The bad news, however: there’s a good chance that MotoHeroz will make you want to smash your iDevice into millions of tiny pieces. In a good way. Mostly.
If you’re a fan of the likes of Trials and Bike Baron, MotoHeroz will be right up your bike track. Essentially, you accelerate, brake and tilt your way through various courses.
There are eight worlds in MotoHeroz, and each world has five courses with three stars up for grabs (natch). Unlocking new worlds demands that you achieve a certain number of stars in the preceding worlds.
Completing a course also earns gold coins, with which you can upgrade your vehicle. Cheekily, you can pay earth money in the amount of £2.99 to fully upgrade your vehicle from the off.
However, you have a different vehicle in each world, so that’s almost £24 to upgrade them all. Or, y’know, you could just play the game like a normal person.
Having said that, like Trials, MotoHeroz is exceptionally hard. Like, really freakin’ hard. I can’t remember the last time I swore as much; for the many hours I spent playing MotoHeroz, my flat was a strictly adults only zone.
Essentially, MotoHeroz expects you to get one star in each of the levels, upgrade your vehicle, go back and get two stars, upgrade your vehicle… and so on. Easier said than done.
The temptation is to go balls-out, but speed isn’t always the answer. For example, hitting some jumps at full pelt might see your vehicle collide with scenery, bringing you to an abrupt halt. Patience and practise are the key.
Similarly, it’s not all about racing in MotoHeroz. Some levels ask you to jump a particular distance, or carry an object to the goal without getting caught by rival vehicles.
There's a meaty distraction in the form of treasure chests. There’s one hidden in each level, and it’ll take hours to find them all. Indeed, finding them is one thing; actually collecting is another thing entirely. On the plus side, there are tons of coins inside.
And that’s MotoHeroz. It’s hard as fug, and really rather good.
- Looks good
- 40 tracks (and more on the way)
- Hours and hours of gameplay
- Brutally hard
- Seriously, it’s really freakin’ hard
- Pay to upgrade, hmm
Summary: MotoHeroz is challenging, absorbing, and utterly infuriating. Great stuff.
Developer: Red Lynx
Requirements (iPhone): Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.
Requirements (iPad): Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.