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App description: The 2016 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship has a new contender and that is YOU: the SBK Official Mobile Game is back and now totally FREE TO PLAY!

Experience the thrill of handling a 200 HP beast, speeding through the most challenging race tracks in the world: Aprilia, Kawasaki, Honda, Ducati, MV Agusta, BMW or Yamaha the choice is yours!
Compete against reigning Champion Jonathan Rea and other real SBK riders, climb the leaderboards, challenge your friends or measure your riding skills in the new Test Ride mode to earn yourself a game-changing reward.

Feast your eyes on realistic 3D graphics with dynamic lighting effects and go wild with as many as 10 different control options - including motion, virtual joystick and mobile game pad.
Discover the new game physics and push it to the limit until you hear the screech of tires skidding on tarmac as the rear wheel loses traction and you fight to regain control of your bike.

Step up the challenge and become the new Superbike World Champion: ride your way to victory in the fastest lane of all!


KEY FEATURES:

-13 rounds set on 4 continents, including the new German circuit of Lausitz
-24 star riders from an international roster, including former world champions Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli
-5 game modes, including Championship, Quick Race, Challenge, Time Attack and Test Ride, where you take on a series of trials to prove your skills and unlock premium features
-Take the riders seat with the new cockpit view
-Enjoy gaming to its fullest with a MFi controller
-Take advantage of 3D Touch to jump right into a Quick Race from your Home screen


NOTES:

SBK16 was developed in conjunction with Dorna WSBK Organization to ensure an accurate representation of the white-knuckle SUPERBIKE RACING style and offer the most realistic motorcycle racing experience on iOS.

Although SBK16 is totally free to play, the game also provides for a PREMIUM gaming experience, allowing you to:
1.Remove advertisements
2.Get additional Challenges
3.Back up and synch your savegame files across multiple devices
You can unlock the above premium features through an optional in-app purchase OR you can earn them by beating the new Test Ride mode.


For any enquiry or SUPPORT requests, please contact us at: sbk-mobile@dtales.it
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Find out more about the game on the official Web page:
http://www.sbkmobile.com/

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Boardumb's comments:


07-21-2016, 02:20 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,422
Downloading it now. I like the idea of a premium experience. Hopefully there will be on screen button control options. I'll post impressions later and let's see if I make the premium purchase.

Billy

07-21-2016, 02:22 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 1,765
I follow this sport and look forward to the game each year. Will play it when I get home can't wait!
07-21-2016, 02:36 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,287
In SBK 14, 15 and 16 i just hate their controls.
If you dont want gyroscope, not only do you have to use a SLIDER for steering - and not virtual arrows, - you cant reposition the buttons and the slider on the screen to where you want.
Shame.
Because in case you missed it in features, this one has Cockpit View and i jus WANT to play it.

Last edited by ramzarules; 07-21-2016 at 02:38 PM.
07-21-2016, 03:27 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,545


I really wish there were more motorracing games on the app store. The SBK games have a lot of potential imo, but every year I'm disappointed. SBK16 has the same flaws as SBK15 like bad AI, unresponsive controls and I wish the bikes have me a bit more feedback. Still like these games cause they offer something different. I'm willing to pay for the premium unlock and it's something I applause. But here they shove the same ad in your face over and over again, even before the main menu loaded up.
07-21-2016, 07:45 PM
#6

No, SBK16 - Official Mobile Game from Digital Tales is still not perfect and does kinda feel more like an upgrade of last year then actually an new Game but Digital Tales seems to prefer small steps if it comes to improving their Games so what was mostly already said about SBK15 - Official Mobile Game does fit for SBK16 - Official Mobile Game too.


The Game still does look pretty decent for an Mobile Racing Game also I have to say that honestly the Engine should get next year really an upgrade since we are slowly getting to the point where iOS & Android Devices are having enough CPU/GPU Power so that we can see an Upgrade if it comes to the current Engine.


What many will realize sooner then later or at least I did is that the Control System that is currently still in place and haven`t been upgrade a lot since almost two years is really already outdated and is actually hurting the Game each single year more and more.

It still does feel like you don`t have total Control over your Bike while the A.I pulls Moves that you couldn`t even do if you would connect your iDevice to an actual real Wheel InGame and then try to pull those moves.


Another major issue I`m having almost every year with the SBK Games is that there is no real Speedindicator besides the Speedometer which does kill the Game more or less for me.

It doesn`t matter if I`m driving 30 MPH or 160 MPH since it does always feel the same way in the Game and which specially at the beginning of playing the new Game each year end with me driving too fast into the Corner so I can`t pull my bike fast enough into the right corner to just get out of it on time and don`t loose each single corner time again and again.


Besides that some of the driver seem to have some issues with their hitboxes which leads to stange situations where you drive behind someone and then suddenly you both lay on the floor. This happen at least twice to me during an single race and I believe that it was even the same driver so the Team back at Digital Tales should probably look into it since it cant be that I am driving besides other driver so close that I can smell their perfume while others seem to have the hitbox of a car


Conclusion:

It may sound like SBK16 - Official Mobile Game is an total waste of time but this, like already last year too, isn`t the case and SBK16 - Official Mobile Game definitly is an try worth if you can overlook those issues that I had mentioned above but Digital Tales should be aware of that if they pull next year again the same Game out without a bunch of clear improvements that I don`t have to actually read up but see and feel InGame we will reach the point were their SBK Franchise might get some harsh Reviews.
07-22-2016, 03:55 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 675
Ads can't be closed = app deleted.
07-22-2016, 08:59 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by TicTac View Post
Ads can't be closed = app deleted.
Those ads can be closed if you press on the X in the right Corner like in this case,..


..or on the left if an X is not displayed. Besides that you can disable those Ads that appear at the start of the Game and after each Race..


..but also with an iAP in the Game (Ad-Free Game):

07-22-2016, 08:19 PM
#9
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 13
SBK16 - Official Mobile Game (Digital Tales)

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Originally Posted by Boardumb View Post



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Any chance we could see both weather effects and time of day, independent of each other, also perhaps, possibly replays, with multiple choice types (as in R.R. 3)? This looks to be a quality title.

The only racing title that I have ever seen that incorporates all of my suggestions (with exception of time of day) is the original GT Racing from Gameloft (early 2010, links here and here). Still love this game because of the availability of all of these features.

Thank you in advance.

Last edited by Digital_Guy; 07-22-2016 at 08:24 PM. Reason: Link updates / changes.