Aah, the sweet smell of webtoys in the morning (and afternoon/evening/night)! Pete from OneMoreLevel has just released Free Rider 2, a sequel that continues the more interactive spin on the Line Rider formula. Using a large tool set you can sculpt, edit and decorate the environment any way you choose. When you're done, take to the arrow keys and drive your rider through the stage. It's webtoy-meets-level-editor kind of experience, and it's even better than the original.
The tool set in Free Rider 2 lets you draw solid lines, background scenery, create curves (which are really just a series of small, straight lines), add power-ups, and perform basic editing tasks such as erasing or saving your work. Everything you need to craft any obstacle or path your imagination can conjure is there and is remarkably easy to use. After you have a basic level worked up, use the [arrow] keys to lean forward or backwards and [up] to move your vehicle in that direction. Gravity and physics are both your friend and enemy in this webtoy, and if you tip over and crash you'll need to reset the rider and tweak your level a bit. There's no real goal (or winning or losing for that matter), just play with the editor and have a good time!
Free Rider 2 presents a much smoother editing experience than the first game, and with the addition of the curve and background tools, expect to see some sharper-looking levels from Free Riders around the globe. Also be on the lookout for the new vehicle types that radically change how levels are designed and played. The usual bike rider is present, but there's also a unicycle, a truck, a helicopter, a hot air balloon, and a squidgy little cube that can't be destroyed. Each vehicle has a different purpose and feel (the helicopter can fly, making your average bike-centric level a bit... easier) and exponentially increases the amount of fun you can have with the simple game. Other new additions in this sequel include the ability to alter gravity, add slow-motion to certain areas, create boosts, and add bombs to the mix.
The most powerful part of any Rider-type webtoy is the community. Level creations can be copied and shared with anyone using a string of code, and the Free Rider 2 forum is packed with custom levels you can try. Look under the right-hand toolbar for your creation's code and to enter codes from your friends.
Bigger and better without sacrificing any of its simplicity or charm. Free Rider 2 is another slice of line-drawing creativity at its best!