If you've been waiting for the official mobile version of Trials, wait no longer: Trials Frontier [Free] is now available worldwide. Announced at E3 last year, Trials Frontier is a mobile-exclusive entry in the popular stunt biking series. Trials-like stunt bike games have been popular on iOS for years, but many have long been hoping for the real deal from Redlynx. Fans finally got their wish with the announcement of Trials Frontier, but there was also a sense of worry when it was revealed to be a free to play game.

Trials Frontier was soft-launched in select regions back in December, and as is common with free to play games there was polarizing opinions from early adopters in our forums. Some are willing to put up with free to play shenanigans, and others were not. However, pretty much everyone agreed that the underlying mechanics were solid, and that Frontiers was a fun mobile take of the Trials formula. With this full release, there's also a huge new update, so it'll be interesting to see how different things are from the soft-launch version. Hey, it's free, so if you're curious give Trials Frontier a download and check it out for yourself.

  • https://www.youtube.com/HansKaosu HansKaosu

    Awesome. Will play when i get home from work

    • Frost

      :)

  • repapermunky

    Sweet deal, gotta love them Trials!

  • Jake7905

    Those first 3 words of that headline are what worry me.....is the Frontier just a really big paywall?

    • emgeejay

      Don't waste your time. At a certain point you end up having to replay levels successfully over and over to collect *random* engine pickups in order to upgrade and proceed.

      Replaying levels. Successfully. For one play of a slot machine. In a Trials game.

      Or you can buy gems for real cash!

      • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

        I agree with what emgeejay said. You can get your character to level 5 without running out of fuel to get a good feel for the game but im out of fuel now. Ive had to play each level a few times already and i get the feeling the game is just going to make me play them more times, going back and forth. There are waiting times on upgrades and waiting times for your fuel to refill. Levels look fantastic and game plays rather well. I feel like so far it is the lesser evil of f2p games but there are better options out there.

    • https://www.youtube.com/HansKaosu HansKaosu

      I did not pay any money when i played the soft launch

  • Cookies

    It doesn't have quite the same loveability factor as Bike Baron, but definitely wortha try for free.

  • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

    Looks good, cant wait to pick it up and get my frustration on. ;) If you are interested in this and haven't tried Bike Baron then do yourself a favor and grab it. Bike Baron is cheap and really fun. I've played it 3 times already. There are tons of levels! :D

  • NPeart

    Free to play is actually expensive to play.

    Pfooey!

    • Stormourner

      whatever!!

  • CooleTeeps

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

  • CooleTeeps

    They removed the best feature: Moving around after you fall off your bike. ;(

  • Geertyy

    I was afraid this would not come out today as it didn't show up early, but I'm gonna play it right now :D

  • Amenbrother

    I love the game. As long as you don't expect to sit around and play it all day long. I mean if you have a job don't worry about the fuel thing lol...

  • bilboad

    Totally agree. I've just spent an hour in it, and technically this game is fantastic. I have the Xbox versions, and would gladly pay $10 or $15 for a premium version of this game. However the current pay model ruins it for me, and will relegate it to something I'll probably only mess around with a little.

    The Xbox versions are totally skill based games, which encourage obsessive practice to better your times. In this game you quickly find yourself running out of fuel and having to wait for timers to expire or spend premium currency. In the Xbox versions I never encountered a level where I couldn't get a gold with the current bike I had given enough practice. In this game I quickly encountered levels where it was obvious that winning the gold required a faster bike, which I would have to grind for for a long time.

    I've gotten to be pretty tolerant of f2p since I understand that's what the App Store economy pushes developers to do. For some games f2p is actually a good fit and doesn't ruin the game. Every now and then though, a game comes out which especially disappoints me by going going f2p, because it's exactly the kind of game I'd love except that the pay model ruins it for me. This is one of those games for me. Too bad.

  • seinfeld95

    Hopefully, they will soon introduce a premium version, for those of us who aren't all that fond of the bull5hit paywall wallet-rape.

    • Stormourner

      I wish every freemium game gets premium version

      • CooleTeeps

        Me too

  • bigjack66

    Crap! Plays just like monster truck madness which was out two years ago and was just as annoying. Another example of Ubisoft treating the ipod like a kids toy!

  • timmfox

    Highly disappointed that this is Free to Play. Bummer.

  • DBrown519

    I love the Trials games on the Xbox 360. They were both good the Trials HD and Trials Evolution.

  • Scope_Reflex

    I tried it and wanted to enjoy it, but the free 2 play hold your hand junk is annoying, great level design, but just not for me. I'll play bike baron. I can enjoy that.

  • DenzilofDojima

    Huh....my highly anticipated mobile Trials game seems to have some sort of RPG lite 'quest' system in it that appears to exist for the sole purpose of facilitating awful F2P shenanigans. Quests.......in a Trials game.

    My laundry list for a perfect mobile Trials game:

    1. Port Trials Evolution Gold at a premium price.
    2. '…......'

  • dmn001

    I would rather pay a couple of dollars not to spin a wheel of fortune wheel after each level and deal with microtransaction crap.

    Also this game crashes regularly on my ipod touch 5th gen