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Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:01 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
Hi all,

I found a nice app for Android (no pun intended) and Apple devices called Bus Simulator 3D. It is free (mostly) with 11 different buses which you unlock as you earn more XP. to earn XP, you must complete routes in different locations. Crashing and breaking too hard ill loose you XP. Its not a perfect game, as it graphics are quite clearly copy-pasted and sometimes when you accelerate it doesn't move (requiring a restart), I still find it a nice game to play when bored (or wait ing for upgrade on Clash of Clans :wink: ). The game also has a free ride mode and a missions mode as well as career mode (which is my personal favourite). There are two view you can drive from, cab and suspended camera (in mid air). Here are some screenshots.

Re: Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:08 am
by TA3001
Does it enable you to drive through hilly routes barely slowing down for corners and roundabouts, whilst hugging the speed limit 95% of the way?

Re: Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:27 am
by krustyklo
Does it enable you to drive through hilly routes barely slowing down for corners and roundabouts, whilst hugging the speed limit 95% of the way?


No, the game is actually quite twitchy to drive in terms of steering unless it has changed since the earlier version I tried and takes a while to get to any decent speed.

For lack of realism (which I assume was the basis of your question), nothing beats Midtown Madness where you could drive a Routemaster through the London Underground! :lol:

Re: Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:19 am
by TA3001
That's ok. I was jokingly referring to the driver's driving style on a bus I went on around July this year, where he was very hard on the pedal.

Re: Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:20 pm
by krustyklo
That's ok. I was jokingly referring to the driver's driving style on a bus I went on around July this year, where he was very hard on the pedal.

That could have been about 40% of any Smartbus journeys I've been on, although I probably should remove the Friday afternoon after happy hour ones for statistical purposes...

Re: Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:27 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
TA3001 wrote:That's ok. I was jokingly referring to the driver's driving style on a bus I went on around July this year, where he was very hard on the pedal.


Would that happen to be a route on the hills via Mt Barker Road (864F anyone) by any chance? I find that they all seem to know the roads so well that they just give it the beans and give you the G-Forces! :lol: (and a little bit of overshooting the bus stops as well) :P

Re: Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:11 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
Saw yesterday on the app store that Bus Simulator 2015 was released. Made by the same people (OVILEX), its pretty good, just an expanded version of the previous game, it has new buses, and the addition of many features, such as toggle headlights, toggle windscreen wipers and the option to have a manual bus. And the whole game is free (as far as I can tell). All the graphics have been increased, but I think the UI is a bit less user friendly than the previous one.

Re: Bus Simulator 3D

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:46 am
by TA3001
Lt. Commander Data wrote:
TA3001 wrote:That's ok. I was jokingly referring to the driver's driving style on a bus I went on around July this year, where he was very hard on the pedal.


Would that happen to be a route on the hills via Mt Barker Road (864F anyone) by any chance? I find that they all seem to know the roads so well that they just give it the beans and give you the G-Forces! :lol: (and a little bit of overshooting the bus stops as well) :P


Nah, it was actually on the 229 route on 18.280 2744. I've got a recording of it if you're interested. It was the most insane driving style I've seen on a bus in around 10-11 years, but not crazy enough to earn the #1 spot.