Bike Race Free

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Enjoyable, stunt-filled racer has open chat in multiplayer.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Bike Race Free wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

With basic controls, the game is easy to maneuver and is forgiving for players, allowing them to be a bit bolder with tricks and stunts. 

Violence

Racers crash with an explosive sound effect, though they're not shown as being injured, and there's not accompanying explosive visual effects. 

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Banner ads are prevalent in the app, appearing between levels. In-app purchase options range from $1 to $20.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bike Race Free is a platform sports arcade-like game that lets players race through a looping, stunt-filled course. Players will fail frequently, subjecting their on-screen alter ego to a series of crashes, but the violence is generally cut off at an explosive sound. The game is ad-supported, with banner ads between each level. But parents should be aware of the multiplayer mode, allowing kids to play against strangers, with a "chat mode" allowing them to communicate between turns. Players can also share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional. The Kindle Fire version of the app is simply called Bike Race; it's 99 cents.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byParentA March 30, 2013

NOT FREE / MISLEADING / BOYCOTT / HIDDEN CHARGES

I am outraged. My kids downloaded this App without my authorisation thinking it was "Free". The name is VERY MISLEADING. I was charged £ 19 for 2 dow... Continue reading
Parent of a 8 and 12 year old Written bymeman February 18, 2013

just fun

not bad at all except a few ways of chatting with strangers and ads that try to get u to buy $5 bikes. 7 year olds should no better, iffy for under that.
Teen, 17 years old Written byGamer164 September 22, 2012

Great game for kids!

What it is: fun bike game where you do flips and try to cross the Finnish line as fast as possible to get as many stars as possible. I think kids of all ages sh... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old February 25, 2013

The best

Tis is one of the best games (not) it is the best game that u shuld give ur kids

What's it about?

Players guide their motorcycle rider avatar with a simple set of controls. Pressing the right side of the screen accelerates him forward, while touching the left side applies the breaks. To adjust the biker's angle in the air, simply tilt your phone or tablet right or left to achieve a quality landing. Other bikes are unlockable after you've accomplished certain stunts, and sometimes "liked" portions of the game on Facebook.

Is it any good?

With a wide variety of worlds in which to test yourself and intuitive controls, Bike Race Free will be a wonderful surprise to fans of the genre. It's forgiving for newcomers, but has a series of challenging tracks. And it offers a tremendous number of tracks for fans to explore. 

The multiplayer mode, where players attempt to best their opponent's time on a course, is well-done, though the chat functionality might be concerning to parents. (It can be turned off, but that's easily reversed by a determined child.) The graphics might be simple and the sounds could be better, but overall this is an enjoyable nod to the world of dirt biking. 

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