Review Death Moto 2
Kill zombies and monsters while riding fast motorcycles
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 17 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Interesting graphics, decent game play, simple controls
Needs to be elaborated, quickly kills your battery, very common, animation is a bit laggy
Death Moto 2 for Android is a creepy little motorcycle racing game. It looks like Death Race, but with zombies and on motorcycles. Slash as many beasts as you can with your trusty blade while burning through abandoned city streets. Good fun and fast action, though possibly gets monotonous quick.
Death Moto 2 is actually quite well done. I never played the first one, but it clearly merited this sequel. The concept is pretty simple. You’re a bad ass on a cool motorcycle, and you have a really big and sharp machete. Speed through the abandoned city streets, collecting coins and slashing the creepy zombies and beasts into itty bitty pieces. When you slash a zombie, blood splatters all over the screen. Eeeew! But also kinda cool.
The game has some good speed. There’s a nitrous button that gives you an extra jolt of speed, but you have to use it sparingly because it runs out quick, darn it. It’s had to play the game at regular speed once you've experienced the nitrous, but it keeps things interesting. Collect coins as you ride and use them for bigger and badder swords and stuff. I didn't see any alternate bikes available, but I assume they reveal themselves once you play enough to unlock them (?) If not, then this is an oversight that needs to be addressed, as we all want to upgrade to bigger and badder looking bikes.
Controls work nicely. Just tap and hold the screen to activate the nitrous and pop a wheelie. Responsive tilt controls move the bike from right to left. It is possible to change lanes with speed and accuracy, which is a must for a game like this. And there are even jumps to upper roadways and plenty of obstacles to bust through (though avoiding them is probably ideal.)
Yes, there are upgrades that cost money, but it doesn't feel overly greedy. I think you could play this a for a while without spending anything, but I question the long term interest in this one. I was getting bored with it already. It’s fun, there’s just not much variance to it.
Death Moto 2 is a decent time waster. It did run my battery hot, but it played well and I experienced no glitches. Graphics and sounds were entertaining, but I think it needs more development to truly be killer.