Mountain bike game apps have been around the bend and back but the developers are still continuing to improve when it comes to graphics and enjoy-ability. With that in mind, game makers have a specific target and they just focus on the audience and “feel” what they want to see in a particular app. Backed up by a big brand sponsor, the game is given a chance to be marketed and if it is good, will be widely used by the marks.
Feel the Rush of the Downhill & Catch Air using your smartphone!
Bike Unchained 2 lands in that sweet spot sometime in 2020 when mountain bikers are all locked up in their homes, quarantined due to the Covid 19, so they look upon technology to scratch that mountain bike itch.
Launched in September 2018, this is an improved version of the first part which was released in 2015. After the game play improvements, bugs and all the technical computer game lingo, this newly updated (March 2020) version 3.10.2 is quite entertaining and fun to use. They definitely had mountain bikers stoked to use the game during their down time. One finger tapping is required, but I use two fingers when climbing or pedaling up.
Players get to choose the bike parts to use. This gives the tinker boys enough creativity and freedom what frame, fork, drivetrain and wheel to choose for their downhill bike and slopestyle bike. This alone is time consuming already, but if you don’t have enough credit, it would just leave you frustrated with the items you have. You can pay for expensive bike parts (just like in the real world) but that does not mean it will make you a pro rider. You still need the skills to become number one.
The game gets technical and scientific with all the tweaks that you can do to your choice of parts. I really do not know if that affects the performance of your game play, but it consumes your time and some tend to geek about the minor adjustments (just like in real life mountain biking). But this is a tap tap game app: timing of the tap is everything.
Real life mountain bikers are honored and presented in Bike Unchained 2. Although they are mostly Red Bull athletes who are marketed due to their amazing bike skills, this gives the MTB fans information and a little back grounder on the bike idols. I really like how they put these MTB athletes in the pedestal and captured in this new media of advertising.
If you have fifteen minutes to spare, I suggest you download it and give it a try. The graphics and all that MTB jazz is quite heavy for it requires 1.7Mb of your memory space, but if it does not amuse you in any way or the other, you can always delete it. It is free, so why not?
Bottom line: If you have nothing else to do while waiting in line at your grocery store, this is one game app worth killing your time to.