Motocross Championship 32X

  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: 32x

Here's one of those new racing games for that really modern 32X! But wait! How come these graphics look like they came from an B-bit game? And where's all those 32,000 plus colors? Hey, what's going on here? Well, certainly not excitement!

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  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: 32x

Here's one of those new racing games for that really modem 32X! But wait! How come these graphics look like they came from an 8-bit game? And where's all those32,000 plus colors? Hey, what's going on here? Well, certainly not excitement!

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Genre: racing
  • Players: 1 or 2
  • Levels: 1
  • Difficulty: medium

The 320 is a nice little machine that does exactly what Sega claims it does. There's no denying you get a fair amount of hardware power for your hard-earned money.

The first crop of software for it wasn't too bad either - not great, but not bad. However, with the release of Cosmic Carnage (see our review last Issue) and this clunker of a racing title, it's clear that the software still isn't anywhere near what the hardware can provide.

I admit that some of the backgrounds in Motocross Championship look pretty good, but with a 32-bit processor and a palette of 32,000+ colors, it would be a real surprise if they weren't Which is why it's such a mystery that most of the graphics in the foreground are as bad as they are - the characters ate so blocky they almost look like something from an 8-bit game. The controls are sluggish too, and even though there are a lot of tracks, they all look pretty much the same.

When you try two-player mode, the blockiness isn't as bad, but the quarter screen view each player gets is so tiny you're liable to have Game Gear flashbacks. The bottom line is that if you're looking for two-wheeled action on your 32X, pick up Road Rash 3 for Genesis - at least it's compatible.

  • Graphics: 6
  • Music & Sound: 7
  • Innovation: 5
  • Gameplay: 5
  • Replay Value: 5
  • Overall: 50%
reggie posted a review

Rock 'N' Roll Racing meets Road Rash in this rockin' game. Motomaniacs will ride full throttle.

Motorcyle Madness

Motocross's gas tank is full of attitude. You race from a behind-the-biker view with kicks and punches edging you past 11 other riders. You bounce, slide, and jump your bike on 12 hilly motocross tracks that are littered with obstacles. There's not much strategy, though -- don't bother looking for power-ups, weapons, or bike-customizing options.

ProTip: Pull up on the front wheel as you make your jumps, or you'll eat 50 feet of dirt.

The racing's not simple, however. MC's controls offer endless combinations of stunts and racing techniques that propel you toward the checkered flag. In addition to punching and kicking, you can pop wheelies, lean over the handlebars for increased speed, slide around turns, and pull acrobatics for extra cash. At first, the stunts are tough to execute, but you'll soon be flaunting daring "power salutes" to the cheering crowd.

Bikes pile up at the start of the race, so get ahead -- or out of the way-quickly.

Graph-X and Sound FX

The graphics are as up and down as the hilly tracks. The sprites are big, but there's serious pix- elization up close or when they're bunched together. Also, your view zooms in and out, which can be distracting. At least you get pretty good wipeouts.

The sounds add horsepower. The music rocks raucously, and instead of the typical whining engines, you hear rumbling roars. Yells add personality to the action. If you're a biker or you're looking for racing action on your 32X, take Motocross Championship for a spin. It's fast fun.

Don't just kick a guy when he's down -- run over him to keep him off his bike longer.

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