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Trials Frontier Update Adds Player Vs Player Mode in its Latest Update

Posted by Ellis Spice on December 12th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A ROUGH LANDING :: Read Review »

A new update has arrived for RedLynx's Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don't allow for restarts. At the end of each match players will be rewarded with PvP chips, which in turn can be traded to unlock tracks, outfits, and special items.

Justin Swan, Lead Designer on Trials Frontier, had this to say on the update:

The PvP mode is the largest in-game update in Trials Frontier, and will be the first time a true competitive Player vs. Player has ever come to the Trials’ Universe. We’ve worked diligently to create a PvP mode that lets players race each other asynchronously while also keeping the competitive Trials spirit alive. We’re inviting all of our players to come fight for a spot on our Legends Leaderboard for fame, glory and in-game winnings.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

A New Trials Frontier Update Awakens the Pumpkin King

Posted by Ellis Spice on October 28th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A ROUGH LANDING :: Read Review »

A Halloween-themed update has arrived for RedLynx's Trials Frontier, adding new skins and tracks courtesy of the arrival of the Pumpkin King.

The Pumpkin King, as he does, is causing havoc, so it's up to you to take him and his minions on across the world. The update introduces a 16-part live event, with smashing pumpkins being the name of the game. Players will also be able to unlock nine new bike skins and four tracks as they take on the squash plant royalty.

Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.

Crash Yourself Silly with a Major Update for Trials Frontier

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 13th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A ROUGH LANDING :: Read Review »

Ubisoft has announced that Trials Frontier is receiving a huge update. You will be able to crash in style with the ability to earn outfits in-game. Also, you can customize your bike to match your snazzy new duds with the new paint jobs feature!

As if that wasn't enough, Ubisoft has added the Home Shack, which functions as your home base and changing room, and 11 new tracks to ride, jump, fall, tumble, and explode on.

Trials Frontier is free in the App Store.

Update Includes:
- THE HOME SHACK: A place to finally call your own in the village. Also doubles as a changing room to manage all the amazing new threads you’ll be winning!
- BANANA TIME! Butch, Leroy, or Cassidy getting the best of you? Sabotage them with a slippery banana peel and you’ll be sure to win!
- NEW PAINT JOBS: The Flaming Tango was a huge hit, so we’ve added WAY MORE paintjobs for all the bikes!
- LOOT WHEEL LEVEL UP: Win massive amounts of coins, new tracks, outfits, bike skins, and OTHER THINGS on the loot wheel now when you complete a race!
- PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Love defeating your friends? Want to rub it in even more? Well now you can with push notifications alerting your friends when you pass them on the leaderboard.
- MORE TRACKS BABY! 11 new tracks from our track building experts, they just keep getting better!

Trials Frontier Review

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By Carter Dotson on April 18th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A ROUGH LANDING
Trials Frontier finally brings the famed stunt racing franchise to mobile, but how much does its free-to-play nature affect the game?
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Ubisoft Announces Upcoming Game Trials Frontier, Due Out on April 10

Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 25th, 2014

Ubisoft (courtesy of RedLynx) has announced a new game, Trials Frontier, which is geared towards bikes and time trials.

With a markedly dystopian background and graphics, the game looks to bring tricks and racing together with arcade elements like unique characters, attributes, and equipment upgrades. The game stems from RedLynx's Trials series, and is the first one to officially hit mobile.

Players will be able to gain access to bonus material by connecting to Trials Fusion, which is an upcoming console and PC title. Friends can be challenged, and there are social elements and leaderboards.

Trials Frontier is going to be free-to-play, and will be available on April 10.

Who Wore it Best? Gnarbike Trials vs. Bike Mayhem Mountain Racing vs. MotoHeroz

Posted by Jordan Minor on March 25th, 2014

With so many iOS games being so similar to each other, how can players know which is the best? "Who Wore it Best?," the new video series from 148Apps writer Jordan Minor, is here to help answer those questions.

In this first episode, Gnarbike Trials, Bike Mayhem Mountain Racing, and MotoHeroz fight for physics-racing domination.

It Came From Canada: Trials Frontier

Posted by Carter Dotson on December 12th, 2013
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For years, Ubisoft and RedLynx have taunted mobile gamers with physics-based racers that have been sorta similar to the acclaimed Trials series on console and PC, but not quite the same. But now there’s a mobile Trials game in Trials Frontier. Designed as a free-to-play game, it's currently undergoing a soft launch in Canada. So I strapped on my helmet, revved up my motorbike’s engine, and prepared to defy death for this edition of It Came From Canada!

Trials Frontier does not dawdle. Tired of games that keep away from the action for too long? So is this game. Trials Frontier gets players going right from the initial launch, eschewing even a title screen, as it sends players through a few levels and introduces the story’s antagonist, Butch, that players (as the anonymous Rider) must race against because Butch is a huge jerk. Like, he almost kills the Rider in a rock cave-in. That’s good enough motivation to help the people of the dusty village, as they too have been terrorized by Butch. Help them by riding a motorbike through various levels, completing different objectives like performing a certain number of backflips to impress a fan, and earn rewards to upgrade and buy new bikes.

Yes, there is a two-tiered currency here: coins earned for doing well and performing stunts, which can be used to buy bikes, and gems, which can be bought or earned and are used to skip upgrade wait timers and buy certain upgrade items without getting them as a reward for completing levels. Discovery of new levels is mission-based, though any level can be repeated at any point.

There is an energy mechanic, but it largely regulates the initial playing of levels, not restarting them while in the level. So yes, restart to your heart’s content, even complete a level. On the final screen where it shows the postcard with the final time and crashes, just hit the restart button again. This isn’t necessarily a way to grind for coins while cheating the energy system, but it is a way to repeat levels to get better times and better medals without having to use energy, necessarily. It’s easy to be critical of energy systems, but this seems to be an implementation that doesn’t get too much in the way of actually playing the game. As well, gems can be earned through in-game actions and as end of race rewards, so a relative free-to-play fairness, without impeding the core game too much, seems to be the order of the day here.

With this game soft-launching so close to Christmas, I almost wonder if this is an emergency test of the monetization just to make sure that everything is hunky-dory before a likely launch before the holiday iTunes freeze. So for non-Canadians and non-“Canadians”, this one might be in the hands of the general public sooner than later.

Trial Xtreme 3 Review

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By Blake Grundman on January 15th, 2013
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CRASH AND BURN
When more of the same just isn't enough. Trials Xtreme 3 doesn't quite pass muster this third time out.
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Nutty Fluffies Review

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By Carter Dotson on November 2nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CONTROLS ARE NUTS
Nutty Fluffies from RedLynx takes players on a literal rollercoaster ride but the player has about as much control as they do on an actual downhill rollercoaster ride.
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Now Free: Drawrace 2 - Temporarily Free

Posted by Jeff Scott on October 30th, 2012

One of the more innovative racing games we've seen pass our screens, Drawrace 2 is free right now. With amazing graphics and good replay-ability, why wouldn't you download it? Available for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, both free right now.

Now Free: MotoHeroz Goes Free for a Day

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 10th, 2012

MotoHeroz, the car-based trials like game from RedLynx/Ubisoft has gone free through tomorrow via App-o-Day. The iPad version MotoHeroz HD is also free. Grab them both, you will enjoy it if you like the trials genre at all.

MotoHeroz Review

By Carter Dotson on March 15th, 2012
MotoHeroz is the new trial racer from RedLynx, bringing physics-based action to their typical formula.
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GDC 2012: Hands-On With RedLynx's Latest Non-Trials HD Game: MotoHeroz

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 6th, 2012

While the world waits for RedLynx to make a mobile version of their most popular game on consoles, Trials HD, they had a new iOS title to show off: MotoHeroz. Based off of the popular WiiWare game, we got our hands on the game at Ubisoft’s San Francisco headquarters. Playing like a more involved 1000 Heroz, the goal is to get to the end of levels fraught with crazy loops, obstacles, and that familiar nemesis: bottomless pits. The game is laid out with a more traditional level system than 1000 Heroz’s daily races, where there are 6 worlds with levels to try and get three-star ratings in. There are also hidden treasure chests that involve creative driving to collect.

MotoHeroz boasts a more robust ghost system. There are ghosts for not just the next star rating to pursue, but also for the best ghost time for friends, though this was not working when we tested it out. RedLynx’s Pekka Kupiainen claims that the game will sync up the ghosts from both the iPhone and iPad versions of the game.MotoHeroz will release worldwide on the 15th, and will be available for iPhone and iPad.

1000 Heroz is now 0 Dollarz

Posted by Carter Dotson on November 25th, 2011

RedLynx's daily running trial game 1000 Heroz is steadily advancing toward its promise of one thousand different heroes to play as, one new each day. In order to keep the momentum of the game going, RedLynx has decided to make the title free to play on both iPhone and iPad. Free users only have access to the daily run mode, and a limited number of restarts. For the first three days, restarts are unlimited, but afterward, free users are limited to 10 restarts a day. Buying the full version for $0.99 on iPhone/iPod touch and $1.99 on iPad not only offers unlimited restarts, but access to the Adventure mode, which provides an easy way to go back to previous days and improve times and scores.

Previous owners of 1000 Heroz will be glad to know that they will automatically be upgraded to the full version upon upgrading. As well, there's a new cumulative 10-day leaderboard to reward those who keep on playing the game daily. Owners of one version of the game who wanted to check out a version on a different platform will not automatically get that platform's full version, but the high score posted to the leaderboard does sync up between platforms. This free update for 1000 Heroz is available now, and I encourage those playing to join the "The Portable Podcast" custom league.

DrawRace 2 Review

By Carter Dotson on September 13th, 2011
DrawRace 2 is RedLynx's sequel to their original line-drawing racing game, now with better graphics, more courses, a turbo mechanic, and online gameplay.
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