Parking Games > Parking Space
Parking Space is a classic parking game, in which your job is to get your car into its assigned space without hitting anything. That's easier said than done, as there are obstacles all over the place, including curbs, other parked cars, and even trees! Every time you hit one of these obstacles, you'll hear a nasty smashing of glass, and lose one of your five lives. You'll also need to keep a close watch on the little clock face icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen, since if you run out of time, you won't be able to progress any further. Quick thinking and accurate control are both needed here.
This is definitely a parking game that concentrates on the essentials of the genre. Rather than adding lots of flashy extras to distract you, the designers clearly decided to make the game look bold and bright, something which works very well. Your car is relatively large and easy to maneuver, though you do have to keep your wits about you when it comes to remembering how your wheels are angled. This goes double when you're reversing - it's all too easy to get mixed up when you're going backward, and to end up steering right into another car!
As you'd probably expect with a parking game, in Parking Space, your car is controlled by means of the four cursor keys. Again, the game's simplicity shows through here, as there are no other controls to remember, and once you have gotten your car into the correct space, the level will end automatically. You'll then be permitted to go on to the following stage, which will present you with a new, and probably more difficult, challenge. Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by the early levels, as things rapidly become a good deal more tricky.