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The game is excellent, as it has been for years. I’ve played this game off and on for nearly 6 years, so here are some of the problems I’ve noticed. Back when the game was first released, you could unlock almost every bike, or pay for them separately. The ultra bike used to cost $8, which may be a little overpriced, but it was the best in the game. However, now to unlock these special bikes, you have to pay an outrageous fee of $100 per year, that’s $3.65 per day, meaning in 3 days you would have paid the old price. The developers may say that they’ve given us the option to get the thunder phantom in tourneys, but there lays the second problem, acquiring the wild wings bike. The only way to get it is from special tournaments, and to this day I have only been able to play in 4 (after grinding for a long time), and got parts out of two. After grinding for several months (about 6), I only have half the bike. This is outrageously slow progress. I’m asking the developers to stop being dominated by greed, and either make the wild wings bike easier to get, or allow the ultra bike to be purchased separately once again.
I used to play this a couple of years ago and loved it. I had done every level with three stars, so when I was looking at games and saw this, I instantly downloaded it. From what I remember, this game used to not be pay to win. The only things you had to buy was the super bike or the ghost bike. The acrobat bike was free if you did like 5 flips or something. Me and my friends used to play this and I remember a lot of people playing this, but now the developers have taken way to much advantage of this by making the game pay to win. Not just pay to win, pay a FORTUNE to win. They knew people played this and made a great game into one of the worst ones I’ve played in a while. Every second they are asking to to pay 7 dollars a week! If you played for a year, you would pay $364 USD! Yes, they do have a $100 dollar package, but with that money you could get so many better games. I understand that the developers are some pretty greedy considering that they put up fake reviews to reel people in, but really $100 a year? I would not recommend this game in a million years at this point, although if a developer reads this and realizes how bad their game is and would like to change the game back to how it used to be, I would surely play everyday like I used to.
I usually don’t write reviews but I have strong feelings about this. First, the concept of this game is awesome, and the playable ads were really fun, so naturally I to downloaded it, and I just seen the good reviews without reading the most recent ones. Big mistake. I would like to go on record and say that I don’t have a problem with in-app purchases, I understand people have to make a living. That’s not my issue: they should not be an integral part of the game, it should not be impossible to win without paying $7.99 a WEEK. Now, to be fair, I could just be an idiot and can’t figure it out, but I cannot make it past the second level with the regular bike. I tried the free trial to see if it’d be easier to win with any of the VIP bikes, and yep, won the first try, and the first try the level after that, and the one after that.. and it’s not like there’s a few bikes you can use without VIP, you have to pay to use ANY but the original, you can’t earn any of them. Conceptually this game is great, I was looking forward to it, but I cannot afford to pay $7.99/week for it with everything else I have to do, and I’m sure a lot of other people can’t either. TL;DR: You HAVE to spend money in order to have any fun at all
Around 3-5 years ago, this was the best game ever. I couldn't stop playing it, got all sorts of bikes, and when world tour came out I played it constantly. Never spent a dime, but I loved the game. Then, along came championships, which were a great way to liven it up with all these new bikes. It was lots of fun, until I realized I had to spend tons of money to ever hope to get anything better than 2-3 stars. Eventually I broke down and spent 5 bucks and what's I get? Some parts to bikes I'll never be able to finish without spending hundreds of dollars. eventually I stopped playing A few days ago I saw an ad and was like "that app still exists? Ok I'll play it lol" but when I logged in here's what I saw: a bunch of my progress gone, no improvements to crappy help settings, no "contact us" button, and constant pestering to buy a $8 A WEEK PRO VERSION. They took out all of the fun, achievement-type ways to unlock bikes and just moved to chest openings. They much deleted world tour. They pretty much ruined the game. I'm just glad I have it on my old iPod 4 still :D PS stop saying it's free for a limited time this game has been free for years and it's just tacky
After you beat a few levels there is a pop up wanting you to sign up for a “free” 7 day pass with everything unlocked. There is no way to exit this pop up without completely exiting the game and then restarting it. After you restart the game, after completing the next level you are asked again and again and again if you want to sign up for “free”. Look I understand they need to make money, but deceptive business practices aren’t the way to go about it. If you sign up for this all access pass or whatever they call it you have 7 days free. After that it’s 8$ a week. They also have monthly options. At least give me the choice of weather I want it or not without forcing me to exit the game to do so. Really hate when people try to cheat me out of money knowing darn well that people will forget to cancel before the 7 day trial is up. You can’t even access the rest of the game unless you either sign up, or completely exit the game and reload it. Then you will be constantly bombarded with this pop up that will not go away, wanting you to sign up. Very displeased with this game.
App Store Game of the Year in selected countries. 200+ MILLION USERS!
Drive your bike through amazing tracks with jumps and loops in this simple and fast-paced physics-based game.
Multiplayer! Challenge your Facebook friends.
Tilt your device to lean your bike and touch the screen to accelerate/brake.
- Single and multiplayer modes
- Earn stars to unlock new levels
- Dozen addictive worlds
- Hundreds of challenging tracks
- Simple controls
By the creators of the #1 game in the app store Racing Penguin
Free for a limited time!
Note: On the user created levels section, if you want to play more than 3 featured levels per day, you will need to buy a level pack. You can play unlimited free levels created by you or your friends if you have the code. You can also play unlimited free levels shared publicly on the internet by other users. Levels can not be created on a mobile device, instead go to www.bikerace.com
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- Subscription prices and durations: weekly $7.99 | monthy $19.99 | yearly $99.99
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