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Riptide GP:
Renegade
18 Accessibility Features

We've documented 18 accessibility features for Riptide GP: Renegade, including No Holds, Remap Buttons, Play Without Hearing, Speaker Indicator and Fully Subtitled (Or No Speech). Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Reading but it also has features in Navigation, Getting Started and Audio to reduce unintended barriers.

This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Riptide GP: Renegade is a fast-paced racing game set in the underground hydro-jet racing scene. It takes extreme jet-ski action in a wacky direction, but there's a significant skill in manoeuvring your vehicle through tight twists and turns to achieve air time for stunts. It combines the thrill of high-speed racing with snowboarding-style ramps and tricks that increase your score.

Our accessibility examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Riptide GP: Renegade (Series) accessibility 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 15 months ago.

NotesAccessibility Notes

This report is based on the latest game in the series, Riptide GR: Renegade. Previous games may differ in the features provided.

On mobile, you can swipe and touch the screen to control your character, or you can connect a controller. The controller/keyboard can be fully remapped on the relevant systems, including on mobile. The game is fast-paced, so you need to rapidly press buttons and sometimes press multiple buttons simultaneously, but holding down buttons is inevitable. The game is also fairly challenging and features no difficulty settings to make it easier.

Text is generally only in menus and is often low in contrast and small. Dialogue in the game is restricted to text boxes with an illustration of the speaker, with no voice acting. This text is high in contrast but still small.

Levels are easily navigable with clear routes, apart from occasional shortcuts, so navigation is never an issue.

There is no motion blur or depth of field, but the game has lots of screen shake effects as you race, occasional flashes, busy backgrounds, and lots of effects that can partially obscure the screen, like water droplets forming on the camera.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/02/2011, updated in 2017

Price: 50% off

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Apple TV, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (8 online)

Genres: Race, Sports (Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Vector Unit (@VectorUnit)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 10 accessibility features for Controls in Riptide GP: Renegade which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Can play with the following:

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse And Keyboard

Can play with the following:

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Touchscreen

Can play with the following. Additional gestures may be required for games played with a screenreader like VoiceOver.

Two Motions Targeted: Can play with touchscreen, two simultaneous taps, swipes or hold gestures.

Remap Controls

Can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Can re-map all buttons so that you can use alternatives that better suit your play.

Swap Sticks: Can swap the sticks over so that you can use the opposite sticks to control the game.

Remap Sticks: Can remap the stick controls to controller buttons for easier access of direction controls.

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Can remap mouse and keyboard key bindings, on systems that support these controls.

Remap Extra Mouse Buttons: Can remap additional buttons on mice that provide more than the two standard buttons, on systems that support these controls.

Invert X/Y Axis: Can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming. This enables you to match your instinctive orientation when looking.

Button Combinations

Specific button operation required to play

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons for prolonged periods (a second or more) is not required or can be switched to toggling the action on and off. This is in addition to the movement stick/button which is not considered a hold for this purpose.

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Riptide GP: Renegade which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Riptide GP: Renegade, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Riptide GP: Renegade which deals with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

 

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If you want to play Riptide GP: Renegade, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in Riptide GP: Renegade which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

Subtitles

All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.

Captions

Speaker Indicator: Textual captions indicate who is speaking (or there is only ever one person speaking). This can also be indicated visually in the game with character icons or placing text in speech bubbles next to the person speaking.

 

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If you want to play Riptide GP: Renegade, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Navigation in Riptide GP: Renegade which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.

Clarity

Large Clear Navigation: The in-game navigation and maps are clear to read. They offer large text and offer markers that are large and of high contrast. Where text or information is small, there are settings to zoom-in and increase visibility.

Menu Navigation

Digital Menu Navigation: Menu choices with Gamepad can be made without using an analogue stick to guide a cursor to a selection. For example, using D-Pad, buttons or the Stick to change menu selection in a single action.

Menus Don't Wrap: Menus don't wrap and stop the cursor at the bottom of the list if you press down. Or menus do wrap but make it clear that you are back at the top of the list with sound or narration.

 

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If you want to play Riptide GP: Renegade, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Riptide GP: Renegade which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Riptide GP: Renegade, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in Riptide GP: Renegade which deals with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Play Without Hearing

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio

If you want to play Riptide GP: Renegade, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:

CommunicationCommunication

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in Riptide GP: Renegade which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction. The following games are similar to Riptide GP: Renegade, and offer accessibility features for Communication:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Android
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this.
 
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Xbox Series X|S
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
iOS
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Ben Kendall


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