Excerpt: If you’ve ever wanted to ride an ATV at insane speeds while dressed as a gorilla, Mad Riders is now available and wants to make that wish come true. The game focuses on speed above all else, with breakneck action that also lets you bust out a myriad of tricks and stunts. And since most of the tracks are placed in rugged, mountainous environments, each lap is filled with razor thin turns and hair raising moments.
Excerpt: I went into Mad Riders expecting it to be a third-person ATV version of Trials based on some previews, but wound up being pleasantly surprised that it was far more like Pure than anything else. While there have been many off-road racers this gen, many have been underwhelming outside of Pure, and Mad Riders is about on par with that outstanding game. The core gameplay is very similar, but with some differences.
Summary: MAD RIDERS is a great little arcade game for the price, and more fun than quite a few games of the same genre. OK the soundtrack and gameplay can get a bit dull after a while, and the lack of off line multiplay does take the edge off a bit. But overall not a bad little game.
Summary: Overall, Mad Riders is a fun, fast paced racing experience for a very affordable price (800 Points). You can't really go wrong by giving it a shot. Plenty of tracks, and unlockables for you to work for, grab some friends and pass the controller around.
Conclusion: Mad Riders borrows a little too liberally from other titles to truly have its own identity. What is there, however, is an enjoyable enough arcade racer. It won't take players hugely long to complete but given that it's priced reasonably low for a downloadable release (less than a price of a pizza as the trailer will gleefully tell you), it's long enough to feel worth the asking fee.
A Well-Constructed Combination of Thrills and Speed
31 May 2012
Conclusion: Concept: Pick up where Nail'd left off with fast racing, big jumps, and a few surprises
Graphics: The game looks pretty good, and the color palette in particular makes the game pop off the screen
Sound: The generic rock music and arcade-cabinet announcer is as clichéd as it comes
Playability: The in-air steering is really helpful, and the racing feels solid
Entertainment: Mad Riders keeps things nice and simple, which streamlines it for speed
Excerpt: ' Sometime between populating getaway resorts with the walking dead in Dead Island and evoking the perils of the Wild West with the Call of Juarez series, Polish developer Techland also released the flawed Nail'd , an off-road arcade racer with a manic sense of speed and expansive big-air drops.
Excerpt: So you like racing games? That’s good. You like real-world race tracks? That’s bad. You like a blinding sense of speed? That’s good. You need gear ratios and realistic physics? That’s bad. However, if you like insane thousand foot jumps and impossible stunts, you will find a lot to enjoy in Mad Riders . And that’s good.