Review BMX Extreme
Bike game that feels like a running and jumping game
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 16 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
No manual trick ability, ads
BMX Extreme for Android is a biking game where you jump over objects while you collect stars. The stars give you more points and you can track how many you earned after each level. In the game you can’t perform tricks manually, but when your character jumps, he does flips and different sorts of turns.
BMX Extreme is not a complicated game by any means. All you do in the game is jump and avoid objects. For that matter, the only real BMX thing about this game is that your character looks like he is using a bike. You can’t make it do certain tricks, and every trick that your character performs is random. The other bikes you earn are also pretty expensive, with the second bike on the menu a steep 2.99. These bikes have special powers and make the already easy game even easier. While we are on the subject of difficulty, I would also like to point out that I didn’t even manage to die until the third level and it was because I ran into a bush... Dang bush!
Some things about the game can be fun. The experience is pretty smooth and polished, and the controls work decently. I’m not fond of games that require excessive tapping and in order to get a good speed you will have to tap a lot on your movement joy stick. However, jumping is a simple affair with a simple tap on the right side of the screen, and it’s cool because sometimes in a jump you will hit a shoe on the map that takes you to another part of the level. You can also jump directly on poles that make you grind in classic BMX fashion... But Like I said before, it still feels like a running game with a few biking elements that are mostly automated. This game would have been a lot more fun if certain tricks you performed gave you a speed boost, or invulnerability.
BMX Extreme is a running game that looks like a biking game. Don’t expect any tricks or surprises, because you will be disappointed.