Extreme Bike Trip Soundtrack, Big Giant Circles, 2013
Extreme Bike Trip – both game and soundtrack – are a product of the era of digital technologies. The two are also yet more reason to celebrate the benefits of the digital era. Both products are short, sharp blasts of fun that precisely know their purpose. Before the dawn of digital distribution, it’s unlikely they would have seen the light of day as standalone releases. They also never pretend to be more than what they are – but within their limited scope of ambition, they achieve everything they’re aiming for.
As a game, Extreme Bike Trip is based on an exceedingly simple mechanic. Race with your bike from left to right, tilt your bike forwards and backwards to not lose balance, and pick up gas canisters to make it as far into the race course as possible. Review site 148Apps nicely summed the game up as “simply a fun way to spend a few minutes”.