Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross (by 2XL Games) is a motocross racing game that lets you race alone or against others in live match ups with other online players from around the world, on up to 10 different tracks. 2XL Games has been around for awhile making some of the best racing games for the iPhone and iPad iOS — and now the Android OS. This game features plenty of motorcross racing action, different riders, rider and bike upgrades, as well as some extras. The game sells for $0.99 on both platforms already mentioned, but on the iOS the game is called Ricky Carmichael’s Motorcross Matchup pro, but is virtually the same game and price. The practice mode is basically regular free racing gameplay where you can race on all tracks against a computer player. Here you can learn tricks, moves, and the tracks themselves as you try out the 10 tracks that are 2011 Supercross track layouts. Apparently, Ricky even has a track in his own backyard because you can race there too, which when you think about it makes sense — and is very cool.
Imagine getting up and going out to work on your very own motorcross track, while not for everyone, it is still pretty cool. The online match gameplay is the best feature of this app. You can quickly find a person to race (from around the world) based on your skill level or race against any and all, but doing this might humble you a bit. You use the accelerometer to manever your motorcross bike through the tracks collecting wrenches (in app currency), tool boxes, performing tricks, and trying to come in first place in each race. But, coming in first does not guarantee a win, it is based on all areas I just mentioned, so you can come in second and still win. The tricks are easy to perform, but executing them before landing is a must or you will crash. You can swipe the screen when in the air and perform a Can Can, Lazy Boy, and Superman to name a few moves that will skyrocket your points.
This game played very well on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, with fast connections for match gameplay, no crashes, no noticeable lag time, a little slow loading initially, yet an overall very good experience. There were a few times when trying to find a match player that the refresh button did not do the trick, so I closed out the app and once I reopened it I found a match in a matter of a few seconds. There are also some funkiness with graphics and not crashing when you run into items, which is not horrible, but noticeable when it happens. My only other complaints are the cheesy voice over commentary by Ricky Carmichael, which is laced into this game so badly that 2XL should fire whoever did it. The other complaint is each time you crash Ricky or your rider, they go into the fetal position, which lacks any realism at all. These complaints may be a bit picky, but with a few more tweaks this game could be even better. I look forward to what 2XL Games has up their sleeve and be sure to race the Tallahassee Race track as it has the best hills and jumps. Be sure to watch the Ricky Carmichael’s Motorcross Android App Video for a look at this Android Racing game plays.
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