Anki Overdrive Review

Anki Overdrive ReviewAnki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

Anki Drive gets an upgrade in the Anki Overdrive [Anki 000-00031 OVERDRIVE Toy Car Starter Kit], the second generation game system of Anki’s track-based racing toy that can be controlled using an iPhone or an Android phone.

How Much?

Get your Anki Overdrive Starter Kit for only $149.99 & FREE Shipping (Gift-wrap available). This kit already contains 1)2 robotic cars (GroundShock and Skull), 2)10 track pieces (4 straight and 6 curved), 3)2 risers, 4)a charger and 5)a tire cleaning kit. If you are interested to take it up a notch (or two), expansion sets are also available: Anki Drive Expansion Car, Spektrix, Purple and Anki OVERDRIVE Expansion Track Speed Kit.

[Last updated: December 2, 2015]

Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit can be found for the list price of $149.99, but currently they offer only $119.99 with a free shipping at Amazon. So generally speaking, you can save $30.00 (20% off) if you act now.

Note about the Amazon price: Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Who Would Buy The Anki Overdrive Starter Kit

It is highly likely that those who bought the Anki Drive would want to also own the Overdrive. After all, it is basically an upgraded version. Those who are new to these toy cars will also definitely be interested to own them, especially toy car collectors. Anki has devised a new way to play with toy cars, one that is not limited only to little boys. Even adults will get a kick out of controlling these cars using their smartphone or other similar devices. The manufacturer’s recommended age states 8 – 15 years.

Things We Like About The Anki Overdrive

Let’s get one thing clear: We were already huge fans of the Anki Drive. That we are getting it’s second generation is definitely exciting and welcome news.

Anki Overdrive has the basics of what we loved about its predecessor in the first place. It is very responsive – even more responsive than your usual remote-controlled toy cars.

all best toys click here to learn moreBut we also loved the upgrades. Instead of a roll-out track, we get a modular track system that can be built by connecting pieces of different shapes magnetically. With the shapes you have, you can pretty much play around with the track and come up with many varying track designs. If you have the starter kit, you can easily come up with 8 designs of the track. Just imagine how many more design possibilities you could come up with when you have the expansion sets or pieces.

The game play also becomes more challenging, since there are now different game modes that you can play with. Right now, there are 4 game modes available: 1)Battle, 2)Race, 3)Time Trial, and 4)King of the Hill.

Things We Did Not Like About The Anki Overdrive

To be honest, from what we have seen so far, there is nothing to dislike about the Anki Overdrive.


Judging from the quality of the Drive, it is expected that the Anki Overdrive will also be of excellent quality, so you do not have to worry too much on that front.

Is The Anki Overdrive Starter Kit Worth The Money?

For its price, it is definitely worth spending your hard-earned money on.

Where Can I Buy?

There are so many places where you can order your own Anki Overdrive Starter Pack. But if you want to get the most value for your money, we suggest that you head on over to Amazon, one of the authorized retailers for this product. They also offer this product with Free Shipping, so that is definitely to your advantage.

Final Thoughts For The Anki Overdrive

Who knew that a robotic car racing game could turn out to be an immersive experience? Anki Overdrive is definitely going to make that happen!

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Last Updated, Sep. 20, 2015: Now available on Amazon. Currently in stock and two-day shipping available. Ships from and sold by Amazon and gift-wrap also available. See customer reviews, ratings and prices on by clicking here (open in a new window).

Last Updated, Sep. 3, 2015: This brand-new “Anki Overdrive Starter Kit” will be released on September 20, 2015. So it hasn’t officially released yet, but it’s price will eventually be $149.99. This “Anki Overdrive Starter Kit” includes: 2 robotic supercars, 6 curved track pieces, 4 straight track pieces, 2 riser pieces, 1 four-car charging system and 1 tire cleaner.

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  1. Kelly October 8, 2015

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