Feel the thrill of racing running through your veins! Experience the true extent of your skill being tested and the suspense of brand new never before seen levels in Mad Skills BMX 2. This latest release from Turborilla has been met with great success as was expected because it is the sequel to the global sensation Mad Skills BMX which has more than 40 Million downloads to its name. Mad Skills BMX 2 is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store. The game offers an interactive gameplay and eye catching graphics in a very handy package size of only 241 MB. Even though the game does not offer a 3D perspective and goes with the 2D perspective outlook approach, you will notice that this only adds to the appeal of the game and you will find yourself glued to the screen of your smartphone for hours on end.
The concept of the game is similar to the first Mad Skills BMX with the addition of many new cool features. Mad Skills BMX 2 now offers the option of customizability for your character in the game as well as for the bike. So now you can get all the high scores you want while riding a pure eye catching and extremely attractive machine. The game also has a vastly extended library of new bikes with all the classics also present among the tons of options for you to choose from. Add to that some new awesome stages and you have got yourself a truly worthwhile upgrade to an absolutely phenomenal game. As expected the game is rated for players of all ages.
Mad Skills BMX 2 is a game which rewards you reasonably well for the amount of effort that you put into it. The learning curve is also very well adjusted for players of all skills. If you have played the first game in the series, you will feel quite comfortable while playing the sequel as there is no huge change to the general gameplay mechanics. However, even if you are a new player who has never had any experience of playing a stunt racing game before, the in game tutorial and friendly user interface will most certainly put you at ease.
The real difficulty starts when you have covered 7 to 8 checkpoints on any level with the number decreasing as you unlock higher stages. At these points you will find yourself overpowered by the stage difficulty and you will have no other option than to either upgrade your bike to match this difficulty level or to purchase another stage and start your progress over there. This is of course what you would do when playing without any help but after reading the tips mentioned in this guide you should have a wide variety of options to look towards whenever you feel stuck or overwhelmed by the stage or your luck.
1. Take Control Of Your Bike
Like all other stunt racing games, the most important skill to master in Mad Skills BMX 2 is your control over the movement of your bike. Unlike other 3D racing games however, this skill is mastered in a different way because you will be viewing your bike in a 2D perspective which makes the controls unique. In Mad Skills BMX 2, there are four directions in which your bike can move. These are forward, backward, tilt up and tilt down. The first two directions are quite basic and need no tutorial for even a new player to master. However, the titling of your bike is composed of a combination of the forwards and backwards directions which makes the movement of your bike much more unpredictable and these are the controls that you should make a top priority to master as soon as possible if you want to progress beyond a certain level in Mad Skills BMX 2.
There are no independent controls for titling your bike up or down. The movements are achieved through pressing the accelerator or brake pedals by a certain amount according to the degree of movement required. For example if you want to just ensure a smooth landing after your bike has flown off a steep cliff, you will press the accelerator and brake pedal by equal amounts so that your bike remains in the horizontal position. It is even more ideal to press the accelerator a bit more than the brake pedal so that your bike is lightly titled down when it touches the ground. This nose landing position gives you a smoother transition as well as reduces loss of speed when you impact the ground after being in the air for a long time.
Similarly if you want to achieve a more extreme range of motions like a backflip, front flip or even multiple aerobatic motions, you will need to keep the accelerator pedal pressed for achieving a front flip and the brake pedal pressed for a back flip. Mad Skills BMX 2 employs near real life physics so you will immediately notice that performing a front flip in quick succession is much harder than doing a back flip for the same air time due to the additional drag resistance on the bike in the front flip motion. This feature can be annoying at some times when you are desperately trying to get as many coins as possible by performing multiple front flip but this is what mastering the controls of your bike will teach you. Once you become a true master, you will always know which moves to execute when you achieve a small air time and which ones to go for when you get “big air”.
In addition to the regular motions and special acrobatics another important step to mastering the controls of your bike in Mad Skills BMX 2 is knowing when to apply the brakes and when to hit full forward motion on your bike during a specific stage. Each stage has its own difficulty curve which increases as you unlock and purchase higher stages. There is however a set pattern to this increase in difficulty for each stage and with enough practice on a certain level you can become very familiar with this pattern. For example in the classic first stage with the green hills, you will get 4 to 5 hills of nearly similar steepness followed by an overhanging bridge. Now this pattern repeats over the duration of the stage with increasing steepness of the hills and the bridges being much more prone to swinging. However if you develop a knack for applying the brakes at the right time, you will always be able to clear these obstacles without batting an eye. Needless to say, your mastery over the braking of your bike will always prove to be even more beneficial than your being comfortable with and knowing when to use the throttle.
2. Achieving The Best Score
Mad Skills BMX 2 is all about being top on the leaderboard and that can only happen when you have a keen sense of the things needed to get a great high score. It might seem that progressing as far as you can on a certain level is the best way to get a good score but there are actually ways unknown to new players which will help you achieve a lot higher score at the expense of a comparatively low amount of effort put into the game. These techniques can be divided into three categories each of which is subsequently discussed below. You can choose to follow any one of these or even combine all three to achieve the maximum boost to your high score in the game.
The easiest way to give a nice boost to your current high score on any level is to start performing aerobatic motions while you are flying off from the edge of a peak or a cliff on the level. The number of motions that you are able to perform while catching “air” is not restricted and it all matters on your skill and mastery over your reflexes. There are three main kinds of aerobatic motions and you can perform Combos by chaining together multiple motions to achieve a high score multiplier which will further boost your score on the level.
The first kind of aerobatic motion in the game is the flip motion. There are multiple kinds of flips in the game. You can perform the front flip, the back flip, neck flip and front neck flip. The basic front and back flips are performed by using ratios of pressing of the accelerator to the brake pedals. However, the other two neck flips can only be performed when you have flipped back over on your head and you break your neck in the process. Needless to say these flips are limited in number by how many rolls your bike is able to perform after a bad landing and it has three times the score value of normal flips.
Always try to avoid these flips because you can most certainly get a lot of extra value through multiple normal flips rather than breaking your character’s neck for a small instant boost. The best way to avoid the neck flips is to predict your landing timing and slightly tilting your bike towards the ground just before you touch the ground. This will ensure that you have a near perfect landing and avoid any rolling or instability of your bike.
The most common form of aerobatic motion in Mad Skills BMX 2 is the “air” time. This motion is quite natural and occurs whenever your bike flies off the edge of a cliff or hill peak at great speed. It is a very desirable type of motion because the longer you stay in the air, the greater your multiplier will be when you perform flips during air time. The key to getting as much air time as possible is to always keep the accelerator pressed and your bike running at top speed even when you see a bridge or cliff looming nearby. Not only will this add to the excitement and rush of adrenaline that you are bound to experience, it will almost certainly lead towards the coveted “big air” time. This is the maximum air time you can get and you can chain together multiple motions during this huge jump. The “big air” should be aimed for in most situations but you should be careful only when you have low stamina. Whenever you have low fuel just hit the brakes before a cliff ending because the refill tank is placed mostly in the shallows and if you miss it you will run out of fuel leading to game over for you.
In Mad Skills BMX 2, there is no restriction on how many times you can repeat a level and you can abuse this feature to always get ahead of the difficulty curve in the game. The main problem which most players face is the lack of coins available to upgrade their bike in order to tackle a hard level that they just unlocked and purchased or for the purchase of a better bike. By repeating certain levels which guarantee an easy accumulation of coins you can avoid being stuck in a loop for all the time that you will be playing the game.
An example of one such level is the Forest Stage. This is a stage which is ideal for earning tons of coins in a relatively short amount of time. This is because as you might have noticed, the difficulty on this stage is insanely low. The low difficulty aids you immensely by helping you perform multiple chain combos of acrobatic motions without ever worrying about running out of fuel or flipping your bike over. With just a little practice you will get the hang of how many flips you are able to do in the hundreds of “big air” times that you can get on this stage and you can use this to your advantage by collecting nearly a million coins in only 15 minutes of good play. With such an easy way to earn coins so blatantly hidden in plain sight by the developers do you really need any more incentive to become the best of the rest?
Collecting The Big Coins
This is a technique which should be on your low priority list. If the two options mentioned above do not work well with you then you should try out collecting as many coins as you can as you progress through any stage. The coins start at low denominations and increase as you move further in the stage to a maximum of 5000 value coins. Now the problem with making this your primary source of high score is the random distribution of coins along the way. Sometimes you might get lucky and get an entire series of 5000 value coins which will definitely propeller you much further than the other two techniques but at other times you might get stuck with only 100 or 500 coins which will surely annoy you to no end.
However if you feel that the adrenaline rush from flying off at high speeds is too much for you and you would rather like to play a safe game, collecting high value coins is a very good option for you. Just play a calm and relaxed game without worrying about any landing or air time acrobatics but never expect yourself to get very far ahead of other players who rely on the other two techniques as their source for high scores.
3. Polish Your Reflexes
Mad Skills BMX 2 is a game that pits your skill against the talent of thousands of players from all around the world. In order to prove yourself worthy of being called a Champion, you have to practice as much as you can in this game. An essential part of being called a pro player of Mad Skills BMX 2 is to have killer reflexes and an extremely short reaction time. This is a game in which bike races take at most ten to fifteen seconds and in that limited time you have to make split second decisions about which skill to use. This perfect timing that you will notice in many pro player games and competitions is a product of sheer hard work and countless hours devoted to practice in the game.
In the first few levels of the game you will be falsely led to believe by the in game tutorials that there is plenty of time available for you to easily squirm your way out of every level. However do not trust the developers on this because they have made sure that you are forced to try hard to even barely survive during the later levels. During the higher levels, you will instantly feel pushed by the need to control your bike as fast as you can because if you don’t your rivals will run you over and you will lose.
A key reflex that you need to focus on developing is the use of your skills. Instead of trying out a new bike riding strategy every other day, choose a single type that you like or you think you can play well. Give two to three hours of practice to fully understand what each skill of that riding strategy does. Some new players get exasperated when a race starts and begin to spam all of their skills. This is the main cause of those races with the rivals badly for your side.
Another reaction that you need to master is the sixth sense of detection in this game. This sense only comes with time as you play more and more games. Having a good sense means you literally get a gut feeling that something is wrong and you might need to use a very quick aerobatic maneuver to escape out of a tight spot. Use this sense to your advantage and become the ultimate biker in Mad Skills BMX 2.
4. Perfecting Your Timing And Combos
Mad Skills BMX 2 is a game that pits your skill against the talent of thousands of players from all around the world. In order to prove yourself worthy of being called a Champion Story Builder, you have to practice as much as you can in this game. An essential part of being called a pro player in Mad Skills BMX 2 is to have killer reflexes and an extremely short reaction time. This is a game in which races during a wave take at most ten to fifteen seconds and in that limited time you have to make split second decisions about which skill to use or which upgrade to perform. This perfect timing that you will notice in many pro games and competitions is a product of sheer hard work and countless hours devoted to practice in the game.
Mad Skills BMX 2 like any other Arcade Stunt Racing game greatly rewards players for displaying skill and experimenting with different kinds of combos during battles. There is a huge variety of combos that you can perform in the game using the same techniques that you would while playing normally. However, by performing combos you can ensure that you will be able to achieve the goals much faster and you will be able to advance through different stages of Mad Skills BMX 2 very easily.
In the first few levels of the game you will be falsely led to believe by the in game tutorials that there is plenty of time available for you to easily squirm your way out of every level. However do not trust the developers on this because they have made sure that you are forced to try hard to even barely survive during the later levels. During the higher levels, you will instantly feel pushed by the need to make decisions as fast as you can because if you don’t the rival bikes will run you over and you will lose.
The key to executing a perfectly timed combo is to practice as much as you can even on those stages where a combo might not seem as effective as other ways. Initiating a combo also ensures that you deal much more damage than normal because your opponent is left exposed immediately after attacking and cannot retaliate as quickly because they are still trying to repair the damage that you rider dealt. The combo attack warriors are the most expensive yet the most useful and deadly type of riders available to you in Mad Skills BMX 2.
In order to perform a combo in the game, you will first have to judge the environment and real life physical objects that are present and visible to you on the screen of your smartphone on any specific stage. In fact you can win an entire stage in one correctly timed move if you time these chain moves right and this is all possible by the amazing power of the combos that exist in Mad Skills BMX 2. Another important thing to remember while trying to land combo hits is that once you are in the animation of a specific multi hit combo, you cannot initiate another combo move at the same time. This means that during the duration of the combo being initiated and the actual movement being executed, you cannot change the launch indicator which would allow you to chain together multiple combos.
The game developers have made sure that this does not impact the hard work that goes into practicing and timing in order to achieve perfect combos by introducing a multi combo effect that automatically comes into play if possible while the combo that you executed is already in motion. For example, on the stage where you have a huge rival army of street bikers, heavy set bullies and freestyle riders placed in between the empty spaces, the best strategy would be to use your rider skills to gain info about the rival biker movements and then plan your stunts accordingly so that you can gain the maximum amount of points from your movements on the stage. The key to executing a perfectly timed combo is to practice as much as you can even on those stages where a combo might not seem as effective as other ways.
Initiating a combo also ensures that you deal much more damage than normal because your boss fight opponent is left exposed immediately after attacking and cannot retaliate as quickly because they are still trying to repair the damage that you rider dealt. So enjoy experimenting around with as many combinations as you can and become the Ultimate Stunt Biker in Mad Skills BMX 2!
You can execute your first combo attack on the boss fight when you reach the tenth stage and it is pertinent to mention that you must have at least 1000 gold coins to execute this perfect combo. Therefore, if you do not have enough coins by the ninth stage, you should either look towards purchasing an in game coin pack or exchanging some gems in order to get the required amount of gold coins. Getting a combo attack by the tenth stage is absolutely necessary for your continued survival because these are the only type of attacks that will do any significant damage to the bosses in the boss fights and as Mad Skills BMX is a unique game in this category which offers boss fights as well, it would do well to prepare beforehand.
All other types of attacks, even the stronger melee combos require at least two hits to destroy the formidable boss monsters that start coming out in large numbers after the tenth stage and you need a legion of combo attack riders in your team with much greater firepower at their disposal in order to deal with these abominations. It would be wise to keep in mind that the combo attacks are initially expensive but their upgrades do not increase as exponentially as their simple melee and range counterparts.
Therefore, it is a huge advantage to keep these combo attacks ready at the entrance and preferably near the first corner of the level which will provide you with a greater range of firing spread as well as getting more benefit from the upgrades that you will be making to the combo attacks. The most optimum way to deal with any kind of boss and beat the game completely is to place combo attack riders at all six corners and make an alternate arrangement of melee and ranged warriors as this will decimate any kind of boss monster effortlessly and you can get a real shot at defeating the even larger bosses that roll out after the 20th stage and who knows you might finally beat the game if you follow all the tips and strategies correctly.
A key reflex that you need to focus on developing is the efficient use of your skills. Instead of trying out a new rider every other day, choose a single type of rider that you like or you think you can play well after placing it into the race. Give two to three hours of practice to fully understand what each skill of your chosen rider does. Some new players get exasperated when a boss fight starts and begin to spam all of the rider skills.
This is the main cause of many fights with the enemy bosses ending badly for your side. Each of your riders has a defined Area of Effect and using them beyond that area will net you no damage on the enemy bosses. The combo attacks have a separate stamina and power ratio as compared with the normal ones and therefore you have to keep these ratios in mind before you mindlessly start using a large number of combo attacks as they are the most expensive type of attack combos in the game and have the highest cost of upgrades.
Another reaction that you need to master is the sixth sense of detection in this game. This sense only comes with time as you play more and more games. Having a good sense means you literally get a gut feeling that something is wrong and you might be need to summon more riders into the scene to combat a huge enemy boss. Use this sense to your advantage and become the Ultimate Biker in Mad Skills BMX 2!
5. Time Is Of The Essence
Mad Skills BMX 2 challenges your skill at strategizing effectively while also putting your reflexes and quick decision making to the test. You might not even notice the presence of a timer at the upper left corner of the screen of your smartphone during the early levels because they provide an ample amount of time for you to make good decisions concerning the fate of your BMX rider. However, as you advance to the higher levels you will notice that the game starts challenging you by giving you less and less time forcing you to make ill-advised decisions and thus jeopardizing your success as a result.
This situation can be easily avoided if you plan beforehand and judge the strength and weaknesses of your BMX Rider even before the stage has commenced. You are able to see the overall heath and perks as well as the type of rival bikers that your enemy possesses at the start of each level. Think of this as blueprints to the enemy and if you are able to exploit the information provided to your advantage, your biker will most certainly come out on top as long as you take care of all other requirements as well.
Keeping an eye on the timer at all times will not only help you to gauge how much time you have left to lay waste to the plans of your enemy without being destroyed yourself but it will also help you to make a much more effective strategy and you will focus on strategies that can finish the job according to the time that you have left on the clock. For example if you have very short time left but ample coins and skill points, the best strategy would be to execute as many combo attacks as you can to completely demolish the enemy in the shortest time possible. Similarly if you have a lot of time on your hands but are running short on skill points, the best course of action to take would be to use as many normal flips and big air moves in order to earn as many coins as you can within the shortest amount of time.
6. Utilizing Power Ups And Upgrades To The Max
The feeling when you cross the first place opponent just before the finish line is indescribable. You too can achieve this feeling if you learn to utilize power ups in the best way possible. Power ups in Mad Skills BMX 2 consist of 3 main types: speed boosters, agility boost and obstacle shield. The first power up does exactly as its name indicates giving a huge speed burst when you activate it while racing with your opponents. If used at the correct moment you can reach to the first position from the end and the best time to use it is just before the finish line as this will ensure beyond doubt your victory in the level.
The agility boost increases your ability to dodge obstacles by jumping over or sliding under them. When in normal mode you may miss many jumps and hit a wall causing to drastically lose your speed. However when the agility boost is active you will be able to make much higher and precise jumps. Of course the boost being active does not guarantee that a jump will be successful and you still have to keep your timing good.
The obstacle shield power up is a defensive boost that creates a halo around you protecting you from a maximum of one obstacle. You can cross through the obstacle without any loss of speed when the shield is active. This is very useful in situations where you are going neck to neck with your opponents and suddenly an obstacle comes up with the obstacle shield saving you at the last second. Therefore use the Power Ups wisely and none of your opponents will remain a cause of concern for you.
Mad Skills BMX 2 employs real life physics scenarios so you must think before you purchase or upgrade any bike in this game. If you want to keep progressing further and further on a single stage it is recommended to find out your weakness first and then upgrade the components which will help to overcome that difficulty. For example if you find it difficult to climb over steep hills it most definitely means that you need a more powerful biker so use the coins to get as many levels as you can into the biker upgrade. Similarly if you are having trouble landing after a big air time, you need better suspension and grip on your bike. However do note that upgrading the grip of your bike will make it more likely to stick to the ground rather than fly off at high speeds so you need to decide whether you want big air time or want to cover more distance in a shorter time.
The upgrade also matters according to the stage you are playing at and the special features of that stage. For example if you are playing on a very low grip stage like the Wood Stage you will most always entirely skip the suspension and road grip upgrades for your bike and put all those coins into the biker power and frame upgrades. This is because the nature of the stage benefits you when you get as much “big air” time as possible and the suspension and road grip upgrades work counterproductive to that benefit. Similarly if you are playing on the Highway Stage you would want to create a balance between the biker power and road grip upgrades with a higher priority given to the road grip upgrade because this stage has long stretches of open road and you can cover a huge amount of distance in a very short time if you have high road grip on your bike.
Moving on towards the purchasing of new bikes you will need to think over the options over here as well. Each kind of bike in the game has its own style of play and you should pick the bike that suits your style of gameplay for maximum enjoyment and benefits on each stage. Other than that it is recommended to have at least three different kinds of bikes in your garage in order to maximize the diversity of levels that you can easily attempt with each bike. The collection of bikes available to a player in Mad Skills BMX 2 is huge and quite overwhelming at some times but this confusion can be easily avoided if you always know what you are looking for.
As a general rule never ever go for the bikes which are out of place in every scenario. Needless to say these bikes are in the game only for the sole purpose of entertainment and laughs but if you want to seriously progress further on stages and earn a name for yourself on the leaderboards, such bikes are an absolute no no. You are left with three categories of bikes after these joy rides are eliminated. These are comprised of the “Climbers”, “Racers” and “Stunt Bikes”.
As is evident from their names, the “Climbers” category includes powerful versions like the classic hill BMX or the Monster BMX which can achieve steep heights without you breaking a sweat. These vehicles can be used on any stage on the game but are generally preferred over the other categories for stages that consist of very sharp inclined like the rocky hills or mountain stages. When upgrading these vehicles always focus on suspension and biker power above all other components as these are the two things that make a true Climber.
Similarly, the racers feature bikes with excellent road grip which have very high top speed and you should always have at least one racer bike in your garage for the long open levels like the highway stage. Last but not the least, the stunt bikes are the absolute essence of this game and it is with this category that you are guaranteed to have the most fun. This category includes vehicles with excellent flipping capabilities which enable you to perform multiple acrobatic motions and get huge “big air” times on any stage regardless of the terrain. Therefore choose wisely and enjoy Mad Skills BMX 2!