Free on-line video games are, for the most part, disappointing. So it was with very low expectations that I clicked on a link for Box10 ATV 5. What can I say…I’m can’t turn down anything ATV-related.
My main complaint with most of these games is that they’re just too easy. At first it didn’t seem as if ATV 5 would be any different. The first few levels of this 10-level game went by in a flash. Sure, I crashed and burned a time or two, but mostly because I was trying to rush through it so my co-workers wouldn’t make fun of me for playing.
This game, which is designed for the Nintendo DS handheld platform, looks somewhat inspired by Pure, the multi-platform game from Black Rock Studio that we reviewed a couple of years back.
Here’s what the developer has to say about ATV Wild Ride:
Throttle up your ATV and leave your fear on the starting grid. ATV Wild Ride throws you into a nitro-charged trick-racing event across six exotic locations around the world, including Thailand, Russia, and England. Compete on extreme courses against an ensemble of fierce opponents from around the globe.
Dominate in World Tour, Quick Race, Freestyle, Elimination, Time Trail, and Multiplayer head-to-head (Wireless Multi-Card). Experience intense speed, catch massive air, and nail dozens of spectacular airborne tricks while you leave your competition in the dust.
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I found a new but somewhat familiar looking free online ATV game called ATV Stunt.
This one is fairly fast paced and easy to pick up. The main goal is to complete each level as quickly as possible, but along the way you’ve got to pull off as many tricks as possible to accumulate points.
Back flips and front flips can be done any time, but there are seven other tricks you can only try after you run over numbered light bulbs. Not sure why the developers chose light bulbs, but who am I to judge. Regardless, once you run over a bulb you can hit the one of the number keys once you’re airborne to do the trick. You can get more points by combining the numbered tricks with flips. If you screw up a trick your ATV will explode and you will be vaporized – so no pressure or anything.
Levels don’t take long to complete, but I’m not sure how many are in the game. I got up to the ninth level before I began to fear for my job and got back to work. If you can beat that, either you don’t have a job or you’re probably the boss.
You can check the game out for yourself and play it on our site below the jump. Just be aware that the volume is quite loud, so if you don’t want to alert your coworkers you may want to plug in a set of headphones.
Video game fans may want to keep an eye out for a new ATV racing game – Nail’d.
We just saw video preview of the game, developed by Deep Silver, and it looks somewhat similar to Pure, a game we reviewed in 2008 for ATV.com. The preview doesn’t show the crazy tricks that Pure is known for, but the racing action looks aggressive and the game play seems fast-paced. The game is still a work in progress, but this preview doesn’t look quite as sharp graphically as Pure.
Unfortunately, the official site didn’t offer up a release date or even a platform. If the developers want to compete with the Pure or even MX vs ATV Untamed it’s going to have to be available on just about every gaming system. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything else.
Be sure to check out more photos from the game and the video preview below the jump.
We recently stumbled across Gametau.com and found an ATV puzzle that you can put together on your computer. Truth be told, it’s not exactly a thrilling way to spend your time, but we couldn’t stop until we finished.
The puzzle area is a little small, so it’s tough to see all the pieces when they’re not together. However, if we could do it, surely you won’t have any trouble.
Check out the finished puzzle below the jump. You know you want to.
This is kind of a racing/freestyle hybrid game. The goal is to finish each level before your time expires and get enough points to qualify for the next level. The way you get points is to pull off big tricks – jumps, flips, and seven signature tricks. The more tricks you successfully pull off, the more points you get.
You start the game with only one ATV choice and three signature tricks. As you pass levels, more tricks and more ATVs are unlocked.
2XL ATV Offroad calls itself the “hottest action-packed racing game to hit the iPhone or iPod Touch.” It features 16 ATV Supercross and Outdoor National tracks, two freestyle levels, up to 16 stunts and a “massive” career mode.
The game, which retails for $4.99, allows users to choose between 250cc and 450cc ATVs, as well as hundreds of ATV and rider skin combinations. Multiplayer mode is available, which allows you to race other users. You can check out a trailer of the game after the break.
Unlike basically everything other ATV game we’ve seen, Snow ATV is not racing game or a freestyle game. It’s set up more as an ATV obstacle course.
As it’s completely free (except for the 30 second advertisement at the beginning), there’s really not a lot too Snow ATV. Controls are very simple – everything is controlled with the arrow keys. We found the controls to be pretty touchy, but you’ll get the hang of things in a few minutes.
The game is broken down into levels and each level is basically a straight line – no turns at all. Of course, there are plenty of obstacles in the way. You’ll have to climb over rocks, trees, tires, cars across a slippery snowy landscape.