Newly self-aware, I.R.I.S. the martial-arts wielding assassin motorcycle, has begun a cross-continent escape to freedom. I.R.I.S.’s only ally is her engineer Pablo, who gets conscripted into the quest after his pant leg gets caught in her chassis. Hunted by the psychopathic motorcycle S.P.I.K.E. and a multinational weapons cartel, I.R.I.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (179 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014
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“Busting at the gills with an absurd amount of charm.”
Official Xbox Magazine

“I was easily sucked into its silliness.”
Game Informer

“I loved seeing LocoCycle through to its zany finale.”

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Newly self-aware, I.R.I.S. the martial-arts wielding assassin motorcycle, has begun a cross-continent escape to freedom. I.R.I.S.’s only ally is her engineer Pablo, who gets conscripted into the quest after his pant leg gets caught in her chassis. Hunted by the psychopathic motorcycle S.P.I.K.E. and a multinational weapons cartel, I.R.I.S. and Pablo face long odds, but they are riding for ‘Murica and freedom - so how can they lose?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 32-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10 GPU w/256megs VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows HD Audio
    • Additional Notes: DirectX9 GPU not supported
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX11 GPU w/1gb VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows HD Audio
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Bought the game in a sale, 10/10. I dont say something like that about many games.

Booted the game up at around 1am, stopped playing at 5am. Dont know where the time is but I completed it. 1h more for the last achievments, means 5h for 100%ing the game.

If you like crazy ♥♥♥♥(and this is crazy ♥♥♥♥) you will love that game.
Gameplay is great(Xbox360 Controller), Graphics are perfect for this artstyle and the live-action movies between the stages are hilarious! The monologue from that bike and Pablo are really funny and entertained me the full game through.
Had a smile on my lips for half the time.

I played it with 64bit mode and had not one FPS drop, crash or any serious bug. It's a very polished game.

The only con i have is that gallery unlocking. That was annoying as hell. A+B+Right+A+B+Right, repeating 200 times or so.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
You gotta give them credit for making something different.
Overall its okay. The game kind of lost its charm somewhere in the middle.
Gameplay gets repetitive. The live action movies are interesting I suppose.
Neat little game, worth a try.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Short ok game for those who play almost anything. Almost takes longer to unlock bonus features then to finish the game, takes about one evening to do everything. You can complete all the achivements even if you're not OCD..!
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192 of 222 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
I really, really liked LocoCycle. It was a fun game. Clearly I'm in the minority based on the overall reception the game has got since release but I really liked it.

Just to get this out of the way -- I don't recommend the game to you or to anyone because I'm in the minority on it. A lot of people didn't like it. The core gameplay loop is pretty shallow (you get a shallow spy hunter clone, a button-mashing brawler element, some analogue stick rail shooter sequences, and then a few other surprises that I won't spoil here but they're similarly sort of shallow but still awesome and out of left field). So if you're looking for a deep, replayable game, it's not here. Despite per-level leaderboards and a score attack element, I don't think people will be coming back to this.

However, I found the game consistently funny (lots of puns, lots of deadpan humour, tons of reference humour, lots of great visual gags in the gameplay, it's so hilarious), it was always introducing new enemy types and patterns so that any shallowness in the gameplay was made up with sort of consistently new things, there are so many different gameplay genres including the second last boss fight which basically made me drop my jaw when it happened I couldn't even believe it. I thought the 30+ minute long B-movie that provides the game's live action scenes was funny and enjoyable. I thought the audio was excellent, with great performances by the Prague Symphony Orchestra. It ran well on my computer, it looked great in a cartoony way in motion (not so much in screenshots).

As with every Twisted Pixel game, there are hundreds of unlockable concept art bits, pitch videos, production shots from the live action movie, and historical stuff--including a sneak peak at their next game which seems to me to be ambitious.

I think the game succeeds at what it sets out to do. It took me about 4-4:15 to finish the game with all upgrades, A grades on most levels, all achievements, and look through all the concept art and stuff. This is not a long game. But I feel absolutely like I got my money worth out of it. I'd place it above Comic Jumper in execution, and personally I was pretty burned out by the end of Ms. Splosion Man. That being said, I liked Gunstringer and the Maw more. I continue to think that Twisted Pixel is an interesting studio doing interesting work and I'm glad they're around. While I think LocoCycle worked, I hope their next project manages to find the right balance between core gameplay that appeals to other people and their own unique style.

I uploaded 40-ish screenshots. I put spoilers on most of the later game or live action shots. Feel free to take a look at any shots I've uploaded if you want to get a sense of the game. I wouldn't recommend spoiling yourself if you plan on trying the game.

Please do not mark this review as "not helpful" just because you have heard this is a bad game or disagree with my recommendation. Mark it as not helpful if you think I didn't do a good job representing the game's strengths and weaknesses
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59 of 78 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
It may not be pretty, fun, or interesting in any way, but I'm glad they decided to make this game take up 15 gigs by not compressing their horrendously unfunny FMV cutscenes.
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133 of 205 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
I paid $2 to warn you that this is one of the worst games I've played in recent memory. Don't let my sacrifice be in vain.

Seriously, I don't care how you feel about Twisted Pixel's other games, or if you liked Road Rash or other combat 'racers', or what. This is not good. It is not fun. Nothing was fixed from when it was the turd jewel of the Xbone's console launch until it was shoved out the door onto Steam months later to desperately try and make some money back on this abomination. The game is ugly, it is repetitive, it opens with a friggin 12 minute cutscene, and it has no respect for you, your time, or anyone involved in making it.

Do not purchase, period, easily one of the bottom ten games on Steam that isn't just a broken mess.
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51 of 72 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2014
Funny concept, but there's just not enough actual game in this thing to justify buying it. Button mashy, extremely linear, might be worth picking up at a tenth of the cost.
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50 of 73 people (68%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
It's not the greatest game in the world, but it sure as hell tries!!

Honestly, I don't even know where to begin with this title. I'll be honest when I say that my love for superbikes and motorcycles in general got in the way for me to pick this title right up with no initial reviews or expectations except that it had a bike in it... pretty much never having heard of it in development at all and simply saw it released today, I figured, "Why the hell not? It's got a slick looking bike in it...".

But boy lemme tell you, was I in for a surprise!

First and foremost, the game is a cinematic-spectacle with explosions going off in the game just about every 5 seconds (gameplay included) as you take command as I.R.I.S.: an extraordinarily advanced female-AI motorcycle. How advanced? You ever seen a motorcycle pull Brazilian jujitsu moves on a helicopter?! Yeah... THAT advanced! What a personality IRIS has got on her too... I imagine she must be some sort of distantly removed cousin of GLaDOS--the bubblier, more naive cousin who likes to talk about movies, wants to visit Scottsburg, Indiana, doesn't understand Spanish but pretends she does. Trust me, if and when you play this game, you'll completely understand what I mean...

The game itself borrows SO many different game mechanics, I don't even know where to begin with. If you've played Spyhunter, you've probably played this game before... except just as a motorcycle, that's it. As a motorcycle... wholly, the game plays like one of those oldschool arcade racers: Cruisin' USA, Ridge Racer, and Out Run come to mind. It even borrows elements from another unsung classic: ROAD RASH!! Yeah! It even copies bits of Road Rash at some point in the game! Yet further on in the game, I was constantly surprised by multiple other game mechanics that pop up. At times you're dodging things like in a Frogger game. Or button mashing like a beat 'em up--again, it's SO hard to say this game is ONE thing because it does ALOT of things at once or in various degrees throughout the game, and actually does them pretty well to make one hell of an experience.

FYI: there are quick time events in this game... ALOT of them, which also add into the rest of the expansive repertoire of game mechanics this game has got going on. And I'll be honest, I'm not that big a fan of QT-events, and I was all, "Ah man, REALLY??" When they first showed up, believing they'd be very gimmicky or add nothing to the game; I again was surprised as to how effective they felt and were implemented in the game. This of course could just be subjective and someone else could disagree with me, but in my experience, it was pretty solid.

There's nothing groundbreaking going on in the title except that it has a certain charm you can't dislike about. For instance, there's alot of pop culture references in this game, most of them based off movies. And I mean particularly old movies: Men In Black, Big Trouble in Little China, Ski School... oddly enough I've yet to hear a single reference from Short Circuit, but I haven't completed the game yet. Instead, what I got going on here is to let everyone know what I've experienced so far, and it's a pretty awesome game. Again, it's not THE GREATEST title you'll play, but it does what it does very well and you'll have a blast of a time watching all the action sequences which rival up to the likes of some Pixar movies.

In short, the game is charming, it has moments where its made me laugh out loud and it's one of the few motorcycle based games out there that puts a "CRANK IT TO 11!!!" Looney-Tunes type spin on some spectacular action sequences... I'm still wrapping my head around the fact I watched a motorcycle take down a chopper Zangief-style with its front wheel!!

Though I recommend this game, it definitely won't appeal to everyone and that's a shame because a game like this? Taken seriously? You're probably doing it wrong and seriously need to reassess your priorities in where they lie, because you can leave all your serious business at the door before stepping into LocoCycle's house. When you show up at this game's doorstep, prepare to leave reality behind and go back in time to that magical Saturday morning's cartoon weekend we've probably all lost touch with in this jaded age of ultra-competitive gaming going on these days. It's nice to know that a game like this is out there, because I couldn't imagine a world without LocoCycle; I mean I could, but it would probably be a little bit more boring.

I'd sit here and finish the game outright, but I got errands to run, a family to take care of--but once I've got some free time to myself again, I'm hopping right back in and see what else this fabulous little game has got to offer! And so should you!

6:32PM Update =

Finally got around to finish the game and it takes about 4 hours give or take how fast you're able to get through some of the levels, though the pacing seems pretty consistent, so I'm sticking with my guns on this and saying 4 hours. Wow.

Just. WOW!

As the progression gets further, the relentless amount of action (and even more explosions) never lets up pretty much all the way through to the ending, but it's not about the ending that gets me. It's the journey. Because from where I last left off, again, there were even MORE pop references from movies, but also other video games that LocoCycle shamelessly dishes out with comical effect, making the smile on my face wider and wider the more it got me reminiscing on my childhood past. The devs behind this game REALLY knew where to pull my heart strings on those little details!

At this point, I feel like if I drew this out any longer I'd just be wasting your guys' time, and that I might be spoiling some things about this game that you should really experience for yourself. This truly is an awesome experience of a game, and for 10 bucks, you can't argue with how much thought, care and effort was put into this title.

Check this out for yourself, people. Because I had a blast playing this through from beginning to end!
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30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Though it's obvious the developers had plenty of fun in creating the game and the FMVs, the fun isn't translated to gameplay. It's mostly filled with quick-time events and extremely simple buttonmashing that barely qualifies as combat. It's absolutely not a racing game like the tags suggest. One or two somewhat fun moments aren't enough to save it from being a lackluster game.
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
Again Twisted Pixel is showing us what crazy things they can put together, and this game is not short of the craziness they are known for. LocoCycle is one of the best games I have played in a long time. Maybe it's because I am simple minded, but I like games that are great fun and not filled with complexity. I had a big smile plastered on my face when I played this for the first time, it was everything I could have hoped for.
I have had the pleasure of playing this on XBLA as well. The only differences between that one and this PC version is the smoother fps and nicer graphics making this version look even more beautiful than its XBLA counterpart.

Took me 5 hours to beat and collect everything, wich is not bad for a cheap downloadable title. I still think the game was too short as I was enjoying it so much I hated to see it end. :D

The only few gripes I have with this game is the lack of creating a save game. So if you felt like starting over with no upgrades or test your skills with playing the game with not a single upgrade it's not possible. Only work around is disableing cloud syncing, wich also disables saving so there is no posibility to select a level and try again later.
Also the game becomes way to easy in the early levels when you hit like a mad truck.
Having difficulty settings would also have been nice, with more and tougher enemies.
Some of the minigames is way to easy when you know what you need to do, it would have been better to have different options in the minigames so you are always guessing what to do next (Pablo's minigame comes to mind).
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
I've witnessed a motorcycle:
-Piledrive another motorcycle
-Shoot down multiple battleships
-Shoryuken a helicopter
-Pull off midair martial arts
-Traverse warheads a la Just Cause 2
-Battle in the style of Street Fighter
-Ride above water
-Combat mechs
-Eat ice cream
-Imbue the elements into its wheels
-Throw cars
-Use an innocent man as a sawblade
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
LocoCycle is an insane game that that offers a fresh experience, but it remains interesting for only a couple of hours. Thankfully, the length of this game isn't very long as well, but it still manages to become tiresome before it's completely over.

So, the story is pretty crazy. Your motorcycle gets struck by lightning and breaks free while a mechanic is stuck to your rear wheel. The story is so over the top that I will just let you experience it yourself. That, and I don't want to talk about it in-depth, because it makes no sense in any kind of way. You'd only be confused, trust me.

Your motorcycle can also fight off enemies so while driving you'll regularly battle with enemies, and your stuck mechanic will help you with this. Add some QTEs, aerial combat, mini missions and boss fights to it (among some other things) and you have Lococycle. I know, it still doesn't make any sense.

The graphics are ok-ish. They're colorful and get the job done. The framerate regularly dips though (just for 1-2 seconds), and I have no idea why because it's no Crysis 3 and nothing spectacular is happening on-screen. Still, I can't complain here.

The voices are annoying as hell. Your motorcycle will talk, your mechanic will talk, and not just a few sentences, but the whole time. Basically non-stop. None of them are funny and it really just hurts the game when it comes to quality. I can't even remember what the music sounds like because of the constant chit chat. Annoying. Really.

LocoCycle is a fun game for the couple of hours that it lasts, but please don't ever make a sequel, Twisted Pixel. We don't need it. And I don't want it. It's just that it tries to do something different and I usually appreciate that. But it makes no damn sense if you think about it (or just play it).

[Rating: 62/100]
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
It had everything to be awesome. We are on the same page as FC3's Blood Dragon. Great pitch, crazy-♥♥♥ what the ♥♥♥♥ universe, dark humor and absurdity. They shot some of it live, they pushed the cheesy button to the max. They've done it all.

Yet, it only last about half an hour before it goes into plain gaming nonsense. Beat'em all are usually pretty damn repetative, this one is no exception. To make you forget that you just mash buttons with no clear goal in life and waste your time, they give you cutscenes, some kind of story, sometimes puzzles to fiddle with, etc. In Lococycle, the story in itself is a trap and we knew that before even buying the game : the story is a (good) joke. So no story to counter the button mashing boreness. But there are cutscenes right ? Yeah, to tell what exactly ? So puzzles it is ? Nope. None. Zip.

Yet, there are the dialogs between Iris and Pablo. That's 90% of the fun you can expect to dig out of the game. But past the tenth time they shoot the same exact joke at you, you may start to feel a little bit too much bored.

In fact there's nothing else to do except mashing buttons in any order you may please. If that's your thing, just forget everything I said and make sure to buy the game. If you just like good games, I suggest you shouldn't.

To me they've messed up the most important part of their own trip.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
LocoCycle is a story about a newly-self-aware combat motorcycle, I.R.I.S. wanting to enjoy her newfound independence by taking a road trip with her best friend in the world, her mechanic, Pablo. It's actually kind of touching, in it's own way. Unfortunately, she's not exactly sane, and her translation software has been damaged, so Pablo can't get her to understand that he's not enjoying the trip.

"Arcadey" is the best word to describe the gameplay. Aside from the persistent upgrade system and game length, this would absolutely feel right at home in an arcade cabinet. It's a combination of Road Blasters style combat driving and shooting, God of War style combo-based brawling, and some (actually fun, not horrible) Dragon's Lair style follow-the-prompt events. There's a great variety of enemies and locations, stretching from the jungles of Nicaragua to the American midwest.

The intro and in-game cutscenes are all live-action bits in the best B-movie style. You're either going to love that or hate it, I expect. They're suprisingly well made and acted, funny, and exactly as cheesy as they should be. Robert Patrick (the T-1000) plays your equally unbalanced arch-nemesis, S.P.I.K.E., another motorcycle. Freddy Rodriguez plays the ace mechanic Pedro, being equal parts hapless victim of circumstance and quick-witted survivor. The legendary Lloyd Kaufman even gets a cameo in the opening movie.

If arcade-style fun is what you're in the mood for, I recommend it completely.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
Super campy fun that is drenched in both pop-culture, and video game references from the past 25 years.

Really short, (maybe 5 hours - but lots of unlockables to replay for) but given it's production value of live action mixed with gameplay, and the sheer entertainment you'll get out of it, its price is a non-issue. Totally worth it if you have a love of action games, and actually have a sense of humor.

I give it 3.5 homocidal motorbikes out of 5
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
The FMV sequences have about the same production values as a porno.

The premise is ridiculous.

There might be some promise in here for a good sense of humor or fun game play ... I'm hoping that whatever it is, it comes soon.

I'm intrigued enough to play it for a little longer, but so far ... it doesn't look very promising.

On the bright side, it's in the indiegala bundle and so it was pretty cheap.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
So I own this, and the question is, Why? This game is what happens when you mix peyote and cocaine, I think. Live action with a bunch of D-list actors and what I can only describe as the most insane plot for a game that I have ever played. My only problem with this game is not the crazy- its the lack of good gameplay. If they would've spent just a bit more on gameplay and less on "comedy", this would've easily been quite fun. As it is, its mediocre at best. 5/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
What. The Heck. Am I. Playing.
That was my first reaction at this game. Certainly not the most gorgeous graphics, an apparently dull gameplay... I almost quitted it. But I kept playing and now - 3 hours, countless kilometers and even a dozens of killed midget later - this friggin' silly game is one of my favorites. Still wondering what the heck am I playing, but I'll be damned if this is not funny as hell.
Also, Freddy Rodriguez's constant crying.
Also, the hilarious movies.
Also, Tom Savini & Robert Patrick & James Gunn.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
Alright so after playing The Maw, 'Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, Ms. Splosion Man (on the 360)
this is the first Twisted Pixel game i play on PC (using controller) so i don't know how the controls feel on keyboard.
But this was the best game they have made to date, i had a blast playing, watching and unlocking everything in this game.
Now i just want more LocoCycle!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
The premise is funny, but the gameplay isn't. And the game takes up more than 15 gigs, which is ridiculous.
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