My biggest compliant with TerRover is the traps. Some are just plain stupid, and often so devoid of strategy that you’ll easily get turned off and wonder why you’re not playing Modern Warfare instead. TerRover’s lava world, Volcanus, has many instances where you’ll come to a pit of lava filled with tiny spheres overlapping the magma. You use these spheres (supposedly) to cross the lava without injury, but once your vehicle’s wheels hit the ground, all traction is lost, and the overlapping spheres begin to kick out under the rotation of TerRover’s tires, eventually causing yourself to “drill” right into the lava. Also, the jump button serves as the most worthless mechanic you’ll use in quite some time. Having any control over TerRover’s embarrassing jump ability is a complete joke, and you’ll often get so pissed off when coming to these traps you’ll, again, wonder why you’re not playing something else.
There’s no denying that TerRover is one cute little guy, but as Bubsy has proven time and time again that only gets you so far. TerRover isn’t the worst game I’ve ever played, in fact, for a time I enjoyed it. But after the initial love affair with its visuals wears off, you’ll find yourself genuinely disappointed. If you stick TerRover out to its end, you’ll feel just as incompetent as when you loaded it up. TerRover is the ultimate test of patience and it rarely pays off. TerRover's is to progress through levels while collecting various bolts and trinkets to buy better machines, but no matter how many pieces you acquire, it’s evident that TerRover's a machine missing too many parts.
TerRover is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB for Comic Mischief. This game can also be found on: PSP.