There’s something to be said about simple and addictive games. (And only in the video game industry do people talk openly about how great it is that something’s addictive.) “60 Seconds to Park” is one such game. You are tasked with finding the lone empty parking spot in a parking lot, and the hook here is that the parking lot gets larger each round but the time you have to find it stays the same. You can zoom in and out to your heart’s content, with the obvious trade-off that you can see more of the playfield zoomed out, but zoom out too much and it’s hard to see the empty spot. Well, unless you have a ridiculously large TV, or something.
Do you race around at mach speed, knowing you may overshoot (and keep in mind that it’s not enough just to find the spot, you must manoeuvre into it), or do you drive around slowly so you can slot yourself into the parking spot more quickly once you find it? 80 Microsoft Points for a simple and fun game that will appeal to people groomed on board games like “Operation” (where you’re the doctor, collecting all your pay) and books like Where’s Waldo.
Here’s what the developer (kooper) has to say about the game:
“Race against time to find the last available parking space in an ever expanding parking lot. Skid around corners and optimise your route to beat the clock and progress to the next round.”