At WWDC in June of this year, Apple showcased a game that uses artificial intelligence and robotics as part of the next generation in racing games. That game, Anki Drive ($200), is out now from robotics company Anki. The game comes with two slot cars, a vinyl course mat designed just for use with Anki cars, and the iOS app that lets players control the vehicles as they race through the course.
Sounds basic so far? When using the app to control the cars, players can launch tricks and attacks on their opponent, similar to how you might toss a banana on the track in Mario Kart to disrupt other players. Extra cars are $69 each.
—Kelly Schwarze, associate editor