"This Bus Is No Bust"
When I first saw this game I kind of did a double take. The game looked simple enough, leading me to believe there wasn't much to it. But I could clearly see from the sample pics and video that the graphics were exceptional.
Then there is the near 5-star rating here on BFG. I've found most reviews on this site, in my experience, are quite accurate with the exception of a few 'did we play the same game?' moments. This isn't one of those exceptions. It is worthy of its rating.
When I finally decided to give the game a go I expected it to be frustrating, which it is - but in the way this kind of game should be. I agree with others that the bus is hard to control at times - BUT you can change the commands to whatever you want - use the letter 'L' for left turn for example. It makes controlling the bus easier. That and adjusting the camera view. I changed the view to what it would look like if I was driving the bus vs the default view of camera from a rear view overlooking the outside of the bus. This makes the game much more enjoyable.
As I mentioned above- yes, it is hard to control the bus at times, but vehicles are supposed to require effort to drive correctly. It's not oversensitive as I thought it would be. Just hard in the way that a large vehicle would be.
The levels do get harder as you progress and they are repeatable either after you finish the level or at a later time if you wish to try to get a better score. You get scored based on how happy your passengers are, whether you used correct turn signals, braked properly, arrived at destination on time and obeyed traffic rules etc. So there is a concept to this game.
The demo hour flew by and I found myself wanting more play time. Hence, buy the game, play forever.
Try the demo and see for yourself.
April 25, 2014
VERY FUN NEED TO WORK ON GRAPHICS
IT WAS OK AND AGAIN NEED TO WORK ON GRAPHICS VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY BAD.
July 26, 2013
This is a great, realistic game that I definetley recommend!
May 24, 2013
Like being a real bus driver
The game is very simple, but also very fun. You drive a bus through different areas(in different types of weather) picking up and dropping off passengers.
April 21, 2013
Fun Is Spelled B*U*S
This is a fun, addictive driving simulator game. There are several tiers of play and multiple routes per tier, so you'll never get bored. You'll also drive many different kinds of buses and passengers, from school children on a school bus to prisoner transport. The driving physics is very realistic as are the sound effects. The music is '80s style.
It will take a few routes to get familiar and comfortable with the controls, but you can play this on a keyboard with a little practice. You can also toggle between a behind the bus and a driver's seat point of view.
You'll earn a score for each route. Points are earned by keeping passengers happy, being on time and following the rules of the road. Penalties are assessed for driving violations, property damage and frightening the passengers. There are some routes where the driving rules don't apply, just safety and on time arrival. Fun!
The only drawback to the game is that you may like it so much you'll get sore hands from playing so often. Ready for the next route!
June 28, 2014
License Not Required
I was skeptical when I bought this game. I thought I had tried playing it years ago and didn't like it. I was wrong. I don't usually play driving games because I'm so terrible at them. Guess what? I STILL AM! But this one makes me laugh when I mess up. TIP: Go to Options/Controls before you play the game so you know what keys to press for blinkers, flashers, horn, etc. And you can change the controls to the keys you want. I love that option. I'm almost 60 and my reflexes aren't as quick as they use to be. This game doesn't frustrate me when I mess up. At the end of each level you have the option to 'Replay' and improve your score. If you want a casual game to play with your family I highly recommend this one. Try not to do donuts in the park if you can help it!
March 30, 2014
Very Good Game, I Recommend!
This is the first game I bought from Big Fish Games, I was searching on the internet bus simulators which were cheap enough, and so this is the one I found, and I love it!
The game has quite a lot of skill in it, you need to take care of your passengers or othrwise they scream if something bad happens! You also have to have good driving skills as to see if there are red lights or anything in your way etc.
And guess what, I have nearly completed this game because i play it so much!
I definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes bus simulators. :)
February 28, 2014
this is a great game I love it. it is a addictive game I can never stop playing I recommend to get the game!!!!
January 21, 2014
I love this game! I can't stop playing it. I love how realistic it is. If you get this game, I promise you, you won't regret it.
July 23, 2013
I haven't quite convinced myself to buy the full version of this game but I thoroughly enjoyed the demo.
The graphics were really amazing and as Sim games go this one was great. It does take some serious practice to fully learn to control the bus but once you get the hang of it, it is really, really fun.
The only reason I'm on the line to buy it or not is that I'm scared at how much time I'll waste driving a virtual bus plus I'm not sure whether or not the fun will where off after a period of time.
January 11, 2012