Flip Riders

7.5
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Flip Riders
  • Platforms
    OUYA, iOS, Android
  • Player
    Singleplayer
  • Release date
    2013

Did he just flip me off?!

Flip Riders, from Southern California based BadJuju Games, is a sneaky little bastard. You start it just to test it, 2 hours later you realize it’s way past midnight.

You’re playing as Evil Knevil type of motorbiker trying to master motocross tracks with countless obstacles and stars to collect. The gameplay and concept aren’t spectactuarly new, and yet you have this “just one more level” feeling.

At the end of each run you get the usual 1-3 stars depending on how fast you were and if you’ve managed to collect all of the collectible stars from start to finish (Hint: you need to collect every star to get a 3-Star rating). You can also do back- and frontflips and other stunts with your bike but it seems like that doesn’t affect anything. Looks cool, though!

Rating

Tom
Graphics
8.0
Sound
7.0
Fun
8.0
Concept
7.0
Long-term fun
6.0
Overall
7.2
Tim
Graphics
9.0
Sound
8.0
Fun
8.0
Concept
7.0
Long-term fun
7.0
Overall
7.7

Conclusion

Install this game and play it. Seriously this is one game that you HAVE to try. It doesn’t look like much but you can have a lot of fun.

The graphics are very nice and the controls work perfectly. Flip Riders also comes with a big package of humor and flying/jumping sharks that would like nothing better than to get a bite of you.

There are only two things that have a negative impact on our final score. Sound and repetitiveness. The sound can be very annoying after a while, especially the stars’ “Pling” after you collect them turns to fingernails on a chalkboard after a few hours of play.

Furthermore there’s just so much you can do with the concept of finishing track after track. Bad Juju Games manages to keep the game interesting for a while with different camera angles and such, but eventually Flip Riders it’s the same thing all over again.

However, that point toom me a while to reach and until then Flip Riders was one of the Top 5% games on the OUYA in my book. Absolutely worth playing.

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About Tim von Janssen

Tim has started playing PC Games at the tender age of 8 (ca.1990-1991) on monochrome screens and hasn’t stopped ever since. Due to that love for video games that has developed very early Tim also knows why older games very successful despite mediocre graphics. One simple reason: gameplay. Tim feels that with the development of the OUYA and the stronger focus on indie game studios is the right step towards better gaming experiences that rely more heavily on unique game concepts and better gameplay in general. Tim at Google+

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