“ Manufacturer: Microsoft / Genre: Driving & Racing / Release: 2009 „
Trials HD is a highly addictive motorbike game were you control a motorbike rider to complete tracks with various obstacles, ramps and explosives. There are over 50 tracks split into 5 categories beginner, easy, medium, hard and extreme.
You have to start with the beginner tracks and as you complete each you track you unlock more tracks in other categories and new bikes. Every time you complete a track your time goes on the global and friends leader board were you can see who is the fastest on each track. You also get bronze, silver, gold and platinum medals for each track depending on how fast you complete the track.
The most fun levels are medium and hard as the tracks are not to difficult or easy. I found the easy tracks too easy and extreme tracks extremely hard.
There is also 12 mini skill games where you try and get the highest score. My favourites are breaking bones were you have break as many bones as possible by jumping off your bike at the right time to go down a slope full of obstacles. Another is in flames were you bike is on fire and you have to go as fast as possible through a track full of obstacles before you blow up. There are global and friends leader boards for all the skills games.
There is also a track editor mode were you can create your own track and share it with friends. It's a little complicated and unless your going to spend hours and hours creating a track your track usually ends up bad.
The game has good graphics and is fun to play. The sound of the game is ok but could be better and the extreme tracks can get a little frustrating.
Overall Trials HD is a brilliant game, full of fun and a game I would highly recommended.
It can be found at the Xbox live marketplace place for 1200 Microsoft points which is about £9.99.
This game is a bit like one of those motorcycle games you can play online, but better in almost every way. There are different levels of difficulty: Beginner, Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme, and there is a tournament mode. Medium is where it starts to get difficult to get through the track without falling off once, hard it becomes really hard to get through the track, and extreme is too hard, so it's just not fun any more. The graphics are pretty decent, and the tracks are pretty cool. The game can get quite addictive, especially as there are leaderboards, so you're always trying to beat your friends times. There is also a track editor, where in theory you can make tracks just as good as the ones that the game comes with, however it's really hard to do this, but like I say, it is possible and really fun too trying to make a good track. I have attempted to make a couple, but like I say, they're not as good as the ones the professionals made, as you'd expect. You can also play the tracks your friends have made, which is fun. There are also unlockable mini-games called skill games, and these are where you try and get the high-score. For example there is a game where you have to bail at just the right time and fall down a big slope full of barrels and glass and logs, and try and break as many bones as possible. Another is where you get as high as you can up a ramp, and the higher you go the steeper it gets, which becomes really hard. These skill games are also made better by the leaderboards. With everything in this game there are bronze medals, silver medals and gold medals, so this is also like a target when playing. Overall one of the best arcade games on xbox live marketplace.
Few games out there are quite as addictive and gleefully insane as Trials HD, a title that by itself proves that downloadable little games can be as substantial and as thoroughly entertaining as games you'd shell out the full whack for.
You control a motorbike rider as he attempts to navigate a dangerous course complete with various obstacles, ramps and exploding dangers. Believing that simplicity is often the best policy, this game keeps things slight but is incredibly fun due to the myriad of ways you can destroy your rider, despite there only being a few button presses that you need to remember.
What's great is that anyone can pick up and play this game; the learning curve is such that a child could play through it easily on the lower stages, and then later on it becomes one hilariously convoluted, massively difficult attempt to keep your rider alive. However, it's so much fun seeing him die that a failure never really seems like a failure.
There are also tonnes of things to unlock, such as medals and other rewards, and though unlocking each track is itself not TOO hard, getting every medal and reward is a momentous challenge that'll take you days and days. Combine this with an intuitive and surprisingly complex track editor, and you have a game that is amazingly complex given how it's not being charged £39.99 for.
Admittedly, it's not an especially good looking OR good sounding game, but it has an old school charm that cannot be easily replicated, and the simplicity of its gameplay is really what makes it work. No big tricks; just old-fashioned, unpretentious explosions and violence.
There's an online leaderboard too, for those who want to test themselves against the rest of the world, and simply, I just hope they make another one!
Trials HD is a wonderfully addictive and incredibly frustrating game. For me this is what XBOX Live Arcade is all about as you can dip in and out at your leisure, perhaps in between weeping sessions depending on which difficulty you're at.
Difficulty in games is not a problem for me, what I do have a problem with is when people confuse poor game design for difficulty. When Lara Croft repeatedly jumps to her death, it's not because Tomb Raider is difficult it's because the camera is awful. What's great about Trials is that regardless of how difficult it is, you always feel in control, every fall, every crash and headfirst collision is your fault and an essential part of the game as you learn the hard way (usually) of navigating to the exit with a finger fearfully poised over the accelerator and a thumb over the B button which resets you on your bike after you crash. Which you will. Loads.
Once you get to a competent level in the game the joy far outweighs the rage even if those resets become more regular. No other game brought a wider smile or greater sense of satisfaction to me last year than Trials HD. XBLA's finest.
Trials HD is an Xbox Live Arcade game released in summer 2009 costing 1200 Microsoft Points (aprox. £8)
The aim of the game is to guide your motorbike through various stages and levels with various difficulty levels: easy, medium, hard and extreme.
Whilst the game is essentially a 2D puzzle game, there is no lack of great detail and excitement happening around you and in the background, the game is also of course in High Definition, hence the HD at the end of the name Trials.
The most fun levels are on the medium and hard difficulty settings as they provide just the right level of challenge, easy is far too easy and extreme is infuriatingly hard, which does take a lot of enjoyment out of the game in the end, as I always like to complete my games, but had to give up on this one!
Trials HD also features mini games alongside the main tracks, the mini game's are things like riding your bike off of a ski jump or seeing how long you can stay inside a rolling ball without falling off your bike.
All-in-all Trials HD is a very fun game that you'll get a good few hours enjoyment from, particularly as a group of friends, the social enjoyment of this game is huge.
Trials HD is an immensly enjoyable game to play. There are three difficulty levels ranging from easy to extreme. The medium levels are arguably the most enjoyable as they seem to flow better than the other tracks. There is a large variety of tracks throughout the game, roughly 50 in total. This keeps thing fresh as you progress through the difficulty levels. The aspects of the game are great, one minute you'll be hammering along a technical track and then you'll hit a explosive barrel resulting in a hefty crash if you don't stay alert to what's coming up. The flowing tracks are the most enjoyable but the different types of tracks do have certain things about them which just keep bringing you back.
As well as these tracks you have the capability to change your riders and bikes appearence. You can also create your tracks, in some cases the most rediculous things imaginable. Finally there are the skills games which are barrel load full of fun. These mini games range from seeing how many bones you can break by crashing to how high you can launch yourself off of ramps. Ultimately the game is great, although it does get little dull after completing most things. Definitely worth buying but the 1200 microsoft points it costs is rather questionable as to whether or not it is worth it.
Well after a long wait for some suggestions to come through Dooyoo, one of them eventually managed to be completed so here I am writing the review for the Xbox Live Arcade game Trials HD. When I first heard of the game I did actually wonder if it involved you being a judge in a court or something and certainly did not sound great! However I found it was a motorbike game and started to get interested in it!
I did decide to buy Trials HD and thought it sounded quite good. I would now call the game like a motorbike racing puzzle game! The main aim of the game is to get from one place to another in as quick a time as possible and with the least amount of crashes. However to get to the finish line you will have to pull off some cool stunts and try to stay on your feet (well bike) and trying to manoeuvre your way around the landscape.
The game is mostly great fun and very addictive and you will find yourself coming back to it for more and more. You will however get frustrated when on the hard difficulties especially on the last few levels are stuck on the same section about 50 times in a row and then realise how to do it and conquer it and then repeat the whole process again for the next section about 10 sections after it! However there are leaderboards to prove your times and you can also watch videos of how the top people did the level and can even see what buttons they pressed which can be helpful.
To get through the game you will have to use common sense and have lots of patience. You will need to work out that you should tip the bike forward when landing at this time and then reverse and then do a flip and then accelerate as hard as you can at certain points and you need to basically keep the riders balance while trying to get the quickest time - a hard task!
There is also a skill mode with a few minigame which is nowhere as good as the main game but is a good distraction. One of these involves rolling around in a giant ball and trying to survive for as long as possible!
There is also a level creator which is great fun and has lots of options and if you spent a little time you could make some great tracks to play on. One problem with this though is the fact that you cannot download anyone's custom tracks and only those on your friends list which could stop you from getting some awesome tracks!
The graphics are really cool and a mix of 2D and 3D and old and new. They work really well and the game looks great!
Overall trials HD is a brilliant game and lots of fun and one I would recommend!
The game is available for 1200 Microsoft Points from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
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