Review: Urban Trial Tricky (Nintendo Switch)

Hold on to your seat and pull off the most savage tricks and combos on your motorbike. Ride free, spin in the air, move back and forth and let yourself be carried away by the exciting, fast-paced gameplay, colorful visuals, and smooth controls.

Pros:

  • Nice colorful graphics.
  • 999mb download size.
  • Opening tutorial levels.
  • How to play- text-based.
  • Soundtrack-can change songs in the game.
  • Trials like gameplay. (Do stunts in an arena and don’t fall)
  • Three categories-Timed/Tricks/Competition.
  • Customize options-Rider/Motorbike/Tricks.
  • Air tricks-once unlocked you have a load out of 6 types of tricks to equip and they are-basic/normal/hard/super/ultra/extreme.
  • Earn stars and money from events and use them to unlock new customize options.
  • Constant checkpoints.
  • Instant restart after crashing.
  • Bright and happy feels.
  • Plays like old school Tony Hawks but even smoother if you could imagine it.
  • Many collectibles in a level.
  • A lot of replay value due to the challenges and leaderboards.
  • Clear on-screen combo counter and multiplier display.
  • Proper addictive.
  • Brilliant levels.
  • Feels like Joe Danger in a way.
  • It’s all about how fluid, it just flows and becomes almost rhythmic.
  • Forgiving motorcycle physics to keep the combo alive.
  • So much replayability.
  • Very accessible to pros and noobs alike.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Only one control layout.
  • You have to unlock the levels as you go.
  • Had the very odd occasion of getting stuck on scenery.
  • Annoying that you have to unlock tricks but that’s a personal thing, it’s fine in the game.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

Urban Trial Tricky is a game that plays so well, it’s so smooth and because they allow you to recover easily, the flow never breaks. Not since the first Joe Danger have I played a game this smooth and fun. The tricks are annoyingly locked behind progress but I suppose it gives you something to shoot for, they have such a variety of moves from aerials to stoppies to edging and specials. The levels are designed in a way that you can go from side to side keeping that monster combo going. Customisation is a good way to show off your character but let’s face it, it’s all about dem tricks and racking up seriously high scores. For me this is the best in series, the way you unlock content to the tricks to the level designs, even if you are not gifted with the trick skills needed, you will still be able to pull off a lot of feats due to the game’s accessibility and how each level has a set of collectibles. They cater for everyone in Urban Trial Tricky. Think Tony Hawks on a bike and you are there, one of those must-have games on the Nintendo Switch.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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