Play as a motorbike-riding stuntman destined for a comically painful crash in this arcade game for Windows 8.
The life of a stuntman
You control a stuntman named Johnny whose goal is to collect as many gold coins as possible. He does this by riding his bike onto ramps, through pipes, over boats, and a variety of vehicles. In order to progress to higher levels you must collect a certain amount of gold coins. Overall, the tone of Fail Hard is light-hearted and displays cheesy jokes on loading screens.
Much of Fail Hard comes down to trial and error: you'll crash a few times just to figure out where are all the coins are located and how to reach them. This isn't particularly annoying and it's nice that Fail Hard doesn't force you to make in-app purchases to play for long periods of time.
No helmet required
The controls are straight-forward in Fail Hard as there are only three buttons to press: throttle (move forward), brake, and jump. The brake and jump buttons are located on the left side of the screen while throttle is on the right. There is also a button that allows to skip forward if you don't feel like watching Johnny finishing crashing.
That looks dangerous!
The graphics for Fail Hard are fairly basic, but colorful; objects have a cartoonish blocky look to them. In keeping with the light-hearted nature of the game, the sounds effects are comical and include people chuckling, cheering, and jeering as you crash your bike.
Failing never looked so good
Fail Hard doesn't bring much new to the table, however it still provides a decent time-killer.