Can't Stop Won't Stop
Fastlane: Road to Revenge is an endless top-down shooter/shoot-em-up, so if you know how to not get hit by projectiles while also hitting enemies with your own projectiles you should be in good shape. Still, there are a few details that might be good to know in advance.
The only way to last longer is to get new wheels, then beef them up.
- Always be upgrading. The more more money you pour into a given vehicle, the longer you'll last on the road – and the more money you'll be able to collect because you're lasting longer.
- There's pretty much no reason not to switch. Sometimes when you level-up, you'll unlock a new car. Using that new car will earn you more cash and 'Rep' (a.k.a scoreboard points), and add a new enemy type to the road. If you want to boost your earnings, you're going to have to use these new vehicles once you get them.
- Save up gems (premium currency) to add Extra Guns to your cars. The only way to add an extra pair of guns to your vehicle is to spend gems, but once they're unlocked you can upgrade them with regular cash. This is super useful to do, as it will drastically increase the spread of your machine gun fire and make it much easier to destroy enemies that aren't directly in front of your car.
- Upgrade everything. Cars can be upgraded with better guns and armor, but you can also upgrade power-ups to increase their duration or effectiveness. Eventually you'll also unlock drones, which can be upgraded to do more damage.
Where Rubber Meets the Road
There are a few things to be aware of while driving, as well.
- Prioritize the trucks. There are, of course, plenty of vehicles on the road to shoot at, but trucks tend to provide the most benefits. Some trucks will explode and destroy other nearby vehicles, some will drop a big wad of cash, and some will even give you health power-ups.
- Beware the literal warning signs. Whenever something hazardous is approaching – barricades, spike strips, missiles, etc – you'll get a warning of some kind. Usually a big orange exclamation sign in the offending lane. If you don't get out of the way you'll be destroyed in one hit, so definitely heed these warnings.
- Try to avoid crashing into enemies. Smashing into them does destroy them, but it also damages your car quite a bit. Better to shoot and destroy them from a distance.
Gets the Job Done
Ultimately there's nothing Fastlane: Road to Revenge does that other top-down shooters also do, but that's okay. It might not offer anything new, but it still makes for a decent bit of mindless fun.