Super Bike X is a very simple game but it does require a certain amount of skill. It’s skill that comes with repetitive playing. Upon starting, you get to choose the color of your biker and his bike which is actually pretty fun. It allows you to personalize him so you can have more of a connection with your player. After that, the fun begins! The game is filled with obstacles that you have to guide your biker over. They include hills, rocks, and jumps. You use the arrow keys on your keypad to decide how much acceleration is needed.
This is a game that can be played for a long period of time without ever getting sick of it. That’s because the farther in the game you go, the more challenging it becomes. If a person doesn’t accelerate fast enough or lets their biker tip too far one way then their biker will crash. It’s fun to redo certain parts until you master how to maneuver the keys to make the biker survive the course.
This game is fun because it doesn’t require luck. It’s actually a game the requires a lot of thought and skill. You have to calculate how fast you need to take on each jump and each hill in order to be successful. It’s a very basic game. All that’s needed are the 4 arrow keys. They propel the player forward and backwards. Sometimes you’ll have to send your player backwards so that you can accelerate in order to clear the jumps. Once in the air, the two side arrow keys are used to either lean the player forward or backwards. This helps with getting the landing right.
The game is actually very basic when it comes to the graphics. The scenery changes slightly but basically looks the same throughout. That’s because the focus is on the skills required to be a biker. The game gets progressively harder as you make it through the course. I like this game because I can set my own pace. I’m not racing with a clock or forced to go fast. Some parts of this course require the biker to go slow in steady in order to make it the farthest. One of the cool aspects about the graphics is how realistic it looks! Some of the trees that blow in the background look very realistic which really helps the players to submerge themselves into the game and feel like they are the player.
There are only a few things that I don’t like about the game and would change. I would have liked to see the addition of checkpoints through the game. That would mean that once a person crashes on their bike, they wouldn’t have to start all over again at the beginning. Instead, they would be able to start over at that checkpoint that they made it too. It would make the game a lot easier to stick with throughout. I also wish that more points were able to be accumulated when making a really big jump or conquering a really big hill. I feel like there should be a reward in the game for doing more. Finally, it would be nice to be able to switch up the scenery. Right now, the whole game takes place in some sort of forest. There should be options such as a waterfront area, a busier area in the city, and other options like that.
Overall, this game is a great little game to pass the time with. I saw myself getting better each time I played. After an hour at it, I have made it to level 2! It’s exciting to see that I picked up on just how to maneuver my biker to get him to go the furthest. I really like this game and I would recommend it to anyone that’s looking for an arcade game that helps them be a part of the world of extreme sports. [arcadegame]