Parking Dash is the latest arcade game from Playfirst. It is an updated version of the popular Wheel of Fortune game with a twist - instead of a wheel, it's your car that must perform certain actions in order to 'park' your car or 'change' your car. If you're not familiar with the Wheel of Fortune series, Parking Dash follows a similar gameplay concept but features many twists including a time limit, special power ups, and much more. I was quite excited when I first played it as it seemed like a fairly simple idea and as such, I was pleasantly surprised by the game's success.
The story of Parking Dash revolves around a young boy named Dash who lives in a sleepy town called Dinertown, Maine. One day, while visiting his grandma's home, Dash gets a visit from his grandfather who expresses to him that he wishes to sell his inherited property. Upon doing so, Dash goes to perform a self transaction to try and get most of the money he'll make in the sale back to his family. This involves him performing numerous tasks such as delivering luggage to a train station, delivering food to a restaurant, and much more in order to raise enough money to buy back his property. Once he succeeds in all of these tasks, however, the money he makes allows him to purchase a new house in town and thus starts a new chapter in his life.
Parking Dash features a very charming storyline, a well-designed interface, great graphics, and tons of content. In terms of the playability of the game, it's quite hard to point out any major flaws. The majority of the controls are fairly intuitive and the occasional awkward moment may be easily forgiven. For a casual gamer, it's very hard to find anything negative about this casual flash game. Overall, it's recommended for anyone looking for a simple but entertaining casual download.