Sonic Free Riders video review nearly ends in actual disaster

Thursday, 11th November 2010 12:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt


“Gameplay? Fun. Possibility of injury? Yes.”

There’s this guy, right, and he’s doing a Sonic Free Riders review and he nearly breaks his neck at 2.48 in the video below.

This made us nearly foul ourselves laughing.

Kinect launched his week in the UK, having previously released in the US to a Times Square dancing banana.



  1. Isuru86


    Being fat suxxx

    #1 4 years ago
  2. OrphanageExplosion


    #2 4 years ago
  3. M2Kx

    Oh, I had to laugh :/ But this is exact the reason why I shouldn’t use this :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Someone please make a REMIX… Please :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ecu

    Looks fucking awful. Embarrassing to watch.

    Oh, it doesn’t work.

    It still doesn’t work.

    Now here’s two minutes of me looking like a complete spanner. Welcome to the future of gaming.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Panou


    #6 4 years ago
  7. DBZ0wnz

    @5 nicely said lols.

    I can’t wait for more reviews just to have a good laugh.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    Insta-fail. This video has made me realise exactly how bad Kinect really is. Those missed voice commands are really unacceptable.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Psychotech

    after seeing this i must say kinect is fun like a joke

    #9 4 years ago
  10. trivi4l

    I have a Kinect and its not bad at all.
    Sonic Free Riders however is. Look at the GT review of it.

    Games like Dance Central work extremely well on it and I have it myself and it’s loads of fun(and I HATE DANCING).

    #10 4 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    That looked pretty craptacular.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. scuz

    wow. I look forward to the first concussion story.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Freek

    Reviews pretty much pegged Sonic Free Riders as the worst launch title.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dralen

    And there you go kids, a video just to show you how crap Kinect really is.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gadzooks!

    A direct comparison would be kungfu riders for Move. Abysmal, practically unplayable game for a controller that fundamentally works correctly.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Psychotech

    @10 Dance Central is fun but you aren’t actually the controller,more like playing “Simon Says” kind of game.Which is pretty much every launch title.

    Edit:@15 what’s Move got to do with this article?pull yourself together

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    @16: Except for Kinectimals and Kinect Sports and almost all the others you mean? (Where you’re in direct control of an avatar / pointers which you use to hit things / kick things / jump things etc etc)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Psychotech

    @17 Most of the launch titles prompt you others less than Dance Central.They do not have the real freedom of you being the controller

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    The only other games which have you copying what something is doing on screen are Dance Masters and Fitness Evolved (which has you copying about half the time, with the other half being target based cardio stuff).

    Everything else is gesture based or free form.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. themadjock

    Lot’s of bruises this Christmas

    #20 4 years ago
  21. _LarZen_

    The game (fictonal title here) sucks on PS3 so the entire system sucks! You see how stupid that looks?

    Kinect is realy cool and when the sofware is done correct it shines…Sonic Free Riders is NOT one of em….

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!


    You have demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of the technology and games available right there.

    It’s best to know what the hell you are talking about before arguing.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Psychotech

    Psychotext is right though at some point.I acknowledge that,even though the most flawless and interesting by consumers titles for the tech are the ones which use the “simon says” tactic.

    what’s your excuse?why bring up Move or Kung Fu riders on this article?this is not a race

    #23 4 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    OMG I can’t stop laughing holy shit this is the funniest thing I’ve seen all week ahhhh GOD this is funny as hell man.

    “Back”…..”Back”……ok lets do it manually (LMAO!)

    “Select” :D :D :D

    Please I wanna see the people who have been defending NATAL these past 3 weeks post their gameplay sessions of Dance Central :D Please do it!

    I can’t stop watching this video I have to fav it and spam it out to all my PS3 friends on my list. FUCKING CLASSIC :D

    Kevin Butler forget PEW PEW PEW your new saying is Back Back Select. AHHHHH GOD this is sooooooo funny I’m crying :)

    #24 4 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHA XD wow too funny. :)

    #25 4 years ago

    Why, oh why?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!


    “why bring up Move on this article?”

    Learn to read, I already told you.

    As a direct comparison there are games for Move which control so badly that they are practically unplayable, even though the controller fundamentally works.

    It’s a frame of reference for the less informed members of this forum.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Jan

    24: Have fun :D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Stephany Nunneley

    Did I see ass crack in there at one point? Ewwwww. Always wear pants that fit. Seriously.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Psychotech

    @27 you learn to think before you post.don’t use it just for hatrack
    it’s clearly a fanboy response.
    it’s like hearing kids say to each other.
    -Look your game is shit
    -your is too
    C’mon now all the users here know which turf you support and which you have a long history on this site.i’m just being subjective here.

    No one compares here except you.this isn’t what the article is it again
    as it seems,you lack some reading skills too ;)

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Jan

    Gadzooks: hahha I kinda love what you did there, everybody is like “Buuuuh Kinect, I go back now and play my Kung Fuck Rider while I wank to the game” and then you point out hey its kinda bad Kung fuck shit, and everybody get crazy mad about you and call you the fanboy

    1+ :D

    Just gonna put this one here

    Oh I’m sry you can use Move for something, my bad

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Gadzooks!


    As well as fundamentally not understanding the technology you fundamentally dont understand the message in my post which was:

    Don’t tar all kinect games with the same brush. The tech works, that has already been conclusively proven.

    As a parallel the same technology teething troubles can be seen on other systems.

    But no, you want an ongoing argument.

    You wont be getting one, oh sock account. yes, I know who you are.


    #32 4 years ago
  33. theevilaires


    1st video: Ummm yea cause we can see if he’s atcually playing the game right? Nice Halo reach poster btw. You know what kind of people hang Halo posters on their walls….do I need to say the name….didn’t think so -YOU FAIL

    2nd video: Its a fighting game not a cheerleading game in which of course his movements won’t be tracked right. Also compared to NATAL’s similar rip off title I wouldn’t hold your breathe and think that will be any better -FAIL AGAIN

    3rd video: That girl back there with the two MOVE controllers playing some exercise game looks pretty hot. – GOOD JOB

    So lets see all you manage to do is show everyone why you deserve to be classified as the next XBOT of the site #93427 bot to exact. I slain O’Connor now another challenger enters the ring. Can some just make me a giant EMP? :D

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Jan


    Oh-oh YOU FAIL! OMG!! MUHAHAH!!! …

    yes, but at least I don’t comment like a jerk like you do all the times in the Sony news, which make YOU FAIL/Troll

    #34 4 years ago
  35. OrbitMonkey

    Can’t wait for some guy to post a vid of his girlfriend using Kinnect. Now that would shift some units :D

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Jan

    OrbitMonkey: Its not hard to find since somebody actually bought Kinect… UHHHHH theevilaires :P

    #36 4 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    34: You do know you make yourself look more stupid with every post and link you submit right. :D what does that vid have anything to with the vid Garratt post for the article. The whole gag is about the video being funny not just plain stupid smacking yourself in the head with a MOVE controller (trying to get laughs out of kids like you)

    Obviously the guy in the video Garratt posted is not trying to be funny on purpose but comes off hilarious as he tries to be hardcore with the NATAL casual gameplay. he makes some embarrassing mistakes and thats why its great….

    …you on the other hand….just plain retarded. I guess your parents were all for not pro choice. :D

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Psychotech

    @32 that’s not the purpose of your comment you know that as well as many other users.You have a trolling history here.No matter how hard you try to hide it,it still reeks.
    i do not support Move either.
    Your Move example is totally out of place.Cheap shot if you will.
    Next time you respond make sure you will do it “fundamentally”

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Jan

    theevilaires: hahah trust me i’m not afraid since I seen many of yours comments :D , and i’m just trying to speak your baby language and it seems to work, now go back and play with your move and stick it up in your a** we know you like it Jonn Doe o_0

    #39 4 years ago
  40. naffgeek

    Lets just hope he lives on the ground floor or someone is going to be shitting themselves while he is playing kinect.

    As for all the squabbling children on here, can i ask a serious question?

    Why do yo uhate something so much that

    A) you haven’t bought/don’t own.

    B) Isn’t something you are interested in buying/owning.

    Don’t worry Black Ops has sold a shitload, no one is going to take your gun porn away from you if these motion controllers are succesfull.

    So calm down dear’s, it’s only a game.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Filofax

    @15 There you go again with the fanboy stuff, did you get upset that people were taking the piss out of your beloved gaming system? Never mind it looks like Jan is here to fight the good fight with you.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Crysis

    @40, Don’t bother fanboys have the mind of a child, they don’t understand common sense, useless attempting to preach it to them.

    #42 4 years ago

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