DS Media Labs has released their version of Tron's Light Cycles with Light Rider [App Store]. This is a game we first heard about back in August and is finally making it to market. The company was beat to the App Store market, however, by a now-popular Tron clone called Light Bike.

Light Rider is a more traditional top-down 2D take on the Tron light cycles in which your objective is to surround the enemy players to force them to crash. The game offers local Wi-Fi multiplayer or solo mode against computer enemies.

Developer video shows some gameplay (along with some cinematics):


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There is an ongoing discussion thread in our forums with some early impressions.

App Store Link: Light Riders, $0.99 (introductory price until March 5th)

  • Kamazar

    looks sooo much better than the earlier version. shame it stole most of this one's thunder :(

  • Kamazar

    looks sooo much better than the earlier version. shame it stole most of this one's thunder :(

  • Big Albie

    That may or may not be the case. Light Riders is infinitely better than LightBikes with more to come in future updates.

  • Big Albie

    That may or may not be the case. Light Riders is infinitely better than LightBikes with more to come in future updates.

  • M.W.

    I have played this game and see it as unplayable with the camera view. Light bike is much better.

  • M.W.

    I have played this game and see it as unplayable with the camera view. Light bike is much better.

  • caleon

    anyone ever play Nort back in the day for Mac? if this is anything like Nort, I will definitely be buying

  • caleon

    anyone ever play Nort back in the day for Mac? if this is anything like Nort, I will definitely be buying

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    as of now, Light Bike is the more fun game. we'll see what the updates brings.

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    as of now, Light Bike is the more fun game. we'll see what the updates brings.

  • Ryan

    DO NOT GET IT. It's horrible. Also how Light Bike just came out with an update right after I got it. The update is really good. Just don't get this game Light Bike is better.

  • Ryan

    DO NOT GET IT. It's horrible. Also how Light Bike just came out with an update right after I got it. The update is really good. Just don't get this game Light Bike is better.

  • http://www.dsMediaLabs.com dsMediaLabs

    Hey Ryan, sorry you feel the game is horrible. If you could be a little more descriptive than just saying "horrible", maybe we can get some of your feedback and make the game experience better for you and everyone else.

    You can either respond here, on the forums or check out our site and submit a contact request form found here: http://www.dsmedialabs.com/contact.htm.

    Thanks

    - Michael

  • http://www.dsMediaLabs.com dsMediaLabs

    Hey Ryan, sorry you feel the game is horrible. If you could be a little more descriptive than just saying "horrible", maybe we can get some of your feedback and make the game experience better for you and everyone else.

    You can either respond here, on the forums or check out our site and submit a contact request form found here: http://www.dsmedialabs.com/contact.htm.

    Thanks

    - Michael

  • Ryan

    It's not horrible sorry. It's just I hate the ariel view. The view Light Bike has is what I like. It's just a lot harder.

  • Ryan

    It's not horrible sorry. It's just I hate the ariel view. The view Light Bike has is what I like. It's just a lot harder.

  • M.W.

    As a response to the dev who posted here, I think the camera view ruins the game. In light bike I can see the whole map, but in light rider, I can only see a small fraction of the map, when I come to a wall or the end of the map I really don't have time to plan what to do next, if it would zoom out a bit more I think you could make this game much better than light bike. Second of all, the radar screen only shows where the other players are and not the lines, if you added an option to show the lines it would be eaier to plan moves.

  • M.W.

    As a response to the dev who posted here, I think the camera view ruins the game. In light bike I can see the whole map, but in light rider, I can only see a small fraction of the map, when I come to a wall or the end of the map I really don't have time to plan what to do next, if it would zoom out a bit more I think you could make this game much better than light bike. Second of all, the radar screen only shows where the other players are and not the lines, if you added an option to show the lines it would be eaier to plan moves.

  • http://www.dsMediaLabs.com dsMediaLabs

    No apologies necessary Ryan, you seem to be a person who is passionate about your games, nothing wrong with that =)

    That being said, we agree that the top down view is not as good as the 3D view for most people. To be honest we were going for more of a retro game feel but intended to do an update allowing for multiple view options, including 3D.

    So hopefully you guys can enjoy the top down view for a little while, until we release the 3D view update... Which is not going to be too far away !!! You have my word !!!

    M.W.: We agree completely about the radar map, we actually have an update thats going to be submitted mid next week that will allow you to have the trails on or off, depending on your preference.

    About the zoom factor, i'll talk to my guys and see if this is something else we can add as an option as well.

    As always, thanks for everyones feedback, keep it coming !!!

    - Michael

  • http://www.dsMediaLabs.com dsMediaLabs

    No apologies necessary Ryan, you seem to be a person who is passionate about your games, nothing wrong with that =)

    That being said, we agree that the top down view is not as good as the 3D view for most people. To be honest we were going for more of a retro game feel but intended to do an update allowing for multiple view options, including 3D.

    So hopefully you guys can enjoy the top down view for a little while, until we release the 3D view update... Which is not going to be too far away !!! You have my word !!!

    M.W.: We agree completely about the radar map, we actually have an update thats going to be submitted mid next week that will allow you to have the trails on or off, depending on your preference.

    About the zoom factor, i'll talk to my guys and see if this is something else we can add as an option as well.

    As always, thanks for everyones feedback, keep it coming !!!

    - Michael

  • M.W.

    Such a polite response! Thanks!

  • M.W.

    Such a polite response! Thanks!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    A huge ++++++ for the devs!!!!
    You guys care and respond!
    That is, what the iPhone world needs.
    Will buy your game just because of this.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    A huge ++++++ for the devs!!!!
    You guys care and respond!
    That is, what the iPhone world needs.
    Will buy your game just because of this.

  • http://www.dsMediaLabs.com dsMediaLabs

    Thanks so much guys.

    We are always here to listen to your comments, and we will always do everything in our power to insure the best possible game experience for you all.

    - Michael

  • http://www.dsMediaLabs.com dsMediaLabs

    Thanks so much guys.

    We are always here to listen to your comments, and we will always do everything in our power to insure the best possible game experience for you all.

    - Michael

  • Anonymous

    Where is the update!!!??? This delay is the thing that'll make me switch back to light bikes....but I'll wait

  • Anonymous

    Where is the update!!!??? This delay is the thing that'll make me switch back to light bikes....but I'll wait