Getting stuck in traffic is never any fun; just creates a lot of misery and chaos for everyone’s commute. But, what if you had the power to keep traffic flowing smoothly at all times? That’s exactly what this latest Nindie release for the Switch, Traffix, is all about.
Traffix puts you in a minimalist world of representations of real road networks from major cities like Paris, Vegas, New Delhi and more. Your goal is to guide drivers through rush hour traffic by controlling traffic lights and keeping the flow of automobiles nice and stable.
Unlike real traffic management, Traffix is meant to create a relaxing atmosphere with its clean visuals and satisfyingly sleek gameplay. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t turn up the heat. There are some levels which will put your management skills to the test, and the end result could be a serious crash if you’re not careful. This is especially true for Chaos Mode which, as the name suggests, throws everything but the kitchen sink at you as you try to guide police cars to their destination without any collisions.
Traffix is all about timing and accuracy as you try find the delicate balance of the traffic light ballet; switching the colors at just the right time to make sure every car makes it through safely and without any extra time for their commute.
Pedal to the metal
While I do not currently live in a big city, I have lived in a very congested city in the past for several months. That was absolutely no fun to have what should’ve been a 25-minute ride turned into an hour because I spent more time idling in the street rather than actually moving. Thus, a game like Traffix is here to satisfy all of us who’ve had to dread those irritating traffic jams. If only we could get flying cars next.
Traffix rolls onto the Nintendo Switch eShop on December 21, 2020, for $4.99.