MotoTrialz is a side-scrolling stunt bike game that's a fairly good remake of the game Trials, but it's not the best in the genre. Like other games of this type, you're challenged with riding a motorcycle over several obstacles in the least amount of time possible. You have a couple of different options for controlling your bike in MotoTrialz: you have gas and braking buttons on the right and you can choose between a slider on the left or the accelerometer for tilting your bike. You'll need to pick one and get comfortable quickly; these stunt bike games are littered with loops, jumps, and all sorts of strange obstacles that require plenty of precision to get past.
MotoTrialz offers all the things you'd expect from a game in this genre. You get 27 tracks that unlock as you play with gradually more difficult challenges. Each track has waypoints that, once passed, make it so you don't have to start over from the beginning when you crash--a necessary addition because some obstacles will be very hard to navigate on your first run. Later in the game, you might repeat the same section of track 30 times to get it just right. Obviously, people who are easily frustrated should not download this game thinking it's a straightforward racer.
While the gameplay is mostly solid, the graphics are not the best. Even with the recent addition of better antialiasing in the latest version, some animation is less than perfect. Specifically when leaning forward or backward, there are limited animation sets to show where your rider is positioned on the bike, making it difficult to gauge just how much lean to use. This becomes really apparent in some of the more difficult challenges because it takes precise movements to pull off certain track sections well.
Overall, MotoTrialz is fairly good stunt bike game, but is lacking in some areas. Still, if you like stunt bike trial games and can get past the less than perfect graphics, there's plenty of challenge and interesting tracks to explore.
MotoTrialz for all generations of the iPhone and iPod Touch is a full 3D, true physics motorbike trials game. Wheelie, jump and loop-the-loop through 27 fun and challenging levels packed with dynamic obstacles, moving platforms, seesaws & more.Climb steep slopes & negotiate tricky obstacles in true physics - you're not just limited to driving over a terrain!Earn awards for completing stages & compare your times with friends or the rest of the world with Openfeint Online Leaderboards.Features: 3D true physics environment. 27 fun and challenging levels with 3 stages of difficulty. Stages & Levels unlock as you progress. Intuitive controls (slider or tilt) Waypoints let you keep retrying the level so you can get used to the obstacles without starting over. Ragdoll collisions. Working bike shocks. Leaning controls your rider's position. Awards system Compete to be the fastest rider in the world using Openfeint Online Leaderboards. Free updates. Compatible with firmware 3.0 or higher.What's New in this Version (v1.2.0) New outdoor environment Name has changed to MotoTrialz Anti-Aliasing has been added Leaderboards have been changed from Agon to OpenfeintWhat's New in this Version (v1.1.0) Accelerometer support (with option to choose slider or accelerometer and sensetivity setting). Moved in-game lean slider more to the left of the screen. Icon / menu / graphics tweaks. Added 'personal best' time display underneath the current time in-game.Grab a copy while you can for only 59p (introductory offer for a limited time only !!)** More levels to come with free updates! **Featured By Apple !!REVIEWS *****Amazing (5 Stars)by czander on Nov 4, 2010Simply put, it's the best trials game on the platform!---------------------------------------------------------BUY BUY BUY! (5 Stars)by M3rda Monkey on 03-Nov-2010The best ipod biking game I have ever played. It has great graphics and lots of levels for each ability.---------------------------------------------------------Check out the gameplay video athttp://www.tooko.co.uk/mototrialz For more info on Openfeint Online please visit:http://www.openfeint.com/
What's new in this version:
New outdoor environment Name has changed to MotoTrialz Anti-Aliasing has been added Leaderboards have been changed from Agon to Openfeint