DS #3978: Powerbike (USA)

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  1. Chanser
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  2. SkyintheSea

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    Awesome, can't wait to try this!
     
  3. Dwight

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    Looks pretty good for a racing game. Cop chases and stunts... I'll give it a shot.
     
  4. nsjong

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    Now all we need is some powerthirst for playing this game.
    Menergy? You bet.
     
  5. Hadrian

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    Will give it a try, I did enjoy that Motorcross game that came out last year though it had its problems.
     
  6. X D D X

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    Oooo, looks good, i'll definately try this. The stunt mode better be good.
     
  7. Maz7006

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    Not bad at all

    *adds to the ever growing list of games to complete*

    Pretty good game, it can keep me occupied.
     
  8. MeleeMaster500

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    *looks for video of gameplay*

    i can't find it.... but i'll try this game out anyway
     
  9. Donato_Dobango

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    It plays like a bad Road Rash clone with bad physics and none of the things that make Road Rash fun.

    I love me some classic Genesis Road Rash and I loved me some Motorcross Maniacs, so I was hoping this game would be a good fill-in for either of those games until we get a DS remake.

    It is not. BAH-leted.
     
  10. Rayder

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    Heh, yeah, this had me thinking Road Rash too. EA really needs to bring that franchise back. The 3D0 version was the best....the PSX original version is basically the same thing, I have a hacked version on PC (which is also the same), but all the vids were cut. Played the hell out of the Genesis and 3D0 versions. Lumping some fool until he fell off his bike, or seeing them slam in to a car was too much fun. Later versions of Road Rash were ruined by EA though. They still need to bring the franchise back though. Just keep it more like the 3D0 version with improved graphics and they'd have a winner.

    This game though.....I don't know....the track seemed way too long and boring, and when the cops are after you, how do you avoid them? They just touch you and you wreck. Wreck 3 times and race over. To be honest though, I only raced the time trial and first A.I. race though, so maybe there's something I haven't figured out yet when it comes to the cops. I also seemed to quickly end up being negative in cash. Seems like it could be a good game, but I'll have to play it more before I'll know for sure. It might be less boring once you upgrade your bike and are able to go faster, not to mention figuring out what they had in mind for you to do about the cops.

    I did notice a few things about the controls. Push down on the d-pad to do a wheelie (adds money). The shoulder buttons help you steer around corners better.....leaning, I guess.

    I'll tell ya though, this has a great engine in place to be used in a Road Rash game for DS. It's also the first game in a long time that I felt the need to put on my flashcart. Been a long stream of crap (or RPG's, which I'm not interested in) released lately.
     
  11. GeekyGuy

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    Tried it and...meh. Not my thing. Doesn't seem to be much wrong with the game, though I think the controls are a bit awkward in how they're mapped. Not very exciting so far, though.
     
  12. EEragon

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    I've played this, and no.... It's not that good as it looks like.

    Really: The controls are stuff and not flexibel. You can only ride 80 m/h wich is looks like 15 m/h on that little DS-screen. And tha story itself is so boring as ...
     
  13. anaxs

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    grafix are ok

    not too good
     
  14. Rayder

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    Yeah, played a few more levels....not so great. When you do a jump, you have to push up on the dpad to level your bike before landing, problem is, knowing what's level by looking at your rider's back. You end up crashing most of the time with some dude saying, "Watch your wheel position", but you have no way of telling what the correct position the game is looking for. If you don't crash after a jump, it's more by luck than anything else.

    During time trial mode, you have to pull a constant wheelie or other annoying stuff to have enough time to finish your lap. While playing some of the races, you will have crap in the road to dodge (looks like sections of a train or something), but if you're doing a wheelie (which is necessary for gaining cash and turbo), you can't turn very well, so you end up slamming into the crap in the road. Hitting the brake will drop your front end, but not nearly as quickly as it should, so you crash.

    What they call A.I. races is a joke. Right off the starting line, you leave the "Artificial Ignorance" in the dust and never see them again, other than the dots in the map on the bottom screen that designate them as the A.I.

    Stunt mode is ridiculous in that it will make you do the stunt over and over again until you do it just the way they wanted it.

    They should have gotten rid of the lame stunts and unrealistic obstacles in the road, tweak the handling a bit and made a Road Rash clone instead. At least that would have been fun. They have a pretty nice gaming engine here that could have supported Road Rash very well, too bad it was wasted on a terribly uninspired mess of a concept.

    It's as if none of the people who programmed this game ever rode even a bicycle, let alone a motorcycle.
     
  15. X D D X

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    This is an ok game. It also reminds me of Road Rash but with really bad handling. The courses are way too long but i kinda like the stunt mode. I was expecting more from the customising part too.

    Like Rayder says, it could've been a lot better.
     
  16. saxamo

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    I love the amount of in depth review this game has garnered in the first page! Thanks guys for helping me to make a more education decision about this one. Wish that other topics could be quality like this. [​IMG]
     
  17. Donato_Dobango

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    What sucks is Road Rash or even a Road Rash clone would be so much easier to make than what this game turned out to be.

    Road Rash doesn't need a "track" just a stretch of highway with twists and turns.

    Road Rash doesn't need time trials or stupid stunts forced upon you to speed up.

    If they just loosened the controls and did away with the tracks and just let us road race with punching, this game would be an A++++
     
  18. shakirmoledina

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    a game esp racing without good controls is possibly a no game. Anyone could try this but he wouldn't be impressed
     
  19. alidsl

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    I have an n5 and whenever I open this rom it goes onto a blank white screen is this something wrong with the rom

    all my other games work perfectly
     
  20. xlinkinpakx

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    Ya your missing nothing this game is terrible, I was all excited to play it too....ohhh well