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Pumped: BMX
BMX bandit
By Damien McFerran 08 January 2013
Game Name: Pumped: BMX | Developer: Yeah Us! | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Sports | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
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Crazes come and go in waves, and it would appear that BMX-ing (if such a term exists) is very much back in the limelight - despite the fact that the pastime itself can trace its history back more than three decades.

To capitalise on this recent upsurge in popularity, Yeah Us! and Noodlecake Studios have launched Pumped: BMX, an attractive stunt-based title that showcases a hip youngster sitting astride his beloved bike. We can't quite make out whether it has spokey-dokes on the wheels, sadly.

The 'pump' element of the title refers to an increase in speed before hitting a jump. By holding down the 'pump' button and releasing it at the right moment before a leap you can cause your rider to fly gracefully through the air. Tilting your device adjusts his position mid-jump, while tapping the 'pump' button a second time executes a sharp dive, which can be useful when you wish to build up speed for the next hill.
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Summary
Don't judge Pumped: BMX on its basic visuals and drab music - underneath the plain exterior lies a challenging and enjoyable stunt-based experience
RATING
8/10
 
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