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  • Summary: The year is 2019. Roxanne and Slayter, the offspring of the legendary Rex Power Colt, are going to Vietnam War 4 to save freedom, and save the world.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jun 20, 2016
    73
    Trials of the Blood Dragon offers a fantastic challenge and features an outrageously funny storyline. However, the lousy platforming shooting elements and frustratingly difficult levels can seriously drag the gameplay experience down.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 23, 2016
    66
    If this game had nothing but driving, it would’ve been fine. But for some reason Redlynx decided to add on-foot levels that are exemplary bad: controls are wonky, character is likely to get stuck in the ground, and level design is bland at best. You literally have to endure playing through them – and they take as much as a third of the game. [Issue#211, p.60]
  3. Jul 21, 2016
    65
    Trials of the Blood Dragon is a confused concoction. The Trials gameplay is as solid as ever—RedLynx know their craft—but the side-scrolling levels are clunky and out of place. The whole thing feels like a waste of the Blood Dragon IP.
  4. Aug 9, 2016
    50
    The Trials component of this crossover came out swinging, with inventive level design and a host of enjoyable new mechanics, but Blood Dragon deserved better than this.
  5. CD-Action
    Aug 21, 2016
    50
    I hope next Trials game will be developed entirely by RedLynx, because the motorcycle levels in TotBD are as good as ever, but the rest is simply a foreign body. [08/2016, p.71]
  6. Aug 9, 2016
    45
    In the end, Trials of the Blood Dragon is a mess. The platforming is barely passable, and several mechanics feel terrible to use.
  7. Jun 22, 2016
    35
    Fascinating, but not in a good way. It's rare for a major publisher to release something that, for a significant part of its short length, feels so bad. Yes, the bike sections are standard fare for the series. RedLynx is good at making Trials levels, and has made a handful of them here. But their quality only serves to highlight how bad the other levels are. This is the worst Trials game. It's also the worst Blood Dragon. Neither series comes out of this partnership looking good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 17, 2016
    8
    The game is a more relaxed version of Trials. It is definitively easier to play (easier to stay on the bike, and you can die and still unlockThe game is a more relaxed version of Trials. It is definitively easier to play (easier to stay on the bike, and you can die and still unlock the next level). Like in Far Cry Blood Dragon, there's some mini animated retro cutscenes between missions with a voluntarily totally illogical story-line and some just as cheesy (and funny) sentences. Levels are highly dynamic, everything falls and explode as you go, with some really psychedelic events happening all the time, playing on gravity, etc. They also keep throwing you in different vehicles, different environments and making you do new things so that you do not get bored of repeating the same thing over and over. They also added some shooting sections which add to the gameplay. Unfortunately, it is quite short (completed in 2 sittings) and not offering lot of replayability. It's not meant to be a challenging game with high scores and such, just an arcade style campaign that you can play through and go along for the ride.

    After having a blast completing the game, I go online to praise it and am really surprised to read that everybody hate it.
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