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  • Summary: From the Kinect Joy Ride creators comes Joy Ride Turbo, a controller-based arcade racer delivering precision handling and crazy stunts and promising more thrills, speed, & mayhem. In the new Stunt Park, you’re free to show off. It’s a vibrant playground for your car - jump off cliffs, shootFrom the Kinect Joy Ride creators comes Joy Ride Turbo, a controller-based arcade racer delivering precision handling and crazy stunts and promising more thrills, speed, & mayhem. In the new Stunt Park, you’re free to show off. It’s a vibrant playground for your car - jump off cliffs, shoot from a cannon, & more. Plus, explore and find collectibles that unlock cars – giving you an edge for faster races and death-defying tricks. Race new tracks, old favorites and 3 modes of play: Battle Race, Pro Race & Time Trial. Challenge family & friends to local 4-player split-screen or race up to 8 on Xbox LIVE. With Joy Ride Turbo, everyone’s in the driver’s seat in this madcap kart racer. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    80
    Is Joy Ride Turbo worth checking out? Absolutely! It doesn't reinvent the wheel and actually seems quite content to imitate the standard Mario Kart formula. However, that formula is pretty well realized, and even without an interesting license to back it up, it's a lot of fun to play with friends.
  2. May 29, 2012
    78
    Joy Ride Turbo isn't perfect, but does wind up delivering a more satisfying racing experience than its predecessor. It controls far better with an actual controller than without it and is delivers a lot of fun. The only qualms I have with it are the sterile world, busy work caused by searching for car parts, and forgettable music.
  3. Jul 9, 2012
    76
    Finally a fun racer with a great local multiplayer mode. Despite some sound issues and a flawed online experience, Joy Ride Turbo profits from the Kinect cut and delivers a fine racing game.
  4. May 23, 2012
    70
    This time around, it feels like an actual game and not just an extended tech demo. If you can shift down your expectations somewhat (and give up your dreams of breaking any land-speed records), Joy Ride Turbo delivers a solid arcade-racing experience.
  5. Jun 22, 2012
    60
    Joy Ride Turbo gets rid of motion controls and adopts the digital format, allowing it to become much more accessible and fun immediately. Due to its limitations, it's more recommended to children and casual gamers.
  6. Jun 12, 2012
    60
    Joy Ride Turbo is a good karting game that eliminates Kinect from the ecuation, thus improving control. However, it is still too simple and lacks content, and doesn't bring anything really new to the genre. Despite this, it can bring quite a lot of fun.
  7. May 31, 2012
    50
    It's a competent racer that could have benefited from better race and track design to make the experience a bit more enjoyable. Bland tracks, similar variations on popular power-ups, and no real sense of accomplishment for unlocks makes for a very boring racer indeed, and the lack of development into the game's one truly fun mode is a crime.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 29, 2019
    10
    It’s a good game in my opinion. The speed and items make it really fun for solo or coop. It’s basically Mario kart for the 360. Don’t knownIt’s a good game in my opinion. The speed and items make it really fun for solo or coop. It’s basically Mario kart for the 360. Don’t known why people hate this game but again it’s fun Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2019
    9
    Fun game! I didn't enjoy the game play too much (-_-) But it is a fun game otherwise.
  3. 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 driveForget 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. Expand
  4. 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 themThis 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
  5. Jun 18, 2020
    8
    $10 download. this is pure fun and nobody dies. I would expect more depth for $50 or more but this was a bargain. standard controller works$10 download. this is pure fun and nobody dies. I would expect more depth for $50 or more but this was a bargain. standard controller works very well. love the drift Expand
  6. 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
    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
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  7. Apr 16, 2018
    3
    Sous ses dehors assez repoussants (graphismes 256 couleurs niais et gogols) destinés à singer les produits Nintendaube du genre, Joy RideSous ses dehors assez repoussants (graphismes 256 couleurs niais et gogols) destinés à singer les produits Nintendaube du genre, Joy Ride Turbo n'est pas si mauvais avec son action débridée sur les quelques pistes fantaisistes proposées. On se tire la bourre avec une IA agressive mais plutôt cohérente et on apprécie la conduite survoltée -et encore perfectible- mais très sujette aux dérapages spectaculaires.... qui remplissent la jauge de turbo !

    Les bonus récoltés aux hasard se révèlent hasardeux tandis que plus on avance, plus les voitures sont puissantes sur les 3 catégories disponibles. La dernière est carrément exagérée et devient très fouillis et très confuse alors que les courses partent vraiment dans tous les sens. Le nombre de circuits demeure en tout cas limité, ce qui conduit à un sentiment de répétition non négligeable.

    Enfin, malgré les graphismes simplets et neuneus, le jeu n'est même pas en 60 im/s... il peine même à soutenir les 30 la plupart du temps ! voilà donc ce petit jeu indé limité qui n'a pas réinventé la roue et qui n'est pas très doué non plus.
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