• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Creative and original concept-super fun for all ages!

    • Written by from Deatsville

    Bought this as a last minute, extra Christmas surprise that I hoped the entire family would enjoy. Shipping was super fast and the components are well packaged in a box you can use for storage when it is not in use. Thanks to the other reviews, which I had read prior to purchasing, I understood that each car/driver must go through an orientation process that would take at least 10 minutes each. This process was painful waiting time for the kids but critical to the success of the game and those who paid attention quickly became leaders as the real races began. Once the orientation was done, my husband and I quickly took the game away from the kids and raced against each other gleefully. The kids were begging for a turn! I can see the advantage of adding additional cars to increase the competition and family togetherness.

    The cars do run out of charge quickly, but they also recharge very speedily as well. I found that the need to recharge gave me a much needed break from the action and kept me sharper "at the wheel."

    This would also be a cool and entertaining activity at work for celebrations. I foresee an annual tournament and reigning Anki Champion. In a very technology-filled Christmas, this gift received The Most Favorite Gift Award!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super product!

    • Written by from Prospect

    Bought it for my 5 year old. Quick and easy setup, and he was able to use it with almost no assistance from me.

    Fun, intuitive...just an all around GREAT product!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Medfield

    Absolutely no fun at all. Apple must be paying people to write these reviews. Played it for about 20 minutes and did not enjoy it. You can barely control the cars pretty much set the speed and try to get behind the other players and press a button to "disable" them. DO NOT BUY THIS

    11 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word… AWESOME!

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I'm just getting started with it, but it's everything I thought it would be and MORE!

    Can't wait to upgrade my vehicles further.

    Would love to see new tracks come out in the future.

    Great job Apple and Anki!

    Bryan

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    BEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    EVERYONE SHOULD BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 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

    Great Family Fun

    • Written by from Baltimore

    Someone else posted "boring after 10 minutes." Well of course...it is a complicated game that requires effort to build skills. It is also best played with friends. That is what makes it exciting! Our 10 and 11 year old kids are very competitive and love it. We love it because they actually want to put down their video games and play in the real world. We also love it because it is FUN! How can you not want vehicles with guns and tractor beams? It's everything you fantasize about when following a slow driver in the fast lane. Great quality parts, a young company that is very responsive on their forum, and a truly unique blast of a game. Good luck Anki!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exciting or fun!

    • Written by from Hillsborough

    First off, who is writing these reviews? And do they actually own a Anki Drive? We purchased one for our 13 year old son for Hanukkah. We were so excited to give it to him, but once the track was set up, and the cars charged... it was simply SO UNEXCITING! You download a program from your iphone to control the cars, but after a couple of minutes... boring... very boring. Also, it's a large tarp-like track so to keep it out all the time you need lots of space. I think, truly, the only one who had fun with this expensive toy was... our cat! She liked watching the cars spin around. Bottom line is this sleek toy is boring, expensive, large, and basically uninteresting! Such a major disappointment from Apple!

    31 of 99 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

    It's a blast

    • Written by from Atherton

    It is great 'out of the box fun' - and that's just the beginning. You keep learning about more and more capabilities...the experience just gets richer and richer (more and more fun). All ages enjoy it...simply hard to put it down.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As Advertised!

    • Written by from Midvale

    It's not often that the advertising is as good as the product. Great fun as long as you treat the cars and the track as instructed in the manual. I can't wait to race against all of my friends and family. It takes me back to my slot car racetrack when I was 11 years old but without the cars constantly flying off the track plus the addition of lasers, tractor beams and future upgrades! Racing against the A.I. is great fun and is polishing my skills for human opponents.

    7 of 8 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

    The very Best

    • Written by from Springfield

    I never played better games before. you start with a normal car race game. you grow to endless undertainment. This intelligent ideas and AI functions are very great. When you combine the Track later with google glass and I can the on the track the virtuell Informations about location of the enemy .....

    The future starts with anki

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  • 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

    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 111 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

    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