Week in Arcade: Motocross Madness


One game this week, a $10 update to a long dormant franchise.

Motocross Madness

Wildly fun and simplistic racing highlight this reboot of sorts from the waning days of ’90s-era Windows, the solid trick system along with enormous sense of speed catapult this kooky racer. Courses are littered with boost power-ups and unyielding shortcuts, while crashes are enormously over the top… and rewarded. Motocross Madness only dies with open world events that drain the pacing and thrills in exchange for quests. The wild sensibilities turn from 100 to almost nothing, even if these events are challenging.