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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15

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  1. May 7, 2013
    9
    If you're looking for a racing title that's cheap, challenging enough for an adult yet easy enough for a kid to enjoy, this is a great fit. The races bring a little of that Mario Kart flavor, and the stunt parks are fun for gamers of all ages. A little more diversity in the tracks and another stunt park would bump this up to a 10.
  2. 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
  3. 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 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
  4. Nov 10, 2012
    8
    A surprisingly satisfying experience. Got it for 400 MSP, thanks to the Deal of the week, and it's been totally worth it. The presentation is totally fine, graphics are ok for the price and the gameplay itself is just addictive. Even though it's not a game I'm going to spend tens of hours with, it's still a great choice for anyone who likes polished arcade racers.
  5. Jul 22, 2012
    8
    This game might not be Forza 4 but for a Mario cart clone and the simplistic fun that comes with crashing into your friends and blowing them up, it's an enjoyable game for 800 MSP. It brings back the now forgotten four player split screen mode and local competitiveness. It puts the avatars to good use and the stunt parks you'll find yourself spending more time in than you thought. The Achievements gives the game some good replay value but even without it, it's 800 MSP, if u played it for one week and never again it would be good value. Solid 8/10 Expand
  6. 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 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
  7. May 23, 2012
    9
    Forget Sonic & Sega All Star Racing, you will found much more fun here!! Great Graphics, excelent controls, a lot of cool cars and you drive with your avatar!! Very very nice game. The multiplayer split screen bring a forever value replay for this game. Cheap and great, score of microsoft studios.
  8. Nov 10, 2012
    0
    A surprisingly satisfying experience. Got it for 400 MSP, thanks to the Deal of the week, and it's been totally worth it. The presentation is totally fine, graphics are ok for the price and the gameplay itself is just addictive. Even though it's not a game I'm going to spend tens of hours with, it's still a great choice for anyone who likes polished arcade racers.
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. Jul 26, 2012
    60
    It's not quite as good as we thought. [Issue#87, p.87]
  2. 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.