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Anki Overdrive Starter Kit For £39.99 @ Argos
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Anki Overdrive Starter Kit For £39.99 @ Argos

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Posted 21st Aug 2019

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Each Supercar is a self-aware robot, driven by powerful artificial intelligence (A. I. ) and equipped with deadly strategy. Whatever track you build, they'll learn it. Wherever you drive, they'll hunt you down. The better you play, the better they become. Whether you battle A. I. Opponents or friends, your tactical options are unlimited .

Magic made by science. These aren't just cars. They're robots programmed for battle. Control them with your smart device and take down opponents with an array of weapons, from plasma cannons to flame throwers.

Duel friends or artificially intelligent opponents. 25+ different a. I. Personalities know your every move and make split-second tactical decisions based on their environment and objectives.

Just play. Open the box and build your battle track. The anki overdrive app automatically handles everything else, from getting you connected, to teaching you gameplay, so you can start playing immediately. It's effortless by design.

Simple setup. Your smart device and the supercars connect automatically. The magnetic track snaps together quickly. And because it's wireless and durable, you can build your battle track anywhere. Build one of eight battle tracks in seconds.

Starter kit includes: 2 robotic supercars, 6 curved track pieces, 4 straight track pieces, a four-car charging platform, 2 riser pieces and 1 tyre cleaner. Each player must have a compatible iOS or andriod device to play.

Size H30.4, W60.2, D15.3cm.
Rechargeable (included) plus .
For ages 8 years and over.
EAN: 0810559020417
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It's a good toy but just be aware Anki have gone bust so if you buy it I would suggest getting two cheap android devices and download the software and disable updates. One of their products (Jibo) has already lost a lot of functionality hopefully another company continues their endeavours more info here in case you were planning this for an Xmas present.

bbc.co.uk/new…267

therobotreport.com/ank…ts/
Bet OP never saw their deal becoming mumsnet
harry020621/08/2019 07:32

im sorry but my little kids would rather walk up a hill in the rain or go …im sorry but my little kids would rather walk up a hill in the rain or go kAyaking ahh well buying 2 for birthdays worth a punt


...you must have broken kids, are they still covered by warranty?
Albie721/08/2019 07:16

This looks great but it's not what kids like these days.


Surprisingly enough different children like different things. They aren't all one homogenous body.
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This looks great but it's not what kids like these days.
Albie721/08/2019 07:16

This looks great but it's not what kids like these days.


please elaborate as interested in your comments (no sarcasm)
i thought they’d boys would love this driving round like mario but in real life
harry020621/08/2019 07:24

please elaborate as interested in your comments (no sarcasm)i thought …please elaborate as interested in your comments (no sarcasm)i thought they’d boys would love this driving round like mario but in real life


Kids would rather play Mario
Albie721/08/2019 07:25

Kids would rather play Mario


im sorry but my little kids would rather walk up a hill in the rain or go kAyaking
ahh well buying 2 for birthdays worth a punt
harry020621/08/2019 07:32

im sorry but my little kids would rather walk up a hill in the rain or go …im sorry but my little kids would rather walk up a hill in the rain or go kAyaking ahh well buying 2 for birthdays worth a punt


You're raising them right. Hope they enjoy it
It's a good toy but just be aware Anki have gone bust so if you buy it I would suggest getting two cheap android devices and download the software and disable updates. One of their products (Jibo) has already lost a lot of functionality hopefully another company continues their endeavours more info here in case you were planning this for an Xmas present.

bbc.co.uk/new…267

therobotreport.com/ank…ts/
Albie721/08/2019 07:16

This looks great but it's not what kids like these days.


Surprisingly enough different children like different things. They aren't all one homogenous body.
Haircut_10021/08/2019 07:48

Surprisingly enough different children like different things. They aren't …Surprisingly enough different children like different things. They aren't all one homogenous body.


And they are contradictory.....when they get to teenagers, they all want to be individuals, but all want to fit in.
harry020621/08/2019 07:32

im sorry but my little kids would rather walk up a hill in the rain or go …im sorry but my little kids would rather walk up a hill in the rain or go kAyaking ahh well buying 2 for birthdays worth a punt


...you must have broken kids, are they still covered by warranty?
Bet OP never saw their deal becoming mumsnet
praevalens21/08/2019 08:28

Bet OP never saw their deal becoming mumsnet


The OP is an “expert” so is fully aware, this site is now a combination of mumsnet and metacritic
BS_Man21/08/2019 08:15

...you must have broken kids, are they still covered by warranty?


It’s all the other kids that are broken by society
It’s funny that people are arguing whether kids nowadays would like this, when this toy is a perfect example of why kids today, are the way they are (a toy that requires a mobile phone or tablet for each kid to play).
BS_Man21/08/2019 08:15

...you must have broken kids, are they still covered by warranty?


maybe ill have to have a look
cinema i choose
bowling i choose

walking up a hill they choose
even the grumpy 2 teenagers
I played on one of these, they're great - Mario kart in real life basically!
Can you buy two of these and join them together to make one big track with 4 cars?
theflandozer21/08/2019 09:38

Can you buy two of these and join them together to make one big track with …Can you buy two of these and join them together to make one big track with 4 cars?


Yes you can. I have the starter kit and also the Fast and Furious set and they work fine together. You can also buy the jump and crossover separately. Good fun but have trouble each time linking to devices.
rugbymike21/08/2019 09:45

Yes you can. I have the starter kit and also the Fast and Furious set and …Yes you can. I have the starter kit and also the Fast and Furious set and they work fine together. You can also buy the jump and crossover separately. Good fun but have trouble each time linking to devices.


Thanks. I've ordered two sets and I'll keep my eye out for a good deal on the jump set (they're still a bit pricey at the moment).
theflandozer21/08/2019 09:38

Can you buy two of these and join them together to make one big track with …Can you buy two of these and join them together to make one big track with 4 cars?


Totally if you get the need for speed starter kit you get a total of 4 different cars.such a shame this is over
rugbymike21/08/2019 09:45

Yes you can. I have the starter kit and also the Fast and Furious set and …Yes you can. I have the starter kit and also the Fast and Furious set and they work fine together. You can also buy the jump and crossover separately. Good fun but have trouble each time linking to devices.


Is the starter kit sufficient to play only buying for a 5 yr old. Do you think the track will be big enough. Sorry and a 65 yr old
sjr1974uk21/08/2019 07:46

It's a good toy but just be aware Anki have gone bust so if you buy it I …It's a good toy but just be aware Anki have gone bust so if you buy it I would suggest getting two cheap android devices and download the software and disable updates. One of their products (Jibo) has already lost a lot of functionality hopefully another company continues their endeavours more info here in case you were planning this for an Xmas present.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48107267https://www.therobotreport.com/anki-addresses-shutdown-ongoing-support-for-robots/


Can't you just rip the app using APK extractor and save them?

I'm going to get this to play with my son. I'm sure I saw this on apple's keynote. It looked cool but I forgot all about it.
I have spent a fortune on this kit (pretty much all the vehicles) since it's launch and my boys love it. I've played it with them and there is a lot to do it as the levelling up for unlocking weapons and power ups adds extra incentive to play.

I'm disappointed they have gone bust but the app has been updated a lot since launch and is pretty good now. In terms of connecting phones and tablets check their compatibility list - the higher end the device you have the more chance you have of it working perfectly.

My youngest has it working on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and it can have trouble hosting matches but does work eventually where as if I play on my Note 8 or ipad it works a lot better.

I'm tempted to buy this just for the extra track to add to the existing setup.

At £39.99 it's a great toy!
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 21st Aug 2019
sjr1974uk21/08/2019 07:46

It's a good toy but just be aware Anki have gone bust so if you buy it I …It's a good toy but just be aware Anki have gone bust so if you buy it I would suggest getting two cheap android devices and download the software and disable updates. One of their products (Jibo) has already lost a lot of functionality hopefully another company continues their endeavours more info here in case you were planning this for an Xmas present.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48107267https://www.therobotreport.com/anki-addresses-shutdown-ongoing-support-for-robots/


Actually Jibo was another companies product but the rest is spot on
frankie1g21/08/2019 11:06

Totally if you get the need for speed starter kit you get a total of 4 …Totally if you get the need for speed starter kit you get a total of 4 different cars.such a shame this is over


Sorry fast and furious
royy21/08/2019 11:08

Is the starter kit sufficient to play only buying for a 5 yr old. Do you …Is the starter kit sufficient to play only buying for a 5 yr old. Do you think the track will be big enough. Sorry and a 65 yr old


I would think so although the jump kit adds an extra dimension.... Hopefully the f and f kit will come down too as that offers a lot more track variations. There won't be much variation with the starter kit.
royy21/08/2019 11:08

Is the starter kit sufficient to play only buying for a 5 yr old. Do you …Is the starter kit sufficient to play only buying for a 5 yr old. Do you think the track will be big enough. Sorry and a 65 yr old


Absolutely. You can buy add on sets but to be honest buying 2 of these is a better and cheaper option to make a really big track.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 21st Aug 2019
Compatibility list if you want to check your phones/tablets:

support.anki.com/hc/…794

Best thing to do though is check if the app appears for you in the app store on your device.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 21st Aug 2019
Unsure wether to buy this?? Could the app stop any day?
javarich21/08/2019 11:42

Unsure wether to buy this?? Could the app stop any day?


Nope once downloaded it's there on your device and remains in your library in the app store. This doesn't require any web access to play and isn't connected to online servers so once you have it installed on your devices it's there to stay. The app just won't get any updates going forward.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 21st Aug 2019
A lot of bad reviews from their last update. Does anyone know if it is still crashes etc
Easy to setup and use. None of the issues you get with scaletrix because it's not as complicated but also nowhere near as much fun longer term. In that sense it's a lot of fun to get up and running particularly for younger kids because it's easy to get started on it and a lot cheaper than scaletrix. Shame they went bust. Was it their robot that caused their demise?
Edited by: "gingertips" 21st Aug 2019
Be aware extra cars and track are way overpriced. Cars can also go mental and spin round in circles, anki replaced several of mine for free. Comment above says they went bust
We bought this for my son for xmas when it first came out and was full price. My son and husband love it and have bought extra cars and tracks. So this is a bargain
Now matched at amazon
The app works now with current Android/IOS versions, but that might not be the case after a few updates, something to keep in mind
Edited by: "stoney_Jedi" 21st Aug 2019
Fast and furious edition at £89 - do I go for that instead?!
bigjt21/08/2019 17:53

Fast and furious edition at £89 - do I go for that instead?!


You would be best not going with any Anki products - they have closed down. In a year you won’t be able to download the apps from the stores anymore as it costs money to keep a developer account and with the company not existing then you effectively have a dead brick on your hands and the apps will disappear
townsmcp21/08/2019 18:07

You would be best not going with any Anki products - they have closed …You would be best not going with any Anki products - they have closed down. In a year you won’t be able to download the apps from the stores anymore as it costs money to keep a developer account and with the company not existing then you effectively have a dead brick on your hands and the apps will disappear


My guess is versions of the apk will always be about.
Imma sit on the fence and see if it goes lower though.
I've looked at the peripherals and the prices are .
£44 for 1 car!
It's more than this set. Lol
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