iPad Bike or Die 2 out

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  1. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    For that I was not expecting... I've played on my Palm but iPhone version looks really nice.

    $2.99 is not that high by the way.

    AppStore link

    :)
     
  2. darwiniandude

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    Shit, short of money, don't get paid for a week. Ahh, I'll starve... Downloading now. :)
     
  3. darwiniandude

    darwiniandude Well-Known Member

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    BRILLIANT!!!! My new fave game!
    Fluid, great physics, 2500 levels, online score and I think replays... Much music and way too many customization options(typical of palm dev) but it's a good thing... Really good built in tutorials and help everywhere.

    Well worth skipping lunch for. :)
     
  4. crunc

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    I'm definitely buying. Will post comments later today.
     
  5. Mr. Charley

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    Is this like Jelly Car?
    I have to admit I didn't really enjoy Jelly Car. Maybe it's because I never got a handle on the controls but the game didn't really appeal to me. I found it extremely frustrating.
    So I'm wondering if Bike or Die is like it, because then I obviously know to stay away.
     
  6. ericxd

    ericxd Well-Known Member

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    i bought it
    i hated jelly car too
     
  7. Mr. Charley

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    So do you like this one then?
    And does this mean it's not similar to Jelly Car? :)
     
  8. darwiniandude

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    there was a similar of game years ago, enduro? There is an open source version of that too for Linux mac win.

    Controls and gameplay much better than jelly car, jelly is cool but crazy, this is realistic. Quite different games, although sharing some concepts.

    Nothing is made of Jelly in this :)
     
  9. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    bike or die 2

    does it seem complicated or are the controls smooth?:confused:
     
  10. TSP

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    Simply great game! Controls are good but it takes some getting used to how the rider reacts to your input. Realistic? Not really. That A-word? Yeah (addictive)
     
  11. mattyduk

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    bought it straight away. Controls, due to being onscreen, aren't as nice as my Zodiac 2(don't laugh, I only bought it on ebay for BOD !!), but it's very smooth so far, and you can download levels as well.

    great price as well.
     
  12. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    okk thanks... downloading now...
     
  13. ericxd

    ericxd Well-Known Member

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    yea its not clsse to it
    not need to use the fustrating accelerometer

    fun game except that it challenging; can get fustrated if you keep retrying
    p.s the dam bike is so bouncy man

    but wroth the price!
     
  14. Kuratsu

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    I liked Jelly Car, it got boring though because there are so few levels.
    I actually didn't mind the accelerometer and thought it was well implemented
     
  15. bwinton

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    I've been playing the beta for a while now, after being a huge fan of the Palm version, and yeah, it's tons of fun on my iTouch, too.

    I also found Jelly Car way too hard, and while Bike Or Die is harder than I remember it being on the Palm, I'm starting to get decent at it again, after only a few weeks. (Hey, I'm old. And slow. ;) )

    As for their being too many customization options, yeah, perhaps there are, but my daughter and I spent an enjoyable 15 minutes choosing what my biker would look like, (Girl, pink wheels, green bike, red seat, blue shirt, dark green shorts, helmet, if you wondered) so even though there might be too many of them, at least they're still fun, and you don't need to change any of them to play the game.
     
  16. Kuratsu

    Kuratsu Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to keep my purchases to a minimum (especially since I'm waiting for NFS) is this worth a purchase? I have a feeling that this is going to rise in price to about $4.99 in a bit.
     
  17. bwinton

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    I suggested to the developer that he charged $7.99, since I would easily pay for it at that price. $9.99 would be a tougher choice for me, but I would probably still have gotten it. $14.99 would be a really tough sell, and I might not have bought it if that was the price.

    But at $2.99 it's a no-brainer. I bought two! ;) (No, I didn't really. I don't even know if I can...)
     
  18. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    #18 BrettArchibald, Nov 19, 2008
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    This game looks like it could be quite interesting.
    I have a few questions though, that I hope someone can answer for me...

    Does this game have a steep learning curve?
    I know that's more of an "opinion" type question than a "fact" type question - it's just that I prefer "casual" gaming on my iPhone, and don't want to spend weeks mastering it. I just wanna pick up & play and have fun, and not tear my hair out in frustration because I just can't get past level 3 or something...

    Related to the above and my preference for casual gaming and mastering the controls, just what exactly are all those on-screen controls? There's quite a lot of them, it seems...
    Some are obvious, like "Menu" and "Go" and "Stop", but what do the others do?
    The compass?
    The rewind button? (Start the level over?)
    The 3 arrows in the bottom left?
    The two blue arrows in the middle at the bottom?

    [​IMG]
     
  19. bwinton

    bwinton Member

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    I don't think so, but then again, I played the Palm version long ago. ;)

    There are a couple of levels that are really hard to get past, but you can skip over them. I remember first playing it on my Palm, and I basically skipped every other level for the first month, since I couldn't complete them. But I could still get to the end by skipping levels, and eventually I went back and finished them all off.

    In order:
    Menu - View Whole Map - Pause - Restart.

    Kick left - Kick Right - Go!
    Flip direction - Stop.

    The two blue arrows are part of the background of the level, not controls.

    Check the videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/toyspring and you can see kind of what the kick left and kick right arrows do. (It's like, popping a wheelie, or doing an endo, sorta. Assuming my 20-year-old slang is still relevant. ;) )
     
  20. BrettArchibald

    BrettArchibald Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the detailed reply. Much appreciated! :)

    I checked out the video too, but now it's brought on a follow-up question...
    In the screengrabs below, the person appears to be playing without any on-screen controls at all. How's that working then? Do you get options to control by tilting?

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    The part of the video just before this showed the guy changing a setting of "Lock bike rotation" from off to on - but I don't see why that would make your controls disappear.
    Hmmm, actually it's probably got nothing to do with that - it's more likely just the video cuts/edits that coincidentally put these shots in that order...
     

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