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 (162 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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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

    • 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
4 of 5 people (80%) 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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37 of 72 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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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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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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1 of 2 people (50%) 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.

+ 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

- 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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3 of 6 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
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?
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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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
0.4 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
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.


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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191 of 221 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
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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54 of 70 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
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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130 of 199 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
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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49 of 69 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
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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49 of 71 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
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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27 of 36 people (75%) 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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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
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
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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