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  • Summary: UTP is stunt bike racing game set in sunny and colorful beaches of California. Mix tricks, flips and combos more than ever before. Compete on more than 50 levels, in various modes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    80
    With a competitive Freestyle mode, Urban Trial Playground would likely have earned itself a spot in the roster of local multi games I play with my roommates. I would have loved to compete with them for high scores in UTP’s impeccably designed courses. Unfortunately, UTP’s multiplayer only offers the lesser of its two modes, which means I’ve had all the enjoyment there is to have with it. I’ll think fondly of it, but like those ’90s Capri Sun commercials, its days are past.
  2. Apr 4, 2018
    80
    Urban Trial Playground may not reinvent the stunt bike wheel, but it does provide an extremely fluid and inviting arcade experience for Switch owners. Tactile controls and pacy, highly replayable levels make this an accomplished cut-price racer package.
  3. Apr 6, 2018
    78
    An impressively enjoyable take on the Trials formula that'll appeal to those who find Trials too frustrating. However, if you take your dirt bike tricks seriously then you should stick to the classics.
  4. Apr 5, 2018
    70
    While it’s nowhere near the level of quality of Trials Fusion, it still provided some genuinely fun moments.
  5. Jul 16, 2018
    67
    If you just want something to jump in and out of without any commitment required, Urban Trial Playground will more or less do the trick. If you want anything more than that, you’ll probably have to wait until Trials Rising in February, but until then, this will act as an okay stopgap.
  6. Jun 2, 2018
    60
    Urban Trial Playground may be not as deep or demanding as its model, but it offers enough challenges to have a good time playing it, as long as you can pass on its poor visuals and level-design.
  7. Jul 13, 2018
    50
    An average arcade game for relaxing after a long day that will entertain you for a while but in a few days, you will forget about it. The core of the game is fun, but after playing for a while you are facing stereotype and boredom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was a fan of the 3DS Urban Trial games and didn't know until later they had even better versions on PS4/XB1/PC/etc. I fell in love with the simplicity of the concept. Its easy to learn but has quite a bit of nuance to master. For anyone who is new to the series its like an on rails physics puzzler with dirt bikes and stunts. Almost gives me a bit of a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater feeling. I love the laid back music and theme of the game. The locations are beautiful and look great on the Switch screen and on the big screen. Playground for Switch is a great pick up and play game at a fair price. Perfect when you only have 1-15 minutes to spare or if you want to spend hours trying to unlock everything. It really fits right at home on the Switch. My main gripe about the game is that I wish I could restart a level without having to wait for load again. When respawning after a crash the game is very fast but if you want to restart even before you've hit the first checkpoint you have to wait a bit. The loads are fast so its a very small gripe. I also wish there were more unlockables but maybe there will be more after I beat it. If you are considering buying the game I would just go for it or wait for a sale. It's already really cheap on the eshop and I think almost any gamer could enjoy it. I hope they bring more to the Switch with even more levels and customization. With so many digital games coming to the Switch in it's first year it would be a shame to see this gem get lost amidst all the releases. I gave this a 10 because it's exactly what I wanted. Try the demo and see how you feel about it. Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2018
    8
    As a big fan of trials series, my first impression of this game is not bad. I am enjoying it. Pricewise it feels a bit pricey, but overallAs a big fan of trials series, my first impression of this game is not bad. I am enjoying it. Pricewise it feels a bit pricey, but overall decent game. Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2018
    8
    Kilka lat temu ograłem UT Freestyle na Nintendo 3DS i mogę odnieść się do zmian jakie zaszły w UT Playground. Pierwsza część wypełniona byłaKilka lat temu ograłem UT Freestyle na Nintendo 3DS i mogę odnieść się do zmian jakie zaszły w UT Playground. Pierwsza część wypełniona była trudnymi technicznie zjazdami i podjazdami. Nowy tytuł na Nintendo Switch to już typowa pozycja arcade na nabijanie punktów. Oczywiście, aby zdobyć highscore należy nauczyć się jazdy na jednym kole i łączyć tricki w combo. Jeśli gracz będzie chciał przejechać level z lewej na prawą to po prostu to zrobi. Kilka przeszkód i ramp będzie stanowiło lekki problem, ale po kilku próbach uda się dojechać do mety. Twórcy dodatkowo w każdym poziomie dodali wyzwania, które spowodują kolejne powtarzanie level'u, np: ukończ bez rozbicia się, wykonaj kilka backflip'ów lub frontflip'ów, utwórz combo trick'ów na określony rekord... itp. Dodatkowo należy też zebrać określoną ilość żetonów stanowiących walutę do kupowania części dla motocykli i ciuchów dla kierowcy. Cenne krążki umieszczone są głównie w łatwo dostępnych miejscach (np. za rampą), więc łatwo je ominąć i trzeba się wracać. Dosłownie w kilkunastu przypadkach są trudniej dostępne (trzeba wykonać wysoki skok) i wtedy należy powtórzyć kilka prób na jego zdobycie. Każdą mapkę zrobiłem na 100% zbierając pięć gwiazdek, wszystkie żetony i wyzwania. Tym co napędzało mnie w Urban Trial Playground była jednak tabela wyników innych graczy. Kilkadziesiąt razy powtarzałem poziomy ucząc się jazdy, techniki i tras, aby osiągnąć najlepszy wynik. Jeśli złapiecie bakcyla arcade i wkręcicie się w nabijanie rekordu to na jednym level'u można spędzić nawet dwie godziny. Gra ma w tym momencie efekt „jeszcze jednego razu”, a po nieudanej próbie „jeszcze kolejnego”. Po pół godziny wmawiałem sobie, że już kończę, a i tak grałem dalej. Wracałem też następnego dnia aby wykręcić lepszy wynik, także tytuł pod tym względem wciąga. Zwykłe przejście gry nie zajmie dużo czasu, ale wbicie się na dobre pozycje w rankingach może być naprawdę trudne. Aktualnie konsola pokazuje mi, że z Urban Trial Playground spędziłem 15 godzin lub więcej. Grałem przed premierą, a później już po dniu wydania wróciłem poprawić swoje rekordy bo ktoś mnie pokonał.

    Najnowsza część to też zmiana klimatu. Akcja gry przeniesiona została z ponurych miejskich, robotniczych lokacji do Kalifornii, gdzie na motorach wykonujemy ewolucje na rajskich plażach z palmami oraz między domkami na przedmieściach. Gra ma ponad 50 poziomów i do samego końca coś jeszcze może nas zaskoczyć. Wspomnianą ilość należy jednak podzielić na pół, gdyż tą samą mapę możemy przejechać na dwa sposoby: przejazd na punkty wykonując tricki lub na czas pędząc ku mecie. Architektura poziomów jest różnorodna. Cisnąć na jednym kole będziemy po rampach ustawionych w basenach kalifornijczyków, po motorówkach w porcie jachtowym, po dachach domków jednorodzinnych, skalistym wybrzeżu, deptakach, różnych parkach, ślizgawkach, ciężarówkach... można by wymieniać długo.

    Niestety, gra ma też wady. Doczytujące się dane i tekstury w menu gry, a także przed rozpoczęciem planszy nie wyglądają ciekawie. Kilka razy tytuł też się zawiesił i wyrzucił mnie do menu konsoli. Na szczęście jest to gra arcade z szybko ładującymi się level'ami, więc straty w postępie gry praktycznie nie ma i wyłączenie tytułu w najmniej odpowiednim momencie nie jest aż tak dobijające. Problem pojawił się kilka / może kilkanaście razy i trochę drażni. Z tego co wiem nie tylko u mnie, więc jest powtarzalny.

    Urban Trial Playground jako pozycja arcade spisuje się dobrze. Gra wydaje się być idealnie skrojona pod stacjonarno-przenośną konsolę z szybką rozgrywką. Można pojeździć krótko w trybie handheld'owym lub na dłużej masterować rekord na większym ekranie z konsolą w dock'u. Odejście od formuły poprzednich części z trudnymi technicznie podjazdami przyśpieszyło rozgrywkę, ale na tej konsoli wydaje się to być zaplanowane tak, aby grać gdziekolwiek, kiedykolwiek i ma to sens. Zmiana lokacji na kalifornijskie, jasne, rajskie plaże to też dobry ruch, aby grać poza domem.
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    Grywalność - 9/10
    Grafika - 7.5/10
    Dźwięk - 7/10
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    Ogółem - 7.8/10
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  4. Apr 17, 2018
    6
    Another decent Trials clone. Far less polished than the Xbox / PS4 Trials series but still fun for a short period of time. Not only because itAnother decent Trials clone. Far less polished than the Xbox / PS4 Trials series but still fun for a short period of time. Not only because it becomes repetitive quite quickly but also because it takes just 2-3 hours to complete the game. I only played it in handheld mode and the graphics are pretty blurry, not very nice to look at. 20€/$ are a bit much for this game but if you are into this kind of games (Trials, Joe Danger etc.) you can definitely have some fun during a long train ride or while watching TV. Just don't expect too much or wait for a sale. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2018
    5
    Gameplay: In Urban Trial Playground, you are put through a series of stages and are suppose to dodge obstacles, perform tricks, attempt not toGameplay: In Urban Trial Playground, you are put through a series of stages and are suppose to dodge obstacles, perform tricks, attempt not to crash while on your motorcycle. When I first saw some footage of this game, I expected it to be like excite bike for the NES, in way. And even though I believe it is similar, the game play has one major issue. The controls are really wonky and directions are a bit unclear what to do. In the game, you are suppose to perform tricks by driving at high speed of ramps or by jumping. However the controls are the bicycle movement really awkward and usually result in crashing. I will admit, it is funny to see your guy face smack into the concrete, however after many attempts with unclear directions, it gets really frustrating and you start to notice that its the control layout that is the problem. You got your accelerate, brake, reverse and all the movements you expect out of driving a motorcycle, however the transition to the joycons doesn't always work out and definitely feels really odd at times. Now, i eventually did get used to these controls after a good amount of time, but it takes much longer than it should. However, once you get the hang of it, it's pretty enjoyable for a little while. The gameplay doesn't really change much or offer any other challenge. There are a ton of levels to pass so there definitely is a good chunk of game here, but it gets repetitive really fast and you can start to lose interest. There is an option that allows you to play with a friend through many of the games levels, it's not a four player co op mode, but a neat little option if you have a friend over.

    Performance: In handheld mode, I noticed that the screen resolution looked kind of blurry and fuzzy. I then thought to myself, that's really strange, maybe the resolution would be improved while docked. Well, I was wrong. Shockingly, the resolution is barley improved at all even while docked. There is still a weird blurriness on the screen that looks almost identical to the resolution while in handheld mode. That is absurd, I can understand that some games have lower resolution in handheld mode because its not extremely power, but looking almost exactly the same while docked? I'm not going to sugarcoat it, it looks bad. I really hate to say this about a game, but it's the truth. I'm sure this was most likely not the intention of the developers, but people aren't going to be fond of a game that looks like a TV covered in plastic covering. I really don't like being that harsh, but people must know the truth and I hope the developers will fix this issue. Now let's talk about some of the glitches and bugs are in this game. The only glitch I have discovered so far, is the frame rate issue. Sometimes the game looks like its running a decent 30 frames per second and then suddenly the frame rate drops a lot. This doesn't occur in every single level, but in a good amount and it's not like a little buffer, its a full giant frame drop that really becomes an eyesore. When you're trying to accelerate as fast as you can, you do not generally want a massive frame drop.

    ETC: As you play though more levels, you can earn some in game currency. This currency can be used to cosmetically redesign your biker and bike. With the biker, you can buy him or her some new shirts, pants or shoes. They don't affect the game play at all, but it's a nice little choice to have. Now the way you customize your bike, does affect the game play a lot. You can buy a good amount of new bikes that have different level stats. Of course the best ones are the most expensive so save your currency! You can also customize the paint job of your bike, this only adds a new look, nothing else is affected.

    Overall: Overall, this was a game I truly wanted to enjoy because it reminded me of an updated version of excite bike, however the ending product was a game that felt rushed and needs some patching up work. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the game at all, I did have some fun, but what's there gets repetitive. I feel like this game should be really fun and enjoyable but I guess the developers need to address some issues. I give Urban Trial Playground a 5 out of 10. I guess if you are a little kid and want to drive a motorcycle for a few hours then I recommend this game, however if your not then I would double think your decision to purchase. Unless there are some serious patches released. If there are patches released that address these issues, then I think Urban Trials Playground could be a much better experience.
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  6. Apr 7, 2018
    2
    Thought i'd snap this up and risk taking one for the team. It's pretty damn poor people... Not unplayable bad, but it's bad, although my 5Thought i'd snap this up and risk taking one for the team. It's pretty damn poor people... Not unplayable bad, but it's bad, although my 5 year old will get an hour or so out of it.
    The GRFX are blurry as a vasolined mirror and the skill ceiling is at ground level. The frame rate on some levels is also well below 30.
    The ghost you will race to beat your best time unfortunately only races your last attempt. This resulted in me numerous time beating the ghost but not beating my quickest time. It's a massive oversight in a game like this.
    There are 25 generic levels that get rotated twice for both a time attack and trick attack mode. I can't emphasise the word generic any higher here..
    The only saving grace is my child may find it mildly entertaining. Steer clear of this until it's on sale in a few months.
    I paid $30AUD
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  7. Feb 25, 2019
    0
    The controls are horrible. Never before have I played a game with such bad controls. The motorcycle is completely unresponsive and pulling offThe controls are horrible. Never before have I played a game with such bad controls. The motorcycle is completely unresponsive and pulling off wheelies are almost impossible because of the crap controls. Expand

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