Review: Pocket Bike Racer
YaMissed2 wrote this review on .
Most people thought when they first heard that Burger King was going to make games for the Xbox 360 that they were putting the gaming public on, well they weren't kidding, the first line of Burger King games are available at your local Burger King, but are they worth their $4 price tag?
Every Main Character from a Burger King commercial in the past few years has come to race on pocket bikes to prove whom is the best racer in the Burger King Kingdom, yeah, yeah we have heard it before but where else are you going to race as a Giant Hamburger, a Creepy King, or a former host of Entertainment TV's show Wild On?
Graphics are surprisingly good for a game that will only cost you $4, that said they will not be winning any awards here either, but for a game that you don't expect too much from the graphics to actually looks like it belongs on the Xbox 360 is a small achievement on it's own, I mean I have seen worse graphics in some of the games available on Xbox Live Arcade, and you pay more for those games just don't be expecting the best graphics on earth.
The Music serves its purpose in that it doesn't annoy and that it suits the game, other than that. Well the music and sounds are well below average, but for $4 can you really complain. Though this is one game where a custom soundtrack would have been nice...
The controls are passable in that you can actually have fun playing this game with friends or for a quick gaming session, but beyond that it is very simple, which I guess is the draw, easy to pick up and play, and easy to enjoy. Just be aware of what I will discuss in the design section.
Surprisingly well done, but there are still some errors that keep this from being a top notch game (I guess you only get what you pay for), some of the physics are wonky, like if your bike slams head first into another bike at top speed, your character does not fall off but your bike just gets pushed back, or if your bike this one of those rubber cones (you know the ones used for road construction), your bike will come to a dead stop. The first while lending its self to the arcade like kart racer feel is acceptable, but the second makes no sense to help maintain the arcade racer feel. Other complaints: The races are too easy; only 5 tracks; Create a character is pointless; one computer character is only out to stop you from racing at all, and will resort to dirty tricks to do it; If you get your bike into a corner wall you will stay stuck into it for way too long; Achievements can be completed in your sleep; but at least the Rubber Band AI that one would fear would be present is no where to be seen
Gamers looking for a quick gaming fix can not go wrong for $4 here because although the game is short and the achievements are so easy that they are padding to your gamer score, the multiplayer with friends is so fun that you will keep coming back for 30 minute to 1 hour sessions, and that alone makes it worth your $4.
6.0 out of 10.0
Pocket Bike Racer:
Surprisingly good Graphics
Multiplayer is fun
Cheapest 360 game out there
O perfectly good waist of time
No Rubber band A.I.
Can be played on your Xbox as well
Did you know? Plastic cones can stop a moving vehicle at high speeds dead in its tracks?
Computer cheats until you blaze a lead
Only 5 tracks
List too long... See design section