Tall Bike Joust Review
- iPod access available to players.
- Very unique and fresh game concept.
- There is a minor learning curve in the controls.
- The actual game music tracks aren’t the best quality.
- No online leaderboard access available.
You get to smash people off bikes with a long makeshift joust… what’s not to like?
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Just when you thought you’d seen all the extreme, underground sports around, along comes Tall Bike Joust to knock you off your high horse… or bike. Yes, the medieval spectacle of jousting has been given a modern century reboot and is now ready to play on your iPhone. Players create a character, assign different attributes and enter various tournaments to see who the dominant Jouster is.
Players control their bike’s speed by cycling with their fingers on either side of the screen and aim at their opponents by tilting the iPhone. Once players see a blue circle appear, they must tap on it to complete their shot. Based on how long you held off your shot and where you aimed will determine if you knock your opponent clean off his bike or not. While the controls seem pretty straightforward, they are a bit involved and take a little time to master.
The 3D graphics are very well done and the game’s motion capture technology looks great. The game’s soundtrack is a bit lacking but players are free to use their iPod instead. The game features one main career mode where they can fight their way through the ranks to become the best, but there are no online leaderboard options available.
Tall Bike Joust is a surprising little title that will captivate players, regardless of whether they’re into BMX style games or not. The concept is unique, the gameplay is enjoyable and while there is a slight learning curve for the controls, it’s simple to play and one to definitely check out.
DescriptionIn a world where chaos reigns and might makes right, those who stand alone don’t stand for long.
Tall Bike Joust features six post-apocalyptic cityscapes in which players compete in Quick Jousts and longer Tournament battles to increase their ability to defeat opponents. Players can choose and name their avatar, modify their attributes and customize their bicycles. The supreme confrontation is to joust Doyle, the official Tall Bike Jousting Champion of the World, to secure the top spot and achieve eternal fame.
THE BACK STORY
The world reaches peak oil in the year 2012; the means to produce enough oil to satisfy global demand has failed. Going to war to gain control of oil fields in the Middle East, the U.S. and other countries enter an extreme recession and automakers go out of business. In response, people turn to bicycles as their main form of transportation.
Meanwhile, a powerful corporate entity hacks into U.S. government computers and takes control, unleashing an arsenal of nuclear weapons that destroy the largest cities in the world. Not knowing who to blame, every nuclear-capable country responds in a dramatic fashion by dropping bombs on its most likely adversary in retaliation.
What remains when the game begins in 2021 are several strongholds controlled by corporate entities, housed within skyscrapers dotting the post-apocalyptic landscape. Each stronghold can produce enough food and resources to sustain a moderate population. Outside the strongholds are groups of nomadic survivors—anarchists that travel on mutant bikes. They survive on trash from the nearest stronghold and rudimentary farming while using their wits and creativity to fight other bike clubs for territorial control.
Lots of fun (5 STARS)
“This game makes me want to go weld two bikes together . . .”
- by Rman04
Another Great One! (5 STARS)
“Tall Bike Joust is a very original and fun game.”
- by coloursound
What's New in Version 1.2- Fixed a bug with related to heart regain between joust rounds.
- New application icon.
- Corrected a typo in the credits.