Indie Games Spotlight for May 20th, 2012

By mancide, 6 years ago
Toy Stunt Bike 2 brings back more of that micro-sized desk-based Trials action.

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The micro sized motorbike game returns will all new tracks and locations, two player split screen racing and the opportunity to build, race and share your own tracks with the easy-to-use track editor. Play and rate hundreds of tracks made by other players.

RELEASE DATE: 2/14/2012
GENRE: Racing & Flying

Offline players 1 - 2
Dolby Digital
What could be better than a trials game where my avatar can jump a mini-motor bike with his Mark V Flaming Avatar Helmet? Nothing, I say, nothing.

This is how I introduced everyone to Toy Stunt Bike back in June of 2011. I feel I need to revise that statement slightly. Toy Stunt Bike 2 is better, but because it brings more of the same avatar stunt bike action we all came to love in the first iteration with numerous improvements to the formula.

In Toy Stunt Bike 2 we now have split-screen local competitive multiplayer. The only thing better would have been Xbox Live competitive mutiplayer, but lets face it, sometimes being able to trash talk a local competitor is tremendously better than just being able to do it over Xbox Live.

We now have the ability to build our own custom stunt bike tracks. This in itself is a huge upgrade to the features over the original game, but they have taken it one step further. You can also share and download other community created tracks over Xbox Live!

The replay value is here as well, as each track has three objectives for you to complete. Complete them all in one go, or complete them one at a time by replaying the course over and over. You need to complete a score goal, and score is earned by blasting big air, flips, and wheelies over the obstacles in your path. You also have a time based goal, which is gained by keeping the hammer down and your momentum up as you tackle the course. Lastly, three flags are hidden in each level, and you will gain a third trophy for collecting all three (again, in one run or over multiple runs).

For only 80 MSP Toy Stunt Bike 2 gives you a ton of content, the ability to create even more content, and kept everything we loved from the first game. I highly suggest this to all Trials addicts out there, and even to those of you who find Trials a little too intimidating. Toy Stunt Bike 2 finds itself at the top of my 2012 Indie Games list.

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Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.