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 (155 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.”
Gamespot

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About This Game

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Really good game guys!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
If you like Twisted Pixel's other stuff, this weird title is right up your alley. Not the best, but it's worth a play and its not super long. Give it a shot.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ keyconfig. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ keyinput timing. ♥♥♥ joypad
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Nice and funny. Oryginal concept for kids. Not for PC gamers (does not realy work with Keyboard).
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5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Crazy arcade game with funny story and tons of bonus content, but ONLY playable with controller.
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
All signs pointed to this being unenjoyable for me, but hell it was cheap, and as we know Valve have complete dominion over our finances during the Steam summer sale.

Anyway, I played half an hour and was put off by the cringeworthy videos and surprisingly poor graphics (there are some good character models but the general scenery is reminsicent of a PS2-era title). I pushed on though and I'm glad I did! For some inexplicable reason, despite the fact that I dislike on the rails games, quicktime events, cringey comedy, button mashing... I found this really, really fun to play.

The ridiculous combos, though very easy to pull off, are a lot of fun and it's satisfying, in a 'channel your inner 8 year old' kind of way. Seeing a motorcycle leap off the group and kick the crap out of enemies in a pseudo-Transformers fashion never gets old. The gameplay is pretty varied in general and though Twisted Pixel walk the line of overusing mechanics, they don't quite cross it.

IRIS is a good character with entertaining dialogue, though Pablo wears thin quite quickly, unlike his trousers. Some of the acting is atrocious in the video sequences and the jokes within them will miss more than they hit, but clearly Twisted Pixel were going for a campy, 90s-apeing style of comedy, so I can't be too harsh.

The game is smooth to play, with a clean interface and hardly any bugs. I once managed to turn Iris 180 degress after hitting a wall but it quickly sorted itself out, and bar one game crash, that's really it in terms of the technical side.

Pros
+ Fun in a pure, childish way
+ Skill trees add a sense of improvement and choice, and encourage you to keep playing
+ IRIS is no GLaDOS but still has some funny and generally enjoyable dialogue
+ Good campaign length -- the game doesn't outstay its welcome

Cons
- Reading Pablo's subtitles whilst driving -- poor game design!
- Limited replayability
- Sometimes a little too easy and simplistic
- Weak graphics, in spite of huge file size (no doubt due to the live action videos, which do look nice and crisp)

All in all, I can't even rate it out of 10. This isn't a game that can be summed up in a concise, empirical manner; some people would find it to be a 2 or 3, others a 7, 8 or even 9. It is a weird game, and in many ways a poor one, but if you can grab it in a sale, and you've got the HDD space, then give it a spin. Or a cycle, even.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
So!
LocoCycle.
LocoCycle...yeah.
It's great fun. I can definitely give it that. You're a talking motorcycle, and you have machine guns, wheel-to-hand/door/flying-bloke combat training, and that's not to mention that you're also insane and completely unable to understand the Spanish mechanic being dragged along behind you. Quite often, this leads to some brilliant exchanges between the bike, named I.R.I.S, and her 'friend', Pablo. I.R.I.S will often speak using references and quotes with completely no idea what she's referencing, meaning that at one moment you'll be listening to Pablo begging for his life and telling her (in Spanish) that she's insane and should stop so he can free himself, then the next, I.R.I.S is ranting about 'Scottsburg, Indiana' and insisting that she has the need for speed.
Major exposition is done via live action cutscenes, which genuinely surprised me, however the acting isn't...the best. It's a bit like most attractive actors: Looks great, sometimes can be surprising in its context, but then when it gets down to the actual acting...well.
Let's just say it isn't the latest Quentin Tarantino flick.
Ahhhh, what else is there...?
Oh yeah, the fighting.
Most combat revolves around bike-to-car combat, involving machine guns, melee combat (if you can get near enough), and if the situation calls for it, a 'counter': Pressing a button at the right time to perform a rather smooth animation of I.R.I.S bashing her opponent in the face, or Pablo performing something he more than likely saw in a movie. There's other enemies apart from sedans and jeeps, including jeeps that throw molotov cocktails, trucks that can only be defeated by countering their missiles repeatedly, motorcyclists, and your male counterpart, S.P.I.K.E.
Now, the first thing you'll notice about the shiny spiky chopper is just how sinister he actually looks. Almost a bit over-the-top, to be honest. As far as story goes, I.R.I.S and S.P.I.K.E were being shown off to world leaders so that they could buy them and use them for military purposes. However, looking at their styling, you would almost think that some scientist somewhere was designing I.R.I.S so that she would go rogue, even going so far as to paint the female motorcycle purple so she looked more feminine. He also must have had a sick mind, because he also made her quite curvy.
Basically, Motorcycle Scarlet Johannesen.
Anyway, the encounters with S.P.I.K.E are fairly infrequent, almost boss fights in a way, and all of his lines are voiced by the other fictional killing cyborg, the T-1000 (Otherwise called Robert Patrick). A wise choice, to be honest, since who else would be a more befitting voice for a hunter-killer AI than the original hunter-killer AI? The interactions between I.R.I.S and S.P.I.K.E show the actual differences in tone; I.R.I.S requests he doesn't 'trip out', and he threatens to send her straight to the junkyard. Fairly moody, to be honest.
So, besides the good, there's always the bad.
As mentioned before, the live-action cutscenes aren't exactly the greatest, so we know about that.
Sometimes, the camera can decide that you want to look over there and not where you actually want to look (Also, the camera can't really be moved. Like, at all.)
Most major setpieces are, unfortunately, quick time events.
And most unfortunately, this is NOT, I repeat, NOT a full PC port. You will actually have to have a wired controller for this, and all attempts to play the game using a keyboard are made more difficult via the use of 'Press A' or 'Move the analog stick this way' prompts that the game likes throwing at you. If you don't have one, but still want to complete the game, you're out of luck: Pablo's repair mini-game requires the use of the Right Trigger, and do you see a trigger on your keyboard?
No?
Thought as much.
So, while I really, REALLY reccomend this to anybody with a wired Xbox 360 controller, I'm just not able to say it's the greatest port of all time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Only worth it if you're going to play with a controller. I was having a pretty good time and then for no really good reason they decided to stick a set of timed minigames into the middle of a level, the third of which seemed impossible to do without a controller. I decided to humor it, but then the game wouldn't immediately recognize my controller when I turned it on, and when I restarted it it put me back about 20 minutes worth of gameplay, which was when I decided I was done with the game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Take classic Outrun, make it almost casual button mashing game and pour absurdist humor all over it, including full motion video between chapters. You'll get satisfying fun short non-stop action casual game. It's worth its $2 I bought it for.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Bad Game. Gameplay is boring, graphics are ugly and frame rate is ♥♥♥♥, repetive (just mash b and press a to jump to a different enemy). Humour is lame.

This would be have been reasonably well received on ps1, got poor to moderate reviews on ps2. And as an Xbox One 'exclusive' this is embarrasing.

Lastly, I run most games at 1080p, some at 1440p including high end shooters. This game engine is so poorly optimised it won't run at 1080p with a solid frame rate, yet looks about the same as ps2 era games.
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36 of 71 people (51%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
OoooOOOoo, this game so much more awesome than one can imagine. An arcadey motorcycle racing game, nothing to impossible or mind numbing, just good ol fun with an awesome story to wrap this present and for the bow is voiceacting from Robert Patrick (The T2 Cop guy). An epic story of legendary proportions await all those who step forth to take on the daring gauntlet through the levels of Lococyle. Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Movies Owner makes Toxic Avenger) teams up with many others including a bear local favorite Tom Savini (Holds a black belt in awesome) to make one of the best gaming experiences in a short game thats about 4-5 hours in length. Tons of bonus features that bigger games should have from behind the scenes footage, to cast photos and concept art. The music is BOSS level, done by the Prague Orchestra, this game doesnt mess around, everything is HARDCORE! Lococyle is in the heart, its in the heart.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $14.99
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Feel free to disregard this review, I think I played this for all of 20 minutes, but let me tell you - that was enough.

I don't care how much Tom Savini and Lloyd Kauffman you wave in people's faces, a bad game is a bad game. The humour feels utterly forced and the "wackiness" and "zaniness" is just too much to bear.

The game itself looks and sounds pretty nice I suppose, but the "gameplay" as far as I got was press A, then X a bunch of times, then A if something flashes! Oh, you can hold down B for little while now. If you like. No. No, I don't like. Add in that you trail along a character who only speaks Spanish, so you have to read the subtitles while trying to play. Flip this game. Flip it right up its gaping bottom.

You may say that it's my fault for not playing on - you'd be right, but consider that anyone designing a game should make someone want to keep playing. This made me want to gnaw my own wrists.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
LocoCycle was an Xbox one game that eventually found its way to PC but will you want to play it ? In LocoCycle you play as Iris. Iris is a motorbike/War Machine. One day when a lighting strikes Iris becomes self conscious. A mechanic named Pablo tries to fix her up. While fixing her Iris sees a commercial for the freedom rally which takes place Scottsburg Indiana so she decides to take Pablo with her and go to the freedom rally while the creators of Iris try to stop her with another bike named Spike. So how is LocoCycle ? Its actually quite fun and simple to play. The game is played like a car driving beat em up, You go down a high way and theres enemies trying to stop you. The game does switch with boss fights which are fun to play through. Now the game does have a difficulty spike and it really shows. So now through the pros and cons. The game is incredibly funny. The conversations between Pablo and Iris are hilarious but there is a big problem. Pablo only speaks Spanish and you have to read the subtitles to understand what hes saying which is quite hard when racing through the highway in high speed. The game has great and smooth gameplay and its fun to beat up people as a bike. The game also has a few problems. Some minor bugs and its quite short too. And if you are going to play this game Whatever you do play with a controller because a keyboard is a death sentence. Overall LocoCycle is a great game and i suggest you check it out. I give LocoCycle a 7/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Of all the sentient motorcycle games I've ever played, this one has to be the best of all. The gameplay does get a bit tiresome after a while, but fortunately the game ends shortly after. Short and sweet, it's just a lot of fun!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
That was a whole lotta fun. Simple, but not too simple of gameplay that varies enough, but controls well that is full of good humor. Great pick up.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
didn't like it,outdated graphics, mediocre at best.

Graphics 4
sound 4
gameplay 4
User interface 4
replay 2

overall 3

would not buy on sale
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I was a malfunctioning, babbling, uberarmed, asskicking motorcycle for 6 hours. AND I FELT GREAT!

This is Knight Rider's wicked sister on the loose, told through trashy full motion video sequences that are a nice movie of it's own. It's funny, it never gets boring and it features Tom Savini and Lloyd Kaufman. Enough said.

11/10 NOW GO BUY THIS!

P.S. I bought it on sale for under 2 bucks, but I'd say it's easily worth the full price as well.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This game is fantastic, it's short, has ridiculous cutscenes (directed by James Gunn), the story is as ridiculous as you can find and I couldn't put it down till I finished it.
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