Kw-halloween-logo-small

Sonic Free Riders :: Xbox 360 Game Review

Sonic Free Riders :: Xbox 360 Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 12, 2010
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Take full control of Sonic and his friends in this Kinect racing game. Hopefully your body and the Kinect camera is up for the task!

Sonic Free Riders is the third Sonic racing game where you surf on a hoverboard against Sonic's huge cast of characters. The twist this time is that you don't need a controller! Instead, you ARE the controller with Microsoft's new Kinect add-on. You get to jump and lean as if you were on the hoverboard and hope that your character does the same with the right timing.


Free Riders

The body controls sound simple on paper, but are difficult to master: stand like you are on a hoverboard and lean to make turns. You can do tricks off jumps by jumping yourself and there are different weapons that require different motions. You can also switch out the hoverboards for bikes, which requires a different stance but is mostly the same.


The race tracks are pretty fun and have lots of secret shortcuts to discover. Aside from racing and taking out your opponents with weapons, you can collect rings on the track to power up your board. There are also challenge missions that asks you to perform certain tasks instead of just racing.


Free Loaders

The controls are either a hit or miss. Either you get it and the game detects you perfectly or you will face endless frustration and discomfort when the game refuses to acknowledge your existance. Menu navigation is especially annoying, as it is not 100% reliable. If the game detects your every move, Sonic Free Riders becomes an awesome and beautifully flowing game. However, if it doesn't, it quickly becomes a wall-thumping and board crashing mess.


Also annoying are Sonic's friends, but if you can tolerate them and play without issues, then you will definitely have fun with this game. However, because the body detection is hit or miss, it is hard to recommend this game for everyone. Definitely try out the game first before buying.


Rating:3

Price: $49.99


ESRB Rating: E for Everyone


Related Articles:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1142368231359

Which Racer is This? Guess!

  • It's Sonic's red clone!
  • That's Knuckles the echidna.
  • It's Tails, duh!
  • That's Amy Rose scoring some big air!

related stories

Micro_micro sonic whale
As a re-make of an old Dreamcast game, Sonic Adventure has not aged well. This is perhaps one adv...
Micro_sega-racing-article
Banjo won't be able to beat Sonic on foot, but maybe a racecar would do! See how they compare in ...
The Olympic Winter Games are cool, without a doubt, but will the latest Mario & Sonic game in...

Games in the forums

AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Board Games:
"-Karpov-" wrote: "AlphaT" wrote: "TearsInTheRain" wrote: Chess. Different types of pieces and the game hasn't been solved.  Nice. Who's your favorite chess player? I like Anatoly Karpov.   Karpov is ok. #1 is Capablanca, #2 is Botvinnik, #3 is Tal  Ah well, you obviously know a bit more than I do. :)
reply about 10 hours
-Karpov-
-Karpov- posted in Board Games:
"AlphaT" wrote: "TearsInTheRain" wrote: Chess. Different types of pieces and the game hasn't been solved.  Nice. Who's your favorite chess player? I like Anatoly Karpov.   Karpov is ok. #1 is Capablanca Botvinnik, #2 is Botvinnik Capablanca, #3 is Tal 
reply about 10 hours
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Board Games:
"TearsInTheRain" wrote:Chess. Different types of pieces and the game hasn't been solved.  Nice. Who's your favorite chess player? I like Anatoly Karpov.  
reply about 10 hours
xPrincessPikachux
I know, but you can say the name such as "I just got this game from GameStop." THAT'S what I meant. If you can do it in comments, why can't you do it here?
reply about 16 hours
KarateJ
KarateJ posted in Board Games:
yes i do actully a lot
reply about 17 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Ow_fright_ad_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...