Joy Ride Turbo Xbox 360

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. May 24, 2012
    6
    A fairly enjoyable Mario Kart clone for XBLA , but not as polished or rich in content as Nintendo's classic racer . The tracks are fun and interesting , and it's nice to see avatars put to good use . All the usual game modes are here , from championships to time trials . A separate stunt park mode also attempts to keep things interesting . The biggest problem of course is that this shouldA fairly enjoyable Mario Kart clone for XBLA , but not as polished or rich in content as Nintendo's classic racer . The tracks are fun and interesting , and it's nice to see avatars put to good use . All the usual game modes are here , from championships to time trials . A separate stunt park mode also attempts to keep things interesting . The biggest problem of course is that this should have been a free game , a gift from Microsoft with premium DLC content . Somewhere along the line they changed their minds , giving us firstly a badly controlled Kinect version as a full retail release , and now charging 800 points for this new joypad friendly joyride. For free this would be a 9 / 10 , but at this price point - 6/ 10 Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    7
    I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH FUN THIS GAME IS!!!!! Keeping in mind it is a $10 game I went in with no expectations. The graphics are nice. They have a Looney Toons look in a way. The courses are well designed with short cuts and decent variety. I especially like the Chinese Dragon tracks. There a little on the short side and a few tracks are either way to cluttered in sections and oneI WAS SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH FUN THIS GAME IS!!!!! Keeping in mind it is a $10 game I went in with no expectations. The graphics are nice. They have a Looney Toons look in a way. The courses are well designed with short cuts and decent variety. I especially like the Chinese Dragon tracks. There a little on the short side and a few tracks are either way to cluttered in sections and one track is an actual raceway where you basically bounce off the wall but it is a good time none the less. But as a whole I really love the look. The power ups are standard for these types of games. Nothing really stands out and they do not have the glamour of a Mario Kart. They also do not seem to dictate who wins a race. They do not ruin the game either so it is a trade off. Since you use your avatar if you have complaints about the driver than....well? Sorry. The cars are a little to hard to unlock and the game is way to easy til the last series of races. Then it just gets annoying.Not hard. Just annoying. There is also 2 open world tracks for tricks and finding power ups. It is a decent add to the game and a clever way to upgrade your vehicle but it gets a tad boring after a while. But it is the only way to get the upgrades. The main problem with the game is there just isn't enough tracks. But it is $10. I would gladly pay for more but I doubt it will sale well enough to get them. Still a good game. Expand
  3. Dec 1, 2012
    7
    Check out the video review:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2KEXu1276E&feature=plcp Joy Ride Turbo is an Xbox Live Arcade Version of a Kinect launch title, Kinect Joy Ride. Kinect Joy Ride was widely criticized by critics for it
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Jul 26, 2012
    60
    It's not quite as good as we thought. [Issue#87, p.87]
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 21, 2012
    70
    Losing Kinect doesn't lost the joy of this ride. [Aug 2012, p.107]
  3. Jul 14, 2012
    55
    Joy Ride Turbo is a game that can be fun for a few hours, but the music is a bit boring and we can say the same thing about the variety of cars. The cars feel very slow and the circuits look too much alike, so unfortunately this game is only suitable for little kids.