When Trial Xtreme launched back in the day, it was a massive success among the masses. It was then succeeded by Trial Xtreme 2 and its winter variant, both highly enjoyable. Now, it’s time for another successor and the developers of Deemedya m.s. ltd. delivered it. It’s called Trial Xtreme 3, and its goal is to be the best there is in the adequate category.
Trial Xtreme 3 is a side-scrolling motor game, where the main goal is to beat all of the levels by traveling from the start to the finish point while collecting all of the stars and keeping track of the timer. It’s a little bit overused concept, but this game is supposed to push the limits even higher than its predecessors. Whether it will or will not succeed, only time will tell, but we sure know our hopes are high for this one.
The gaming system is a little bit different than of the previous sequel. In order to progress, you earn stars, unlock new levels and collect money for buying new motorbikes and customizations. The variety of available customizations is big. It is possible to customize both your driver and your bike by changing the liveries of the bike, buying your driver new helmets and outfits and, of course, buying new bikes with improved specs. There aren’t many bikes, only three are currently present, but it’s still a welcome feature to have.
The variety of levels is decent. You get all in all 4 level packs coupled with approximately 76 levels of which only 12 are free. That said, the other ones can be bought with real money through in-app purchases. The levels, however, don’t fail to impress. They are very cleverly designed with many challenging obstacles and beautifully-modeled scenery. In a level, there are a couple of checkpoints, so if you lose, it’s not needed to start again from the beginning. At the end of each level, you are presented with the number of acquired stars, elapsed time, prize money and so on.
As in the past, the developers have come up with a clever and easy-to-use control scheme. The game uses the accelerometer built-in your device in order to tilt the bike up or down and some on-screen controls for jumping, gas and brake. If tilting your phone is not your thing, there is an additional option in the settings menu that allows tilting your bike through on-screen buttons.
The settings menu is small, but rich enough to suit everyone’s needs. There are the options to adjust the volume, size of buttons, special effects as well as to toggle whether to use the accelerometer to tilt or not.
Graphically-wise, we were very pleased to see some high-quality models, textures and environments. Your rider looks and feels realistic, so does the motorbike, and the textures are of console-quality. There are also smoke and wind particles that also add to the wow-effect. Sound is also very nice and neatly synchronized with the video effects. The game is not particularly smooth in the menus, but once you hit the track everything becomes better. All in all, I highly recommend this game and if you are interested, it is currently available on the Google Play Store.