Rider’s Spirits Review (PlayStation 5)

Rider’s Spirits Review, Play head-to-head against the computer or locally with a friend and compete in a wide variety of racing tracks and game modes. Choose from an array of wacky racers, each with their own unique attributes, and show off your riding skills. And if things get ugly, use all kinds of crazy items in order to get an advantage and be the first one to cross the finish line!

Rider’s Spirits Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 137.6MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Video settings – display, color, shader style, and scale filter.
  • Two versions of the game – Bike Daisuki! (JAPAN) from 1994 and Rider’s Spirits (EU) is the 2024 version.
  • Can remap controls.
  • Rewind function in the game with 1 and 2 speed.
  • The gallery shows off the original box art, manual, and cart label.
  • Save and load state support.
  • Local two-player mode.
  • Three race types – GP, time trial, and endurance race.
  • Eight characters – Shin Mash, Papaya, Baran, Scott, Pickles, Lime, And Ricky.
  • Three Grand Prix (GP) difficulties – Prospect, Rookie, and Rider.
  • 3D bike racing gameplay.
  • The screen is split in half horizontally with the bottom being the game and the top being your rear view.
  • Looks like Mario Kart on Snes with a mode 7 look.
  • The Hud shows your position and laps, timers, etc.
  • You get a turbo button.
  • Maps generally have alternate routes and shortcuts.
  • Pick up and use weapons.
  • Pull off wheelies when you want.
  • Six save slots.
  • Simple controls.
  • Arcade racing.
  • Easy enough to pick up and play.
  • You can reset the game to go back to the main menu.
  • Time trial lets you pick any track.
  • Each GP difficulty has four tracks.
  • Characters are just cosmetic so you can pick anyone.

Rider’s Spirits Review Cons:

  • The manual is all in Japanese and is not translated.
  • Hitting the wall or driving on grass is really slow and feels way too harsh for what it is.
  • Slow to get back on the track after a crash.
  • The Hud feels mushed together and is really cluttered and busy.
  • It’s hard to make out where power-ups are.
  • The driving view is such that seeing corners can even be hard.
  • Cheap AI tactics.
  • The racing itself is very plain and nothing feels like it’s unique.
  • The AI always drops a power-up that turns your screen black and you can’t see the track at all.
  • Hot detection is not great.

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Rider’s Spirits:

Official website.

Developer: Masaya

Publisher: Ratilikala Games

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

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!