Some of our readers have been waiting for a game just like Moto X Mayhem [$1.99] from Occamy Games. The game is a faster-paced version of various physics bike games that have already appeared in the app store and resembles many of the popular Flash dirt bike games. In fact, this version seems near identical to TeaGames’ TG Motocross.
The game is a physics dirt biking gaming in which you are simply trying to make it to the end of each level with the best time. If you fall, you’ve got to start over. The controls work quite well on the iPhone with the natural use of the accelerometer for leaning forward/backward on your bike. Tapping on the left side of the screen brakes while tapping on the right accelerates. You can perform flips, though no bonus points are given for these stunts. Despite the nicely implemented controls and gameplay, the remainder of the game is remarkably sparse.
The game comes with only 7 levels which in total took me about 2 minutes and 21 seconds to complete once I had practiced enough to be able to make it through. Making it through within the allotted lives isn’t a cinch and does take practice. The incentive to keep playing is to improve your times. The game does contain a global leaderboard to compare total track times, and each track can be practiced individually.
We really like what we’ve seen, but we want a lot more. There are similar physics types games including another dirt bike one called Motocross [$3.99] which does have many more levels, but we just didn’t like the design or gameplay of that one as much.
App Store Link: Moto X Mayhem, $1.99