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  • Summary: Urban Trial Freestyle challenges players to push their risk-taking to the absolute limits to deliver maximum stunt rewards. The game's nonstop action is complemented by a host of features including trophies, multiple game modes, leader boards, rider and bike customisation, and much more.Urban Trial Freestyle challenges players to push their risk-taking to the absolute limits to deliver maximum stunt rewards. The game's nonstop action is complemented by a host of features including trophies, multiple game modes, leader boards, rider and bike customisation, and much more.
    With slick urban detailed graphics and an innovative physics engine fine-tuned for fun pick-up and play, the game has been specifically engineered to get the most out of each platform.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    76
    Urban Trial Freestyle’s greatest strength is that it’s available for just around $5. With 20 levels, an entertaining course editor, and a console-comparable experience available on the go, Urban Trial Freestyle is a great value for the competitive gaming souls among us.
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    75
    It’s simple but deceptively deep and addictive. It’s not the definitive title in the series that will turn naysayers into fans, but at a modest $6.99, it’s a good distraction to have on the go.
  3. Sep 1, 2013
    72
    A worthy addition to any eShop purist's game library. [Oct 2013, p.75]
  4. Jul 12, 2013
    68
    A solid Trials Evolution clone with challenging level design and an underutilized editor.
  5. Sep 4, 2013
    65
    If you’re looking for a portable Trials game, Urban Trial Freestyle isn’t a bad alternative. However, the track designs could have been a little better, and I’m appalled at the lack of multiplayer. A motocross game is a perfect example of a game to play with friends, but apparently the developers didn’t think so.
  6. Jul 16, 2013
    64
    Not too bad while it lasts, but it doesn't last long.
  7. Sep 13, 2013
    20
    I really enjoyed the previous versions of this game but the 3DS version is sadly just not worth anyone’s time.

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  1. Jul 15, 2013
    9
    So far the best game I've played on my 3DS. I always like this sort of obstacle-bike games. Graphics and controls are great and the levelSo far the best game I've played on my 3DS. I always like this sort of obstacle-bike games. Graphics and controls are great and the level editor extends its replay value. 3D effects are really good. It's got that addictive quality about it, making me try just one more time. Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2013
    8
    I bought it first day with 20% discount, very addicting game especially level editor. Great graphics and 3D. Music and sounds are ok.I bought it first day with 20% discount, very addicting game especially level editor. Great graphics and 3D. Music and sounds are ok. Definitely a solid 8! Only thing it lacks is level sharing via QR-code or something. Highly recommended to anyone by me. Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    7
    A good game, if you can get it on sale. I beat the game after a few hours and have never been back. The lack of multiplayer kills itsA good game, if you can get it on sale. I beat the game after a few hours and have never been back. The lack of multiplayer kills its potential to be worth its full price. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2015
    7
    Urban Trial Freestyle follows a very simple concept that has been used before in flash games, but includes more detailed levels and betterUrban Trial Freestyle follows a very simple concept that has been used before in flash games, but includes more detailed levels and better graphics. I started playing it without any expectations, and really enjoyed it. It can be completed in four or five hours, but collecting all the money, getting 5 stars on all missions, and beating your friends' scores can keep you playing for longer.

    The graphics are good, and the 2.5D design works well with the dynamically changing levels. Each level responds as you drive through it, usually with police getting in your way or structures collapsing to form ramps. The one level design element that I found annoying is the jumping platforms, which are introduced later in the game, and seem to be designed to kill the rider repeatedly rather than propel him to new areas.

    There are four tracks in each of the five worlds, and also two brief tutorials and five challenges (each of which has its own rules and its own track). Each track also has two modes, race and stunt, which are unlocked separately.

    In race mode, you'll race against the fastest ghost of whichever leaderboard you have selected: global, friends, or self. I felt that global was out of my league, but I had a lot of fun trying to beat my friends' fastest records.

    The stunts consist of long jumps, high jumps, precision jumps, and speed checks at certain parts of each track. The rider will do tricks during many of the stunts, but these are purely cosmetic and happen automatically. You can instantly return to the previous checkpoint with no direct penalty, which is great for trying to beat your friends' high scores in stunt mode.

    Each track has $5000 in bags of $500, $1000, or $2000 hidden along it. This money can be used to buy functional upgrades for your bike or cosmetic upgrades for your rider. There aren't many customization options, so I found the bike upgrades and rider appearance system lacking.

    The bike's engine noise gets repetitive quickly, but you can turn the sound down in the options menu. The soundtrack is decent, but nothing outstanding.
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  5. Jul 11, 2014
    7
    Great motocross trials game on the go. Looks really great on 2DS screen, has some very solid level design and I really liked the urban-theme,Great motocross trials game on the go. Looks really great on 2DS screen, has some very solid level design and I really liked the urban-theme, with rough music and sound effects. The only things lacking are actual content (only 20 courses plus some extremely wicked challenges; only basic customization options) and some missing multiplayer features (lack of rankings, high scores integrated with friends list, etc.), but the game is cheap and with its rock solid physics engine the 3 hours I spent with to complete all the courses passed in no time. Highly recommended! Expand