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Atomic Gamer (Jan 05, 2007)
Leader of the pack, despite awful AI, some bugs, and a few poor choices on the part of the design team. Get this game out of the three first if you're not sure which one you want to go with.
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1UP (Nov 28, 2006)
Should you find yourself in line for a Double Whopper and bent on only purchasing one of these budget titles, Pocketbike Racer is the easy choice. While the online play is a mess, the offline content is definitely worth a run-through, as well as the $3.99 price tag. It's a shame that it had to come out that way as nothing beats taunting your opponents while riding a minibike in a chicken getup. Mario may not have anything to worry about, but the King has earned his title with this one.
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GameSpot (Dec 04, 2006)
Pocketbike Racer is one of the three games being made available by Burger King as part of a limited-time promotion. The games are all available for $3.99--provided you also purchase some food. At a cost of four dollars, you get what you pay for, but the games do still have some inherent value, even if it's solely on an ironic level. On top of that, the limited-time nature of the deal means that these games might (but probably won't) be rare in the future. Pocketbike Racer is a Mario Kart-style racing game on tiny motorcycles that can fire a handful of different weapons. It's not so good.
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IGN (Nov 15, 2006)
There are a million Mario Kart clones and Pocketbike Racer doesn't do anything unique or fun enough to make it worth playing over any of the rest. Sure, it's dirt cheap and the novelty of playing as the King is there. The game is just so generic and doesn't even manage to use the Burger King license to its utmost to get some humor in there. Unless you have to have all three Burger King games, you can skip out on this one.
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Gaming Target (Dec 14, 2006)
Battle royale effectively spruces up an otherwise dull game, but even this mode isn’t an ultimate savior. The bikes control smoothly, which is great considering that you’ll fall right off the track in some areas if you don’t properly hit the turn, and the button layout is simple enough that it theoretically could even be mapped to the archaic NES controller, making it readily accessible to casual adults and the same age group that eats kid’s meals. Sadly, the game lacks a certain addictive element found in similar simplistic titles. It isn’t completely unplayable by any stretch, though, and the little ones may get a few kicks out of the multiplayer mode. Considering the price tag, it’s not a complete rip off either. But the fun in Pocketbike Racer is short lived, which makes this one a decent choice only after you already pick up Big Bumpin’ and Sneak King.