Soccer Mom is a free 3D game available on Shockwave.com and is currently one of the most popular online games available on their portal. They put you in the frantic role of a busy soccer mom who must run around town doing one task after another.
The cast of characters casts the player as the mom who drives around the baby, boy, girl, and dog. They put you inside a visually stunning 3D city that has a lot of style and variety, but be careful as the city has traffic that you can run into if you’re not careful, which will slow you down. Scattered throughout the city are certain places you must go and are guided by a colored arrow similar to Crazy Taxi. The controls are simple, using the arrow keys to accelerate, brake and turn. The X key will honk, which is just for fun.
There are always three active tasks in this game and you can complete them in any order you want. Be careful though, these are all timed errands, so you must complete them in the allotted time. Some errands reward you with extra points for having family members in the car (like Burger Bar) and some errands need to be completed just to get maximum points (Spa, Yoga, Hairstylist). The goal is to reach the end of the day having reached a certain number of points and each day it becomes more and more difficult.
I found that using the map is a must to help figure out where to go next. The design of the HUD is very straightforward and well thought out. All over the city you will find collectibles that will increase your score or increase your timer. You can also choose fun elements that change the color of your 3D car, which helps to add a good variety to the game.
One small complaint about this game is that it seems a bit difficult, which could make it less appealing to a younger audience. Also, you must always drive on the road or you will hit the invisible collision wall. It would have been nice to have more freedom to drive and explore the interesting city more.
If you’re looking for a free and entertaining 3D game that offers hectic multitasking and fun racing, look no further than Soccer Mom.