If you like motocross games past or present you should take a long look at Mad Skills Motocross. This game has it all, great graphics, great sound, fun gameplay, and most of all challenging yet fun levels.
The look and feel seems like just any other run of the mill motocross game but when you start playing you will quickly realize that Mad Skills Motocross is much more. There are 2 types of gameplay, Career and Time Attack. Each mode has 5 divisions that you must work your way through. Each division has 10 tracks that must be conquered before moving on to the next division. Each division is increasingly more difficult than the last so beware some tracks will take you dozens of tries before you finally cross the finish line in first. The Time Attack mode allows you to go back to previous tracks you completed in Career mode and try to beat your own time.
The game’s graphics are crystal clear and are some of the best I have seen for a dirt bike game. The audio is on par with the visuals. The bike sounds along with the in game sound track is pretty good.
The controls are very simple to use and very straight forward. All of the controls are “buttons” on the screen. The throttle and brake are on the left and the tilt controls and special button are on the right. You can swap the sides in the options menu if you feel the need. There is also an accelerometer option that allows you to tilt the bike by tilting your iPhone or iPod. I found this quite difficult especially after using the buttons for so long.
I can’t quit playing this game. I’ve been stuck on a track in the second division for 2 days now and it’s killing me, but I keep finding myself trying to beat it every second I get. This game only runs $.99 for all iOS devices so check it out.
Overall Value for it’s $.99 price point
Overall: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Graphics: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Sound: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Controls: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars