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  Motocross Madness 2
A Pentium II 300 is recommended along with an 8 Meg video card, 64 Megs of ram and 200 Megs of hard disc space. It also uses the cd verification method of copy protection. It also offers multiplayer options.
This is an "updated" version of the previous Motocross Madness that will make you throw away the previous version. The Graphics are fantastic as are the actions of the rider.

I am just a casual motorcycle rider; not a motocross rider but this game is what I would call the "need for Speed" for motorcycles. You can enter various race types or you can just go on your own. There are –Baja, Stunts, Enduro, National, Supercross and Pro-circuits. Within these are six to eight variations (40 tracks in 6 event types).

There is a new career mode – if you want you can race for purses and sponsorship dollars and see if you can make it all the way to the ultimate super stud challenge (Microsoft’s wording)– the Professional Supercross Circuit.

I tried going across country on the Baja race and was eventually presented with huge mountains that "popped up". I tried climbing them and was able to do it with difficulty. Once on top I was presented with another desert to drive on BUT after going a few hundred feet – bang – like being swatted by the jolly green giant – me and my bike were flying through the air over the mountains and back to the main scenery – with heavenly music and wind sound effects. That experience alone, was well worth the price of admission.

The only real annoyance was that the program asked for your video card on startup EVERY time. Did it really think I change my card that often?

Graphics were excellent with only the occasional glitch. Once I had a bus run through me but most of the time it would knock me down. There was the occasional tearing – very slight. Scenery was "there" and did not "pop up" as you got near except for the Mountains – an engineered variable.

Review ID Number: 219
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Microsoft
Review Date: 2001-04-19
Reviewer: John Mitchell
Rating: 9 out of 10
 
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