Free Rider 2 Controls
View tool menus by hovering over the left or right side of the screen with your mouse. Select tools using the mouse. Use tools using the mouse and the left mouse button. Reset the track using 'enter'. Scroll the screen using 'ctrl'. Drive using the arrow keys. Rotate your bike using 'x'.
Free Rider 2 Walkthrough
Free Rider is back with Free Rider 2, the excellent sequel to one of the most entertaining build-your-own-track BMX games online. This time, there are even more options available for you to enjoy but that doesn't mean the game is any more complicated or less easy to understand. This is another great game for the kids because it once again shows them that learning can be fun and helps them develop their logic skills with even more tools and options to help make the game even more appealing. Instead of simply being asked to create a basic track, this one goes above and beyond, allowing you to draw scenery, add power ups and even draw curves in the track. At the same time, it's also a great BMX game your kids will enjoy playing without necessarily realizing they're learning in the process.
As with the first game, Free Rider 2 offers some basic tools to get your track started. At the top left of the screen, you have your pencil tool. Your pencil tool allows you to draw straight lines. Below that, you have the eraser tool which allows you to remove lines of track. The icon below that allows you to move the camera so you can see your track from different angles. Below the 'move camera' tool is a new addition to the game - the scenery tool. the scenery tool allows you to draw items into the background which your bike will not interact with when you begin riding over the track you built. While background items don't really have much of an impact on the game play, it can make the track look more appealing and adds a new level of creativity missing from the first game. Kids are especially going to like this option because it allows them to draw all manner of things and really make their track their own.
Underneath the scenery tool is another feature new to Free Rider 2 - the curve tool. The curve tool allows you to put bowls or pits in your track, giving you a little more control over how your ride goes and offering you the chance to really up the difficulty level. Older kids are going to love this option although younger kids might find it a bit hard to use at first. The same can be said for the 'power ups' you can add (the icon below the goals icon from the first game). To see the available power ups you just have to click on the power up icon a few times. The name of the power up will appear at the top center of the game screen. There are a few different power ups to choose from; each of which will have a different effect on your rider as he rides over the track. There is a slow motion power up, a gravity power up, a boost power up and a bomb power up. Instead of telling your kids what the different power ups do, allow them to experiment and figure it out for themselves. This allows them to learn how to make the best use of their tools on their own.
Finally, on the left side of the screen in Free Rider 2 you have the option to turn the grid on or off, and the basic controls for the playback of your game. These are pretty self explanatory. On the right side of the screen, you have a few new and entertaining options as well as some of the miscellaneous options from the first game. At the top of the right side of the screen, you have the theme icon. The theme option changes the background picture. It won't really effect how the game is played, but it can give the game a more interesting look. There are three different backgrounds to choose from; hills, the city and clouds. Of course, you can simply choose to stick with the plain white background if you prefer a simpler look or want to draw your own background with the scenery tool. Below the scenery tool, you are given the option of changing your vehicle. Encourage your children to play around with the different vehicles to find which one they like using the most. The new vehicles (a truck, a unicycle, a helicopter, a mountain bike, a mystery box and a balloon) offer a bit more entertainment value and will hold your kids' interest a lot longer.
If you are looking for a fun and interesting game that will spark your child's creativity and help them improve their logic and problem solving skills, Free Rider 2 is a game you should definitely check out. This excellent build-your-own-track BMX game is a lot of fun to play - so much so that your kids may not even realize they're playing something that is teaching them important skills. The greatest thing about this game is that it isn't too difficult. Although there are more options in this game than in the first, it isn't really that much more complicated. The extra features allow your child to build a track that really appeals to them and that they will really enjoy playing. Overall, this isn't a BMX game you have to worry about your child getting hooked on. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself playing it quite a bit as well.