Crazy Bikers review (iPod/iPhone)

February 26, 2011

“Jaws was never my scene and I don’t like Star Wars”

10 word description: Freestyle bicycle racing game, 4 zones, 16 tracks, 6 playable bikers.
10 word review: Fun racing/tricks game, replayable for unlocks and stars. Entertaining.

Wow, crazy. Don't be put off by the zombie. He's the final unlockable rider.

You will like this if you enjoy: Mad Skills Motocross, Moto Mania, iTrials, BMX Bandits, ET, Queen, etc.

Fill the "Acrobatics" bar by doing tricks and you get a turbo boost for a limited amount of time, usually enough to secure 1st place if you don't fall off.

The good news: Starts quite easy, riding and doing tricks is actually great fun, characters are easy to unlock once you figure out the quick way to do it.

Tip: Grind the first race - every time you come 1st in it (or any other race) you unlock another playable rider.

The bad news: I got stuck on World 2, Track 2. You may not. I could just be really bad at that particular track.

Extreme sport mummy bike racing on ice. Jon Bon Jovi should have a go.

Arcadelife verdict: This is a fun variation on the side-scrolling bike race theme that caught my attention and kept me playing for quite a while, until I got stuck on the 6th track. The bikers look a bit like minor characters from Beavis and Butthead or King of the Hill; the tracks and backgrounds are nicely drawn in a cartoon style. The races are not overbearingly difficult; it’s fairly easy to get gold stars (for completing the tricks) and also to achieve 2nd place in order to unlock the following track. See the screenshot captions for more on how to easily unlock all the characters. Nailing the tricks is also quite easy; you won’t get frustrated trying to do double frontflips, for example, as the tracks have plenty of great drop-offs and jumps all over the place. Overall, this is well worth playing. I’ll go back and try that 6th track again soon.   

iTunes link for Crazy Bikers

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on a 3rd gen iPod, running OS 4.2.1.

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