• 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

    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

    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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No documentation

    • Written by from Ashburn

    Where is the user manual? There are exciting features. How do they work? They use power. How much Power do the features consume? You can earn points. How do you earn them? How many do you get for the actions you take? If this is a game of strategy we are dealing with an absence of information,
    . How can you apply intelligence?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Alta Lona

    All I have to say is AWESOME. This design and concept is revolutionary to the future of gaming and well, most all industries. It is crazy to think of the technology that goes into this. And the craziest thing about it is that it works without a flaw. It's simply awesome!!!!!

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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!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT PURCHASE

    • Written by from Belvedere Tiburon

    Many people including myself are having serious technical problems with Anki. The main issue is that the cars spontaneously begin spinning like tops on the track and then often shoot off the track and need to be physically picked up and put back on. The company continues to tell multiple people mentioning this problem in the forums that they should clean their tracks/cars. From firsthand experience this does not appear to be a problem with the track but rather seems to be some sort of issue related to the software or sensors on the cars. Our Anki Drive has only been used twice because every time we try to play we end up having to replace cars on the track every 10 seconds or so. Obviously, this makes the game pretty much unplayable. Very cool concept but, so far, not well executed. I recommend that prospective buyers stay away until the company clarifies what is wrong and offers an actual solution.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally awesome and great customer support

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    Super fun!!! This is the new age of of reality app games meets slot car racing. My 5 and 7 year old were playing and having fun in minutes. Customer care was watching my order and realized it may not get here before Christmas and shipped a second starter kit overnight just to make sure it would. I had an issue with one of the first cars. Emailed support and got a call within minutes. They sent out a new car super quick plus a bonus. This has been a great purchase and I couldn't imagine better service/support.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible

    • Written by from Creswell

    People were laughing when they found out my dad got these for us "kids." At 25 & 27, this is one of the coolest presents we've received!! They have been a blast and are just incredible! We've had friends and family over for the past few days and EVERYONE has thoroughly enjoyed playing with our new toys. The cars drive amazingly smooth, even on carpet. One of the best things about this product is that the car abilities can easily be upgraded as the company grows and improves their already amazing software. VERY happy with their entire line :)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Family Fun

    • Written by from Fort Mill

    I got this for my family what a great company and what great fun already many hours spent trying to gain the most weapons Would recommend for young kids my 7 year olds love it my 14 year old will play all night

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Modern Slot Cars

    • Written by from Ladera Ranch

    Got this for Christmas from my wife. All I can say is - AMAZING. My 5 year old son and I have yet to put it down. We are having so much fun playing and challenging each other. The technology of the cars and track are amazing too and make for a wonderful game play that is very addicting. I would recommend this to anyone one.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    We love it!

    • Written by from Lancaster

    My wife and I bought this and love it. I am a little old to enjoy it so much, but I loved it so much, my mother-in-law got me the another car for Xmas!

    As an engineer, I can really appreciate all the work that went into this, and can only imagine the iterations - but Anki nailed it. I a excited to see what the future of consumer robotics will bring. This is just a taste.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing

    • Written by from New York

    Really impressed, very fun and original game. Looking forward more cars and tracks.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fun

    • Written by from Marietta

    all eight grandkids loved it. even the five month old couldn't keep her eyes off the cars flying around the track. I like the size of the cars. thought they were about the size of match box/hot wheels, but they are bigger and quite well made.

    the fun is just beginning

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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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    March 2014-Developers have apparently taken the money and run-

    • Written by from Cordillera

    Bought from the Apple store in Boulder , Colorado for grand kids for Christmas of 2013.

    Looks pretty exciting at first start up of game.

    We were Impressed as the tutorial on the downloaded iphone app sets up the cars and does a demonstration on the track of the cars and the "battle" game concept where the cars can shoot at and disable each other as part of the game.

    The story of new start up of Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intellengence school students idea conceived in a coffee shop and $50 million in funding, coupled with an a product delivered to market sold only direct or from Apple stores gave their first product some serious credibility.

    After running the cars around the track and enjoying the novelty, as soon as you want to change players, or try the
    other car on your iphone, some of the shortcomings and incomplete aspects of the game/software start to become apparent. Of the three modes- practice, battle and race, only practice and battle are enabled. The "race" mode software or concept is listed as "coming". Getting the cars to talk to different iPhones with the apps installed becomes a real headache. Investigation reveals that once the cars are "initialized"', there is no such thing as resetting to factory defaults and getting the cars to work properly becomes more pain than any fun the game can provide.
    The support , online FAQ's and answers to simple questions at that time were pretty much in a beta state not ready for prime time.

    Understanding that this was a new innovative product probably rushed to market for the Christmas season, the promises online of "future updates", the buggy nature of the software and lack of online support, we decided not to return the game and wait for the developers to work out the issues with the first issue of the product. We optimistically bought two more cars and put the game on the shelf to patiently wait for the developers to catch up and work out issues that would accompany such a product after such a wide release.

    It's now been four months since we shelved the game- we pulled it and the two new cars out this weekend.
    We deleted the old app and downloaded it again and charged all the cars. It struck me strange that the charger provided for a game capable of four cars had only three micro/mini USB leads- Hopefully just another oversight that has been rectified in the latest version of the game ( I thought at the time).

    Unfortunately, after a few glitches starting the game and getting the original two cars to work- we found the "race"
    mode was still not available and no apparent way to add the two new cars to the game. We got on the support website
    to find that most of the original inadequate posts and answers were unchanged and the most recent posts and answers were 5 months old. It appears that nearly no work or effort has been expended to resolve the issues with last years
    Iteration of the game or to update the website.

    I can only speculate on why such a potentially promising product was left in such an unfinished marginally useable manner, and wonder if Tim Cook of Apple , who gave his endorsement and distribution of the product, is aware of the products departure from Apples previous standard of quality for inclusion in their store offerings.

    I would highly recommend against the purchase of the product. as your support may only extend the original
    developers celebration of their perceived success somewhere on a sailboat in the Carribean and may extinguish any hope that the $ 350 early purchasers of the game spent will be not wasted.








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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent game but limited for use

    • Written by from Buenos Aires

    Batteries last in short time, there is no switch to power off the cars, so every time you start to play must charge the vehicles. The cable provided in the starter kit has capability to charge only 3 vehicles, so if you buy the four as I did, you can't charge them all at the same time. I can't understand why a toy with such level of technology at and expensive cost ($340 id you collect the 4 vehicles) is made so incomplete.
    With iPhone 5 you have to turn the passcode lock off, otherwise the car you are using disconnects during the race

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Major disappointment

    • Written by

    Game concept and the look are really cool cost is higher for the quality of play (or lack there of). I can not believe that folks on here are giving this game 5 stars. What destroys this from being a great game, is your cars constantly are running off the track. You are lucky if you can make it 2 laps with out them running out of bounds. All you hear from your phone is "please return car to the track".

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not staying on track :-(

    • Written by from VICTORIA

    I got the anki Drive and I was impress with the quality of the packaging and recharge station. I install everything. It was ok for 6-7 minutes, after that the cars wouldn't stay on the track. The next time I've try to use them, one of the car was not recognize by the app rending Anki Drive unusable. I used it once more, the cars were finally recognized, but they would not stay on track. Very very disappointed.

    (It was also hard to manage to have the app on the ipad (it finally work, alot easier with the Iphone). In order to do it: Know that you won't find an app ANKI DRIVE for Ipad, but you can transfer your iphone app on the ipad and it works.)

    But I had to return this product.

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