“ Genre: Racing / Driving / Rating: E - (Everyone) / up to 2 players / published by: EA - Electronic Arts „
I played Freekstyle recently and found it pretty good fun. It is an enjoyable motocross game that is more engergetic then most out on the market. It may lack some of the realism of other games in this genre but it more than makes up for that in the action-packed levels.
Freekstyle features six main courses. You can pit your wits against courses with canyons and burning forests amongst others. Some of these courses are about three minutes per lap which is pretty long but they are interesting enough. There are also three courses that allow you to perform as many stunts as you can within the three minutes. I think a few more courses wouldn't have gone amiss with perhaps shorter laps so that the tracks give a bit more variety and more replay value.
The game's graphics are not too bad, although the actual scenery and courses are not that realistic, but I guess the focus is more on gameplay than that side of things. It is quite bright so it's easy to see where sharp turns are on the course. The game itself moves extremely fast so you don't notice all the details in the background. But to be honest with that doesn't detract from the gameplay much as you are travelling at such speeds and concentrating on the racing.
The sound on this game is very loud from the noise of the bikes to the music in the background. Alot of the music played is rock music so not much variation, especially if you don't like this kind of music, but seems to fit quite welll with the style of the game. The bike noises are pretty realistic to dirt bike sounds in real life.
I liked the controls for this game as they are fairly simple to learn and the bikes handle pretty well when using them.
Overall, for me Freekstyle is the best Motocross game that I've played and I often play racing games with cars so this is a little different. It is very fast and action packed throughout and is challenging. However, the only thing is because the courses are difficult they should have put in more rather than making you race the same ones over and over again and fail at them. Still, if you can pick up this game cheap it's worth playing
Freekstyle for the Game Boy Advance is a freestyle motocross racing game where you play a racer and you have to compete to win races and you get bonus points for doing tricks. The game is very similar to the SSX series of games. It was released in 2002 and has been released for the PS2 as well. You can play the game either single player or multiplayer.
There is nine different courses for you to play and eight different racers for you to choose from each with there own advantages and characteristics.
You can play the game either circuit, free play or free style. Circuit is the main part of the game where you have to race to win competitions and trophies, on the race track you can go anywhere you want to and take any path you want. You get bonus points for tricks as well as speed boosts for doing tricks. There is over 100 different tricks to do so plenty of variety.
The soundtrack is pretty good as well and there is plenty of songs to choose from.
The graphics are not really that good but they are ok for what you need. The basic controls are pretty simple to use and learn but to do some of the more complex moves can be quite hard to do especially to remember the buttons.
The more tricks you can do the easier the game is as you get more boosts, the game itself fairly hard to win and the AI is not that bad.
The multiplayer is not to bad and is basically the same as the single player although you play the game in split screen mode.
Value for Money -
A fun game to play that you can pick up and get into very quickly although to master the game it takes quite awhile and a lot of practice. The game has plenty of variety and it will take awhile for you to get bored off.
My rating 7 out of 10
Freekstyle is not about being the fastest; it is about being freeking fearless. Battle the worlds newest aerial daredevils out of the turns, through the whoops, and in the air, and when it is all over, storm back up to the top of the hill