LocoCycle

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LocoCycle
LocoCycle logo.png
Developer(s) Twisted Pixel Games
Publisher(s) Microsoft Studios
Engine Beard+Razor
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release date(s) Xbox One
  • WW November 22, 2013
Windows, Xbox 360
  • WW February 14, 2014[1]
Genre(s) Racing[2]
Vehicular combat
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Digital distribution

LocoCycle is a motorcycle racing video game[2] developed by Twisted Pixel Games[3] and published by Microsoft Studios.[4] Originally announced as an Xbox Live Arcade title at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012, LocoCycle was released in November 2013 for Xbox One, and was released in February 2014 (Valentine's Day) for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.

Gameplay and plot[edit]

The game stars "I.R.I.S." (voiced by Lisa Foiles), a sentient motorcycle that looks similar to light cycles from the Tron franchise. It graduated from Big Arms Academy's School of Assassination as valedictorian.[4] The bike can perform over 40 forms of combat and speaks 50 languages.[3] It can also travel a mile in 20 seconds (180 mph or 290 km/h), and can cloak.[5] I.R.I.S. is accompanied by a Spanish-speaking mechanic named Pablo (voiced by Freddy Rodriguez), who is dragged along behind her during the game's events.[6]

Robert Patrick provides the voice of an antagonist motorcycle called S.P.I.K.E. Additionally, the game features live-action sequences with performance by actors such as Freddy Rodriguez, James Gunn, and Tom Savini.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 50.62% (32 reviews)[9]
Metacritic 48/100 (44 reviews)[12]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 4/10[7]
GamesRadar 2.5/5[10]
GameSpot 6.0/10[8]
GameTrailers 4.2/10[11]
IGN 6.4/10[3]

LocoCycle has been given average to unfavorable reviews. GameZone's Mike Splechta gave Loco Cycle a 7/10, stating "While LocoCycle is the worst looking game of the Xbox One launch, it's saved thanks to its over the top and fun gameplay."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/twisted_pixel/status/428942435528736768
  2. ^ a b "E3 2012: LocoCycle Is Xbox 360's Exclusive Light-Cycle Style Racer". Cinemablend.com. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b c "E3 2012: Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle Announced". IGN. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ a b "E3: Microsoft Announces Ascend: New Gods, LocoCycle, and Matter". Whatculture.com. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  5. ^ "Official Lococycle Announce Trailer". YouTube. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  6. ^ a b "We Make Awesome". Twisted Pixel Games. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  7. ^ "LocoCycle review". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  8. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (2013-11-18). "LocoCycle review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  9. ^ "LocoCycle". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  10. ^ Cooper, Hollander. "Lococycle review". GamesRadar. 
  11. ^ "LocoCycle - Review". GameTrailers. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  12. ^ "LocoCycle". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  13. ^ Splechta, Mike (5 December 2013). "LocoCycle Review: El moto loco". GZ. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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