Kawasaki Quad Bikes Review
Kawasaki Quad Bikes box art
System: Wii Review Rating Legend
Dev: Data Design Int. 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Destineer 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Dec. 31, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Surprisingly, as far as content goes, you do get a lot of game for your dollar with this title if you can somehow stomach the gameplay. Quad Bikes includes single race, challenge, time trial, extreme, and mirror modes. Challenge mode will have you taking on eight races in a row, earning points that are added to your total based on how you finish. To complete the challenge modes, you will need to finish with the most points among all of the racers. The time trial mode is fairly bizarre. Instead of trying to beat a specific time or having any kind of objective, all you do in this mode is choose a track and keep racing around it until you grow tired of it.

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The game will keep track of your fastest and current laps while you are racing, but all of your times will disappear once you leave the race. Mirror mode is fairly self-explanatory, allowing you to race the game's tracks in reverse. Extreme mode is really anything but extreme since it is basically just like normal racing but with more ramps and obstacles in the way, forcing you use the game's horrible bunny hop move way more than should be allowed by law.

Kawasaki Quad Bikes also offers a very basic multiplayer option for up to two players to compete against one another. Although it may not be an incredibly robust or entertaining option, it is nice to see it included even in a budget title. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to find one person brave enough to suffer through even a lap of this vomit inducing interactive commercial, let alone two. While the Wii is widely known for encouraging friends and family to come together and play as a group, this title seems only to encourage everyone within visual range to leave the room.

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While the old adage "you get what you pay for" initially seems appropriate for this title, even at twenty dollars, I really don't think that you are getting your money's worth. There could be a somewhat enjoyable gameplay experience hidden somewhere in this title, but you won't be able to find it underneath all of its horrible camera and control flaws. I honestly can't recommend this game to anyone, even a gamer on a budget. There are just too many other racing games available on the Wii, such as Excite Truck, that you could get for virtually the same price and have much more fun with. Basically, if you have twenty dollars and really want to pick up a game, you should either look elsewhere or just save your money.

By Adam Brown
CCC Freelance Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
2.5
Graphics
While there is nothing incredibly impressive here, at least the game doesn't look as bad as it plays.
1.5
Control
The motion controls in Quad Bikes only serve to make the game incredibly frustrating and uncontrollable.
2.2
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
This game is host to some very poor and repetitive music, sound effects, and voice work.
2.0

Play Value
There is a decent amount of gaming for your dollar in this title; you just won't be able to stand its horrible flaws long enough to uncover it.

2.0
Overall Rating - Poor
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • A full range of officially licensed Kawasaki Quad Bikes, with unlockable extras, hidden quads, upgrades, courses, and much more.
  • Kawasaki Quad Bikes features the most exhilarating off road tracks known to man! This is a chance to experience the heart stopping power and agility of these awesome Kawasaki machines.
  • Outstanding single player game modes include numerous championship and single race challenges, with over 70 track variations.
  • Multiplayer mode allows you to compete against friends, with lots of challenging environments to explore, from gravel covered slopes to mud soaked arenas.


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