Tips for playing Bike Rivals

Bike Rivals is out now, and millions of you are enjoying racing through dangerous terrain, trying to get a one-up on your friends and beat their best scores. You can download it right now for FREE on iOS and Android! We’ve got some exclusive hints and tips directly from the people that made the game, so if you want to give yourself the best advantage possible – read on, or watch and listen to our tips video!

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DON’T CRASH

Yes, it sounds obvious, we know, but it’s impossible to get the full three stars in a level if you crash at any point. No matter how fast you manage to be, crashing is an instant fail when it comes to getting that top rank, and you’ll have to start again if that’s your goal. So the solution is simple = DON’T CRASH! Hard courses will have checkpoints that mean you don’t have to start from the beginning every time, but doing this again means you can’t get all three stars. The only way is to press that retry symbol in the top left and start from the beginning.

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Faster bikes will have you beating your friends’ times with ease.

UNLOCK MORE BIKES

While the basic bike you start with is decent enough to finish every track, to start hitting the high score table you’ll need to unlock some more powerful rides. Each bike can be bought with a bit of real-life cash, but each is also able to be unlocked by fulfilling various in-game tasks. The first few are quite simple to earn, and once you are cruising around on one of these more powerful rides, getting those three-star times will seem a lot easier.

ONE WHEEL = MORE SPEED

We aren’t sure how realistic this is when compared to real motocross racing (not much, probably), but when driving you will generally go faster when pulling a wheelie than you will if both wheels are touching the ground. This obviously doesn’t apply 100% of the time, and you’ll have to take into account the lay of the terrain in particular, but as a general rule, try and pop a wheelie whenever travelling along a straight, smooth, bit of track. If you’ve got real skills, try doing it uphill! As well as the speed boost, pulling off a wheelie will also fill your nitro bar – two birds, one stone.

MORE AIR DOESN’T ALWAYS EQUAL MORE SPEED

While hitting huge jumps with multiple spins might look sweet, it isn’t always the wisest move when it comes to setting the leaderboards on fire. You’ll generally travel forward slower floating through the air than you would accelerating on the ground, and the nitro you’ll gain doing all the flips probably won’t be enough to offset the difference. By all means, flip and gain nitro when possible, but don’t go out of your way to get huge air when you don’t have to – sticking close to the ground and controlling your jumps is normally the smarter move.

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Tap on any name in the leaderboards to download their ghost!

DOWNLOAD OTHER PEOPLE’S GHOSTS

Can’t figure out how to match those incredible times on the global leaderboard, or desperate to beat your friends and rub victory in their faces? Why not watch them directly to pick up some tips? Press anyone’s name on the leaderboard to download their ghost, and next time you play the track you’ll see them alongside you as you race. Watch closely and try to emulate their runs, and you might even pip them to the post!

RETRY FOR FREE

Starting a track from the map screen costs one block of your fuel gauge, which will gradually refill over time. However, once on the course, restarting is totally free and can be done over and over until you shave enough milliseconds off your time to finally get that record you want. Just hit that retry symbol in the top left of the screen, or when the race is over, to start again for no extra cost.

If for some bizarre reason you haven’t downloaded Bike Rivals yet, you can get it HERE on iOS and HERE on Android!

70 replies

  1. I have retried countless times on several levels, and without crashing, have beat the 3 star time yet it won’t award me the 3rd star….. Or even the 2nd star in some cases. WHY?

  2. Yeah ,i have a question : why can´t i play level 31 on the website ?
    It´s so irritating that i have to waste my time trying to play the level
    Even knowing that i have to scroll it every time but every time i scroll to the right ,it keeps going back to the left!
    SOMEBODY HELP ME , I´M GOING CRAZY OVER A GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi there, there are only 30 levels on the web version of the game. You can get more levels on the app (free to download on iOS and Android :))

    • Hey Tim, if you’ve got the right amount of stars and trophies then it should unlock. You need to complete all 30 levels in world 1 first, of course. If you’ve done all that and it’s still stuck, please contact our Support team who will help you out further 🙂 http://mcgam.es/support-

  3. Very very frustrated by the issue with stars not being awarded! I should be on the third world but the stars are not being awarded. You are losing fans rapidly. Lots of blogs and comments pages complaining. When is the fix due and will we get the stars for the times we have completed already. I an strongly discouraged from any in app purchases as I cannot trust the game. Please respond!

  4. Hi your latest update seems to have messed up the gyroscope. I have to tilt the phone way forward just to keep the front wheel on the ground. Also my levels with under the correct time don’t show up with 3 stars still….

  5. I have Bike Rivals on my iPad & iPhone. Both devices use the same Game Center account. I just downloaded the new update. The progress isn’t being synced between my devices. Shouldn’t the progress on one device be synced between them? The bike & gas upgrades that I bought synced between them…

    • In this game, the progress of the game is synced between devices through your Facebook account. Try to connect the game on both the devices with a Facebook account.

      You must sign-in first from the device in which you have completed more levels.

    • Hey Cory, if you download another player’s “ghost”, you’ll be able to see how they’ve completed the level. When you choose the level, tap on someone’s name in the Global leaderboard and it’ll download their ghost for you to race against. Watch, learn, then do it even faster than them 😉

  6. Hello, there is a glitch in android version of the level 81 of the third world (ice). I downloaded a few gosts and none of them have that problem (my guess they are using ios). Once i come down to the gates on the ice boat. The gates open half way and completely stop the boat from moving. In appx 10 seconds the the gate is wide enough to pass through, but the boat is not moving and thus not giving me a way to go down in it. What do I do???

  7. I have achieved 3 stars on every level in world one and unlocked world two. All of the levels in world two, however, are “greyed out” and unavailable to play, is there something else I have to do to make these levels playable?

  8. After the Last update (halloween Update), the game go slowly. It’s impossible for me play. Please, help me. I use a Samsung S4 mini with Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)

    • Hi Trevor, if the world is unlocked you should be able to play. Please try replaying level 30 as this may fix the issue.

      If it does not, please contact our Support team on mcgam.es/support-

  9. Not sure if this is the place to put this, but I’ve had issues since last update with adverts not loading.
    There are more cases of the app crashing in multiplayer as well.
    Using android system on Sony Xperia z.

  10. Could we please update the game and get some more levels on here I’ve beat everything that their is to beat, I need more!!!

  11. I have met the requirements for the following Achievements, but they have not been awarded to me. Eat My Dust, Piece of Cake, Perfectionist, Global Domination and Legendary. I am the Android version and it is up to date.

    • When you start stay on the 1st square block or 2nd square block, I prefer the 2nd as the 1st one breaks of early, then when you reach the bottom of the hill and as soon as the 2nd block breaks off you should get going but you have to time it right, then just ride around and fly of to the finish point. Hope this helps.

  12. Any tips on finding the “hidden achievement”? I’ve gotten all the stars in all the levels… Just can’t seem to find the hidden achievement. Appreciate any hints!

    • There are two, Sean – we’ll give you a couple of hints 😉

      The “Patience” achievement goes to players who show outstanding patience on a single level, not being put off by dying again, and again, and again, and again… always coming back to that “retry” button.

      The “Taking it Easy” achievement goes to players who aren’t interested in setting a fast time, but complete a level by chilling out and not worrying about the clock. Slow players take it easy…

  13. How is it possible to see how many stage and which stage i have finished with three pizzas in pizza gut for win the achievement?
    It is impossible remeber which stage i have finished yet! And is very difficult to see if i have all the tree pizzas at the end of the stage if not appears a label to the screen!
    Please help me!

    • I think you only need to complete it once on any stage, doesn’t matter which stage you do it on. You should also be able to see if a pizza falls out of the bike as you start with three pizzas in the bike. Hope this helps.

  14. Can some help me please, the achievements where you have to grab 20, 40, 60 & 90 stars. I have completed the game with 3 stars on every level, I have the achievement for grab 90 stars but not the 20, 40 & 60 stars, what has gone wrong? Am I missing something?

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