Do you know those moments in GTA when you get tired of following the storyline, but you are still clinging to the screen? Yeah, you begin messing with the police, so a couple of patrol cars start tailing you. Soon enough the S.W.A.T. teams show up, a couple of helicopters, and then the army. The feeling is exhilarating, and you would like for this to go on forever. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
There is a breed of games that deal with precisely that scenario. You have a car, the police show up, and hell breaks loose. Tree Men Games have refined the formula over three games. PAKO Forever is the latest of them.
The drill is simple. Your acceleration pedal is nailed down and somebody down-town really wants to see you blow up. You're trying to delay that for as many seconds as possible. In the end, the prize is not heaven, but a better vehicle for future incarnations, pun intended. The new cars are elusive, as even the first one requires you survive for at least twenty seconds with the OG. A feat that needs a few attempts at least.
There are also some rewards to be had during life! For every totaled police car, you get a random power-up. You can get anything between spilling some oil to having a flying saucer that shoots death-rays as your wingman.
The presentation is great. Visually speaking, you're only shuffling around a big parking lot, but there is enough variety around to keep your eyes occupied. The sounds effects are coarse, perfect to give an arcade feel, and the music pumps you up without becoming annoying.
PAKO Forever is one of the best-designed chase/PAKO style games, DUH! It's not surprising either, considering it's coming from Tree Men Games. Good job, fellas!