CrazyMoto HD offers a wild ride on the iPhone

When we went searching for a new game of the day, we were pleasantly surprised at what we found.  CrazyMoto HD by Hare is a game that offers the best iPhone gamer a bit of a challenge in control.   The game itself while simply a motorcycle game, offers features that are first class including

  • Realistic physics.
  • Destructible motor bike.
  • Realistic shocks.
  • Challenge mode.
  • Practice mode.
  • 80 levels, in FOUR distinct worlds.
  • All-terrain.
  • Real-time engine.
  • Different difficulties from easy to hard.
  • OpenFeint.
  • Game Center

What they dont talk about in their list of features is the wild destruction of the cyclist himself.  If the cyclist crashes too hard, body parts separate from each other scattering into many directions. Also, for the realistic physics, this seems to be limited to the riding and jumping, however, the control of those physics is so finely tuned that it makes it difficult to perform some of the jumps properly.

The Controls are relatively simple with back on left side of the screen, throttle on the right.  Leaning is controlled by adjusting the left or right angle of the iPhone or iPad.  Be sure to catch the stars along the way during your ride.  Most are high where you have to jump for them.

We found the game fun yet momentarily frustrating when we tried the same jump over and over with the same results.  We worked through this however after repeated attempts at the jumps and were able to complete the included first level of the game.   While CrazyMoto HD is definitely worth the look see, one will not be enthralled with the hidden kicker that makes this game a lower rating than our initial assessment. Upon completion of Level 1, we found that each of the successive levels is $1.99 per level.  While we like the game, the effects and the play, we were not enthralled enough with it to pay that much per level.

You can download the game from the Apple App Store at:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/crazymoto-hd-special/id476870574?mt=8

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Apples

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president — Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.