TA Plays: ‘Mad Skills BMX’ – A Sidescrolling Racer With Swipe Controls

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This afternoon I showed Brad just how mad my skills are in Mad Skills BMX ($0.99). It’s another one of those side-scrolly physics-powered racing games, and feels like an evolution of the developer’s previous title, Mad Skills Motocross ($0.99).

The main difference here (aside from graphical upgrades and things like that) is the addition of a neat swipe control method. I’m still not really sure how I feel about it, since, weirdly enough, virtual buttons just seem more “natural" to me in games like this. I realize how crazy that sounds, but Brad and I dig into that as I play through the whole tutorial. We also get on a weird tangent regarding just how disappointing Tony Hawk Pro Skater’s Xbox Live Arcade re-release was. I’m not sure what that has to do with anything, but, whatever.

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