Lonely Mountains: Downhill, Thunderful and Megagon's excellent bike trial game, has received another new update that hopes to give players a "completely fresh" experience.
The update adds all-new Modifiers for the game's daily leaderboard competition Daily Rides, essentially giving experienced players new and unexpected ways to spend their time on track. You can expect to find new trail layouts, an overpowered Super Bike that'll have you racing down the mountain like never before, and even a "mind-twisting" Mirror Modifier, flipping each course in a similar vein to Mario Kart's Mirror Mode.
- Mirrored Mode - the trail is horizontally mirrored, challenging everyone who already knows all the trails by heart
- New Obstacles and Short Cuts - new obstacles will keep you on your toe or allow you to use new and unexpected short cuts
- Changed Checkpoints - checkpoints have been moved, removed and/or added so you need to find completely new shortcuts and routes
- Unlimited Sprinting - Infinite stamina, so sprint as long as you want!
- Better Flying Control - in mid air the player can rotate the bike faster, allowing some nice stunts
- Double Bonus - twice as many season points gives an extra incentive to participate today
- And many more!
The new modifiers are part of Daily Rides' seventh season 'Summer Strolls', which also adds some beach-life outfits and accessories to the game.
Have you checked out Lonely Mountains: Downhill yourself? A paid DLC called 'Eldfjall Island', which launched towards the end of last year, is also available to grab from the eShop.
This game is pretty excellent
Glad to see they're still supporting this game. Its visuals may appear simplistic on the surface, but it's a deliberate aesthetic choice with an end result that looks great. The controls are tight and the courses are challenging, varied, and lengthy enough to stay entertaining. It's a great game especially when you just want something to pick up and play for a short period.
@AtlanteanMan Visuals like this are about as good as it gets on Switch! (joking!)
Does this game run any better than it did at launch? I was a little turned off by the lower resolution and freezing frames.
A game I wish so much to like.
But it's more of if you make it down, than how.
Too hard, too much trial and error, error, error.
Honestly want to see a sequel maybe called less lonely mountain with downhill racing same basic gameplay just let us race a couple other bikers throw in co op to let us explore the mountains with friends and vs to race them. They would probably have to rename it but hell it would be fun
Unless this gets a physical release I guess I'll be sticking with Descenders until this sees a juicy sale.
@MisterMan a recent discovery for some is that it has noticeably less freeze frames if the game is running off the Switch’s internal storage rather than on an external sd card. No idea if there’s been other patches since launch though (resolution still fairly poor, especially shadows) — there’s a demo on the eshop atm so you could always check
@peterandom thanks for the update. I actually bought the game on Switch at release but only put a few hours in. I'll redownload it and check it out.
@gcunit it did get a limited physical release
@chardir Yeh, I kinda thought it might have done, couldn't quite recall. Guess that makes the likelihood of a general release a bit lower
I'm not usually a frame rate snob....but this is one game that kinda needs to be played at 60fps to really be appreciated.
I tried the demo today, and oh boy I was awful at it. I just couldn't wrap my brain around the controls. I think the perspective also really threw me off.
@gcunit There is a physical of this game through Super Rare, but - I just checked - it is sold out. eBay?
@MetalMan Which kind of control option did you use? At first, I wasn't interested in the Game, because I thought you would always have to steer relative to the cyclers point of view, which would have melted my brain right off the start. But you can change it, so that you control the bike directly in any direction relative to the camera. Just in case you didn't know.
@Zach777 Isn't it? While it's sad, that even such a simple game in terms of graphics runs compromised on the Switch, it's still a 10/10 game in my eyes. For what it is, it's almost perfectly executed. One of the very few good games from Germany, I have to add.
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