MasonicGamer.com - Racing games have two different extremes they can go to, in an effort to elevate themselves above the ranks of average. One way is the path of realism, choosing unforgiving physics and a jargon-filled upgrade system. The second path is that of the arcade racer, with over-the-top stunts and crazy combos. Mad Riders, the downloadable quad bike title from Ubisoft, tries so hard to take the second route, but unfortunately falls a little short.
For those familiar with the racing genre, this game offers few new features. You’ll be speeding around various outdoor tracks, pulling off stunts in the air, and trying to finish before your rivals. Game types include the standard race, the time trial, and the checkpoint match, as well as multiplayer components. Upon finishing each challenge, stars are awarded, and these stars unlock further venues and races. Simple.