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Bike Or Die 2 - Physics Bike Simulator

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Bike or Die 2 is a bike simulation game by Chillingo Ltd. $6.99

Think of buying everlasting fun for just $6.99 and you have this game. I mean, what else on the App Store gives you over 2,500 levels for you to play? Even though Lux Dlx takes a while to play, they only have 100 or so maps. This game is so fun and addictive. Doing a bit of research I found that this is a PDA/Cell Phone game originally, but this reminds me of some PC games that I have played on Tea Games. There are 14 pre-loaded level packs on the game with about 200 levels to complete, so it takes a while before you even need to download more packs. New levels in each pack are only unlocked if one track in the last two levels before it was completed. As you find out later it isn't as easy as it seems. As only the second type of game like this that I have seen, the first being Jelly Car, it is easily the best and if challengers come I doubt they will topple the greatness of Bike Or Die 2.

This game is simple, but effective graphics wise. Your rider is available to be customized in many ways and the tracks are bright and work well. If you download some of the 2500 level packs then you will find that the odd track looks dodgy and made in 5 minutes, as some of them usually are. Generally what is done to the game works and I can't think of anything to make it better. The controls in this game perplexed me at first. The go and brake buttons were obvious, but to rotate in the air I kept tilting my device instead of using the arrows, which got really annoying. Once you have played around for a while it was easy to use and you slowly master the physics of the game.

The music in this game is nice and enjoyable. The song in the background is great for the game and I am quite happy to listen to it all day. There are SOME sound effects in game, such as people going, "OOooh!" when you crash and other various bike noises. The game can be customized so one sound is louder than the other to fit your preferences. No need to play in silence with this game.

Let me warn you right now, this game is generally Hard and Challenging. Even the standard levels and newbie levels were challenging me to start with, and I can't even begin to say what the other level packs are like. Alot of the time you get frustrated because of that one hard bit, but will keep you trying just to get that feeling of accomplishment. The aim of the game is to collect all of the flags and get to the finish flag. There are no time limits or lives to be lost, but you are racing the time and dieing will send you back to the last saved spot on that level. I found taking your time generally makes the levels easier. The physics in the game are very real, with the great suspension from large jumps and the touchy tilt controls. I have never finished a complete level pack so I have no idea what happens, but from what I have seen playing this is just a game for fun.

This game is so much fun and of course has almost unlimited replayability. This game isn't for those who like easy games that can be completed in an instant. Will provide a huge challenge but the feeling of completion is worth it. One of the best games I have seen on the App Store, very original. If you haven't bought it I strongly recommend that you do.

Gameplay- 10/10
Graphics- 8/10
Sound- 9/10
Overall- 9/10

I would recommend this game if you enjoyed- Space Bikers (To Be Released by Chillingo)

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8 Responses to "Bike Or Die 2 - Physics Bike Simulator"

Nick Says :
February 28, 2009 at 7:28 PM

This application looks great, but it seems to be a little too expensive at $7

VoodooVyper Says :
April 1, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Great review, too high of a price unfortunately. If the bike elasticity was toned down and bit and you weren't able to die from landing 5 feet up, then I'd reconsider.

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