Driving traffic in real life seems to be difficult and not fun. A bad mistake and a bus full of nuns comes out of a bridge. There wasn’t even a bridge there! Either way, tough jobs can turn into fun games, as it does with Urban flow by Baltoro Games. This local cooperative traffic light management puzzle game at busy intersections first launched on Switch, but it’s finally coming to other platforms this year.
In Urban flow, players must manage the traffic lights of busy intersections in the city. Each traffic light is associated with a controller button. Play alone and you will manage each light independently. Bring some friends and the game will distribute the lights among everyone’s controllers. You can’t just leave all the lights on green or you’ll pile up collisions, failing to level. Coordinating lights with friends while considering challenges like high priority ambulances and tanks that don’t stop for lights can be extremely hectic – and fun.
The base game consists of two main modes: Campaign and Endless. The goal of the campaign is to earn 3-star ratings for each level by allowing enough vehicles to pass safely. As you might expect, endlessly continues until players allow too many cars to crash into each other. Two DLC packs are also available on Switch: Challenge and Snow Flow, each with 20 additional levels. The DLC sells for $ 2.99 and $ 3.99 respectively.
Baltoro plans to release a new free content update for Switch this year. More excitingly, the game will also arrive on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. If you like puzzle games, you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for this one. Just beware of the buses full of nuns while you are there!
Urban flow supports 4 player local co-op. The Nintendo Switch the version sells for $ 14.99.