FLIP RIDERS Review
- Cheery, cartoonish atmosphere; vibrant style brought to life by its whacky environments.
- Multiple characters, each with their own unique 'feel'.
- Simple to master controls; flip or touch/slide options available.
- Unlockable content; 5 'hidden' riders to try out.
- Hellish difficulty curve; not above throwing multiple traps at you early on.
- View distance too short; hurtling blindly in to traps is a lazy way to increase the challenge.
Flip Riders presents itself as a cheery, friendly and most importantly, simple and fun stunt-racer, but buried just beneath the surface is a brutal challenge designed to make grown adults weep.
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Editor Note (Nov 9, 2011): For some, Flip Riders was everything they wanted in a time-trial, hardcore moto-x style stunt game, but for us at AppSpy it presented a lot of frustrations that managed to pile upon themselves, resulting in a less than stellar first outing. However, in what is certainly a praiseworthy effort of retooling, Agimat has updated their game to not only separate the weaklings from the heroes (thanks to a new difficulty selection), the levels themselves have also changed to emphasize its aerial fun. Instead of deadly blind traps players will have to skillfully manipulate their speed, flips and jumps to maximize their score, while all new checkpoints mean you're not cheated at the last moment. What was fun to try has turned in to a game fans of the genre should definitely try their hands at. (Final Score: 3.4 -> 4.0)
Some gamers would like to think that separating people in to groups like 'casual' and 'hardcore' can be relatively easy and provide at least some way of defining what game suits what player. The truth is it's so much deeper than that, though there is a subset of gamer who enjoys a game that's uncompromisingly challenging and Flip Riders by Agimat and POWapp will be like a cool, refreshing breeze in a dry desert to these players.
After selecting from one of five different riders, each with their own balance of speed and agility, the player is thrown in to a world dominated by ramps and traps designed to kill said rider at every turn. Thankfully a few tools are at the user's disposal, with the basic acceleration and brake also being joined by the ability to jump (even mid-air) and tilting to flip the bike (hence the rather simple title).
Unfortunately for those used to a game being at least half-way fair, the game isn't beyond building the traps in such a way that you require foresight to pass them, which given the limited amount of vision you're given in a side-scrolling environment, is very little. A 'panic' mode can slow down time, giving you a chance to avoid some traps, but when some are based around your momentum, adjusting your angle at the last moment or jumping are not going to help you to survive. The end result is a need to brutally replay each level until you've mastered the timing for your particular racer as any fall/explosion/death-by-shark requires a full reset of the level.
To offset this immensely frustrating style of racing, the game itself is amazingly charming with vibrantly colorful 3D characters, cartoon-inspired backgrounds and whacky touches like pipes from Super Mario firing sharks at the rider as they cross a bridge... it's mayhem and it's easy to crack a smile or two despite previous annoyances.
This does, however, place Flip Riders in to the camp of 'hardcore' in the sense that it will require a lot of dedication and forgiveness based on enjoying its brutal nature to keep coming back for more. If you find games hold your hand too much, this might be for you.
DescriptionDue to popular demand, we're extending our $0.99 sale til our upcoming BIG update! Hurry, it won't be for long!!!
FLIP RIDERS are set to make the greatest stunt show on earth! Help them ride to freedom. Conquer the challenging courses and master your bikes. Jump, hop, flip and dash your way through a variety of wacky courses. Do wheelies, backflips, frontflips and many other tricks along the way and try to beat your best time or your high score!
This is not for the faint of heart, as each level requires skill and mastery to beat the course. Master the FLIPS and movements of each character to get more control of the game. Enjoy fantastic animations, cool graphics and funny crashes! FLIP RIDERS features hours of fun gameplay, challenging stunts, and lots of replay value.
"A challenging yet satisfying little game "- Appetite For Distraction / Gamespot
"Flipping Good Time…Flip Riders Takes It To The Extreme!!!" - Crazy Mike Apps
"Flip Riders offers iOS gamers a crazy, humorous and challenging, two-wheeled obstacle course-like experience. You'll laugh and scream as you attempt to navigate one of the game's cute and unique riders past hungry sharks, avoid explosive bombs and get some air time above low flying helicopters. " - Brett Nolan / AppAddict.net
" A new standard for the side-scrolling racer genre." - SyntheticVoid / The-App-Shack.com
"A colourful physics-based stunt-racer" - Pocketgamer.co.uk
"I definitely recommend you play this game." - SlyComics.com
Select from 5 fun characters:
• Maverick - the fearless Daredevil
• Shadow - the stealth Ninja
• Light Rider - a cybernetic phenomenon
• Dixie - the rebel renegade
• Mimi - the adventurous aristocrat
Explore 10 unique worlds:
• Baby's Desert
• Beach Party
• Holly Woods
• Grin Hills
• Who wants Desert?
• Life's a Beach
• Forest run
• Hill Belly
• Lava Land
• In-Hell, Ex-Hell
FLIP RIDERS Features:
- Challenging courses - requiring skill, logic and lots of guts!!!
- Physics-based gameplay
- Unlock 5 crazy Secret Riders
- Ragdoll system - makes crashing fun to watch!
- Panic Mode: Slow down time in-game, but remember it deducts your score if you use it, so use it wisely!
- Perform 10 exhilarating stunts
- Play through 50 unique levels
- Do many tricks like jump, hop on obstacles and do wheelies!
- Challenging platforms and obstacles that will blow your mind, expect the unexpected!
- 360º front and back flips to get you more points, the more FLIPS the better!
- Jump high to collect special Golden Trophies for BIG BONUS points
- Get Nitro Boost for added turbo speed, hold on to your bike!!!
- Choose your control: Dynamic Slider, Accelerometer or Buttons - Option to change the FLIP sensitivity to get more control
- Each character handles differently
- Option to turn the sound on or off
- Universal Binary - play on different iOS devices & resolution
- Retina Display support
- Play your iPod playlist as background music
- Game Center ready - share your high scores & achievements
- Post your scores in Facebook
- AutoSave: Automagically saves your progress
Video Game Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poGGirH3_lU
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What's New in Version 1.03Thank you for your support! We heard your request and we implemented the following features:
• Checkpoints! No more complete restart when you crash.
• Added 4 Worlds with 20 levels for Casual/Beginning Players
• Added a 3rd control option - Left & Right buttons
• Changed Camera angle when really high... you can now see better where you'll land
Another big update coming your way next week!