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 7+
Based on 4 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAzhogfan September 25, 2018
Parent Written bymarissa c. April 24, 2018

Scam-Like

This "free" game has charged us $7.99 a week for god knows how long for what, I have no idea as my kid doesn't even really play this game. They a... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bydurag January 26, 2020

ordinary racing game

it is all about making to the finish line first, no violence other than explosive crashes( which aint a big deal), no language,sex,and other bad things not pres... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byAiden Wilkins August 17, 2017

DO NOT PAY REAL MONEY for this game it is a waste and doesn't give anything you want and is way over priced

I spent 15 dollars on this game and used special cheat in tournaments and it gave me only bad parts needs better AI and give whole bikes especially turbo bikes

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. 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
  • Pricing structure: Free (In-app purchase options range from $1 to $20.)
  • Release date: September 4, 2012
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Topics: Cars and Trucks
  • Size: 26.30 MB
  • Publisher: Top Free Games
  • Version: 1.9.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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