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Global Gaming Initiative Launches Sidekick Cycle In The App Store

Sidekick Cycle is a brand new "downhill racer" with a difference, which is available to download for $0.99 and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. As with similar downhill racer apps, this new game encourages racers to reach high speeds, to perform jump and tricks, and to complete circuits in as little time as possible. However, unlike other apps, in Sidekick Cycle there's a purpose: "[the app] aims to raise awareness of the positive impact bikes can make in impoverished communities," Global Gaming Initiative explains. The developer continues: "A bike can make sure a kid attends school every day, as well as provide daily healthy activity. Global Gaming Initiative’s mission is to connect communities to make a difference." [caption id="attachment_465440" align="aligncenter" width="568"] Sidekick Cycle.[/caption] In addition, helping gamers in their mission are a number of cute sidekicks, each of which equip bikers with unique powers and skills. As outlined in Sidekick Cycle's release notes:
Blaze a trail to victory with Sidekick Cycle, Global Gaming Initiative’s one-touch downhill biking game that turns you into an adventurous, heroic biker. Use your skills to brave hazardous terrain, delivering bikes to kids in need. Customize your ride with an assortment of helpful Sidekick companion animals, then push it to the breaking point as your hurtle at top speed through dangerous courses filled with gravity-bending jumps and all that Mother Nature can throw at you!
Features of the game include:
  • TONS OF LEVELS! Barrel down more than 30 vertigo-inducing, tire-shredding tracks across the rugged, untamed terrain of North America and Africa, with new levels to come in future updates
  • INSANE TRICKS! Push yourself to the limit and pull off gravity-defying tricks and flips for bonus points and coins to spend on upgrades
  • ADORABLE SIDEKICKS! Buckle up and hold on tight with Hondro and his Sidekicks –animal friends with ferocious powers to help you reach the finish line in one piece
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR BIKE! Personalize your ride with a mountain of choices from a variety of rider gear and bikes
  • GAME CENTER ENABLED! Leaderboards and achievements
Prospective users should also be aware that the game is also partly supported through optional in-app purchases. As mentioned, Sidekick Cycle can be downloaded in the App Store for $0.99, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Check out the new application now, or for more of our recent app news, see: Quirky App Of The Day: Not All Of The Vegetables In Plants Dash Are BadThe Omni Group Rebuilds OmniFocus 2 For iPhone From The Ground Up For iOS 7, and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Set To Reach iDevices This Winter. [gallery]