- MUD-FIM Motocross World Championship from Namco/Bandai
- Rated T for Teen
- Available on: Playstation 3 • Xbox 360
- Available February 26, 2013
What It Is
MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship is a motocross racing game and the only video game to feature the MX1 and MX2 Championships plus the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. In other words, it’s a racing game with motocross riders on dirt bikes.
There are three main modes and each mode has multiple options for how to play the game. Unfortunately, most of these options all lead back to you racing on a dirt track and no matter what the background locations of the races are, the tracks all look the same.
Is It Fun?
This is a challenging game that you have to keep playing if you want to get good. Improving your game and moving up in the race rankings is rewarding but most of the game-play is very repetitive and kids (and adults) will probably get bored with it before even getting to something that comes close to rewarding.
Most races in the game reward you with cash, which can be used to unlock new tricks or to purchase upgrades for your riders in the Mud World Tour mode. In this mode, you can unlock riders and create a team with up to four riders. Each rider has four skills, which you can purchase upgrades for using the money you earned while playing. Having these upgradable racers is a great idea but it really doesn’t matter which racer you select because they all have the same four skills and once in the race, they all look the same because of their helmets and suits.
Who It’s For
MUD is rated T for teen because of some of the language used. Kids under the age of 10 will probably find the game too challenging and gamers of all ages will probably find the game too repetitive to enjoy for very long.
What To Be Aware Of
The only real exception to the monotonous appearance of the game is the Monster Trick Battle Mode, where you perform tricks on different stunt courses to earn points and cash.
Multiple modes aren’t enough to make anyone return to this game for a repeat play.