The Motor Bike mechanics have been fleshed out now.
|Screenshot still not exciting.|
The meter on the bottom left is your boost power. (Yay to a tester for wanting a booster of some sort, he got his wish.) Once used, the bike will have a burst of speed for 2.5 seconds. The booster takes 7 seconds to fully recharge on its own. That little Metroid icon (which may change) will fill up the recharge meter by a bit. If you're boosting when getting those, the booster time will be extended a little. These mechanics allow me a lot more flexibility with the level layouts, which is definitely nice. The camera was pushed forward as well to allow more time to react to oncoming obstacles.
The bike will show up in other areas of the game as well, not just this level in this gate. Gate D will have one bike map. The next blog post will speak of another fun MMX ability which had been in the works for some time.