SBK16 arrives... in fair and freemium form

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Just catching up with more games releases for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile. SBK15 was a huge 'premium' game for 2015, released as a commercial title at a couple of UK pounds. Much as I love this 'nothing left to pay' model, it does seem as if the mainstream is quite happy with 'freemium' and paying later etc. Which is why this year's version of SuperBike is free to grab, with the £2 fee left as an in-app purchase to unlock extra challenges and remove ads. A great compromise that should suit everyone. 

From the Store 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, 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 9 different control options - including motion and virtual joystick. 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!


  • 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 rider’s seat with the new cockpit view
  • Tap the SBK16 Live Tile to jump right into a Quick Race from your Home screen

Here's the game in action:

Screenshot, SBK16

Five different modes and all available for free, with just some ads to see now and then...

Screenshot, SBK16

Only £2? Take note Gameloft and others with swingeing £80 IAPs. You don't have to be greedy - now go get rid of the ads and make SBK16 a success.

Screenshot, SBK16

Terrifically smooth in-game action, and you don't need a top end Lumia to see all this. Be wary though, SBK16 is hard, even on its 'easy' level - you'll need to be something of a racer to even finish within sight of your opponents!

Screenshot, SBK16

One of the various in-game views - it's astounding how far gaming has come, this is very much a full simulation.

The £2 in-app-purchsase lets you:

  1. Remove advertisements
  2. Get additional Challenges
  3. Back up and synch your savegame files across multiple devices

Go download it now!

Source / Credit: Store