BMX Boy was newly released and having a great run in the Google Play Store. Call me old fashioned, but – as with Frisbee(R) Forever – I couldn't quite see how BMXing could be turned into an app. What can I say—I was, yet again, pleasantly surprised. Find out why by reading today's review.
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Features & Use
RunnerGames-Studios have brought out some great sports games in the past, but I was like WTF – if you'll pardon the language – when I first heard about a BMX game for the mobile market.
I quickly learned that the BMX Boy gameplay is both clever and simple at once. Controls run via two virtual buttons; the left button is used for accelerating and the right allows the BMX boy to perform jumps. You will automatically perform certain stunts that rake in points.
The levels are set up very logically: you ride in the same direction from left to right until you reach the goal. Of course, there are a number of obstacles along the way, including jumps and even wild animals. Some terrains call for grinding when landing, lest you lose your momentum.
There are stars scattered throughout the game field and by collecting them you will earn more points. Achievements await for those who manage to gather all of the trophies, don't lose any lives by running into an obstacle and manage to collect a sufficient amount of stars.
So in case you were thinking BMX Boy would be easy cruising—think again! The game is challenging from the get-go and call for concentration and a steady hand, especially when it comes to speeding up and jumping simultaneously.
The app has 90 levels and three different terrains to offer, and the devs have announced that more levels are in the works.
BMX Boy is fun, it's challenging and it's original. Be warned that the game presents a real challenge right off the bat and there's a lot of tension involved in the gameplay.
Screen & Controls
There's an explanation for the two virtual buttons on BMX Boy's start screen, and this brief intro is perfectly sufficient seeing as the game isn't all that intricate and the gameplay itself is simple. Using the buttons is thus nice and easy and the surroundings are always clear and easy to suss out.
Overall, the app is set-up in a straight-forward manner and runs fluidly.
Check out the screenshots to get see what the app's graphics are like.
Speed & Stability
The app may not contain super complex textures or graphics, but we were still happy to note that it runs very smoothly. BMX Boy is also stabile and doesn't lag at all.
BMX Boy is available for free from the Play Store. The app is hence funded by ad banners, but these don't interfere with the gaming process. Furthermore, there is already a good amount of worlds to choose from, and the developers claim that they will be adding new worlds in the future.