iPad Big Bike or Die 2 Update

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  1. would be all over this game if it wasn't $6.99
     
  2. CrocStock

    CrocStock Well-Known Member

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    Thats why you should of bought it when it was £1.79 :p
     
  3. BulletDev

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    I don't think I'll be buying this game, even with the update. It looks fun, it's just that I don't want to go bankrupt :(
     
  4. BrettArchibald

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    Yes, but unfortunately none of the updated elements of the game actually affect the bike itself, ie: its "bounciness" or its sensitivity... :(
     
  5. mattyduk

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    to be fair, the "bounciness" is the same in my Palm Zodiac (don't laugh !) version, but what makes that one easier to play, are the physical controls (including vibration) not onscreen ones
     
  6. Paulio

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    Just wondering, in the older version, do you still die from stupid things caused by the 'bounce'? This is my only gripe of the game. Suspension softness and recoil control/adjustment would just about make my day. I was disappointed not to see this in the update.. Maybe later tho. It's still a sweet as game.
     
  7. mattyduk

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    yes you still die. bounce too much and hit your head on the ceiling or nastily placed spike. I've played BOD & BOD2 on my Zodiac for the last 2 years nearly every work day, and the biggest problem I have with the iphone version is the lack of hardware buttons and vibration - it just leaves the game feeling very floaty. Some of the levels require very quick swapping of direction/braking and I find that difficult to do when I haven't got any physical buttons.

    The screen is is fantastically clear compared to my zodiac version, but it's one the few conversions i've been disappointed with so far.


    Mat
     
  8. Paulio

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    Ah that's interesting to hear. As your obviously a master at this game, in you opinion what do you think of the suspension of the bike? Is you success rate tiny like mine and do you get frustrated like me when you (well you might not have to but I do) repeat levels over and over etc. just to finish. Or have you developed über BoD skills as to be really consistant with the game?
     
  9. mattyduk

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    heheh. Well I'm definitely not a master of it !! I'm just addicted to it and wish they would convert it to some other consoles (XBLA - community games would be ideal, or even the DS/PSP).

    The frustration for me is much less on the Zodiac version, but I still get the same massive sense of satisfaction when I finish a level that's had me stuck.I normally play about 10 to 15 minutes a day at work, so sometimes I can be stuck on a level for 2 weeks !!

    As a biker, it's definitely not a true physics based game, but I still think the lack of physical controls on the Iphone, in this case, hamper the game design. If you feel a move needs correcting, with hardware buttons, it's much quicker and assured to make the correction without missing the on screen button, touching another onscreen button by mistake or overcorrecting

    Maybe the author could introduce a physics "dampner" for the iphone version. He's quite approachable and willing to listen.
     
  10. istopmotion

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    Well, in my opinion, $8 would be how much it is worth. The game will literally give you HUNDREDS of hours of play. It's super addicting and has a extremely high replay value. It's one of the hardest games I have and it's also my most used game :)

    This game is really worth it
     
  11. isimon1207

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    Yeah anyone that isnt sure whether to buy this game, I would. I payed 2 bucks and i would probably pay 7 for it. Its got great replay value and a great online community.
     
  12. BrettArchibald

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    Yeah, and that's just the time spent trying to get through the first level! :)
     
  13. Ok I switched the Go and Stop button to my left thumb and right, left and switch directions buttons to my right thumb and that did help I think. Also put the right and left buttons a little spread apart further so don't accidentally hit one or the other. Still though this guy needs to ditch the bike and get a motorbike with decent suspension.
     
  14. nickels

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    Level 6 took me like 200 tries to beat it. If the iPhone didn't cost a fortune... this is the first app where I just about threw my iPhone in anger.
     
  15. 1337brian

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    I really wanted them to add a download all tracks button...
     
  16. Killquake

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    To me, that means its a good game :D

    and a download all tracks button would download 2500+ tracks.... really?
     
  17. LOFTUS KING

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    This is rinse and repeat gaming at it's finest but I do find it terribly frustrating and agree with some of the other comments, very floaty controls and the slightest twitch can end up killing your character.
    Some people may love this - but it's not for me.
     
  18. 1337brian

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    Oh yea... I have the memory
     
  19. CrocStock

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    #20 CrocStock, Dec 6, 2008
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    Not a major update, they really need to bring out things like...

    - Level Editor
    - Rankings (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
    - Multiplayer
    - An Integrated Online Community (The site is too dysfunctional and inconvenient as it is)

    Then the game certainly would be worth it's now £4 price tag.
     

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