of the tuk-tuk drivers. The experience is undoubtedly thrilling for the passenger – so imagine how it must be for the driver under extreme pressure! This difficult and unusual driving challenge perfectly captures the bedlam that often goes with piloting a tuk-tuk in a busy city. Quick reactions and sharp keyboard tapping are absolutely essential here as are excellent observation and prediction skills. As in real-life, immense stamina is a must if you are to see this job through. Time management isn’t overly important – your passengers simply want to be safely delivered to their destination without crashing along the way! But will you prove to be a responsible and masterful tuk-tuk driver? Be alert as it’s a traffic-filled arena out there!
How to Play: Your goal is simply to pick up and drop off as many passengers as you can without crashing into any other vehicles on the road. You have an all-encompassing overhead view of the action. Your tuk-tuk taxi has an easily-recognizable red roof with the word ‘TAXI’ printed on it. Your passengers are highlighted by a gold ring around them. Once you pick up a passenger, his/her destination automatically appears (also indicated by a gold ring) somewhere on the game screen.
Use the Arrow Keys on your computer keyboard to control the movement of your tuk-tuk taxi. Your tuk-tuk can only move at right angles (up, down, left, right) around the intense game zone. If your tuk-tuk comes into contact with a building or a tree in any of the side streets, it simply comes to a stop. However, if you impact with any of the other vehicles on the road, it’s game over. See how many passengers you can safely transport before you succumb to the traffic (Each passenger dropped off safely = 1 Point scored). Good luck, and safe driving always, no matter the street or city!