Joy Ride Turbo on the XBox 360

Again this played on my XBox One via the XBox game pass

Joy Ride Turbo is a kart racing game similar to the Mario Kart series. The game is controlled using the Xbox 360 controller, unlike its predecessor, Kinect Joy Ride, which utilized the Kinect peripheral. The player’s avatar is used as the race driver, whilst computer-controlled characters have system generated avatars that are created randomly. Eight competitors race in a circuit, with powerups littered across the game’s several race tracks. These powerups can be offensive, such as rockets, which can be fired at racers in front of the player, defensive, such as a shield, or simply provide a temporary charge in speed. Each of the game’s tracks have multiple pathways to complete the course, with longer tracks having more diverse routes. While airborne the player can perform various tricks by moving the controller’s analog sticks, which in turn fill their boost meter. Boost is stored in tiers, and each tier brings a more powerful effect when used.

The player can select one of 42 fictional cars which are stylized based on several vehicle tropes such as muscle cars, tuner cars, the Volkswagen Type 2 van, and Hot rod roadsters. Each vehicle has several colors to choose form, and can be customized with parts hidden in each of the game’s tracks. Players progress by winning championships, which consist of three to four races. Each championship has three difficulty levels to choose from, and higher difficulty levels provide greater rewards. Performing well in races also earns coins, which can be used to unlock alternate paint colors for vehicles, additional variants of existing vehicles, or new cars entirely. All tracks can be played in a free play mode outside of championship racing. Two open-world areas, known as Stunt Parks, are also included in which the player can search for additional collectables or simply practice their skills. All game modes can be played locally with up to four players via split-screen or with up to eight players online via Xbox Live

A solid but not spectacular racing game that is not overly difficult to control via the joypad, graphics and audio are also decent with a fun element to the graphics. The stunts are and ability to take out other vehicles with missiles is a fun addition

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Joy Ride Turbo
Joy Ride Turbo
Joy Ride Turbo
Joy Ride Turbo
Joy Ride Turbo
Joy Ride Turbo

 

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