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PS2 Review - Motocross Mania 3

by: MD Weems ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Looking for a fun motorcycle game for your PS2 that everyone can play? Motorcross Mania 3 is a great game, low in price, and fun to play for all.

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    Game Play

    motocross mania When it comes to motorcycles, this game has it all. You get to choose from over 10 different characters to play, each with their own cycle, look, style, and abilities - yes, girls and boys here. Once you have picked your alter ego, you head into the game, choosing where you want to ride from the few areas that are unlocked at the beginning of the game. While in the race, you have to keep track of how the crowd likes you, your power points, combos that gain you extra points, tricks, and even fighting off the other players with hits, bats, pipes, and more. The better you are at defending and fighting, the more the crowd loves you! And, don't forget along the way to pick up the extra health, lives, and money that you'll come across on the trail.

    As you move through the different areas of the game, you will unlock new areas to play in. There are actually over 20 different areas, including a big arena that will allow a "demolition derby" type play - which is massively fun for everyone to try out! There is just about every type of area you can think of, from mountains to dirt roads to city streets to arenas. So, you are sure to find your favorite area as you go.

    Overall, I give the game play a 4 out of 5 because it is so fun and there are so many different areas to go through and the game play itself is a bit unique as battling the other players is a great twist on normal racing. The only downside is that the game play is the same after you have beaten all of the areas, so you don't have the new experiences you crave after you have beaten the game.

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    You know, for a cheaper PS2 game, I was impressed with the graphics. While the characters are a bit square in areas, they are overall really well done. The terrain, bikes, and other effects in the game are really well done too, so you do actually feel like you're in the game while you are playing. And, with each different character having their own abilities, look, and moves, this is a really unique way to play this racing game. There are very few bugs and glitches in this game as well, which is nice, so you won't be finding yourself in a problem area or stuck somewhere very often at all. Overall, I give the graphics on this game a 4 out of 5 as well.

    Yes, I have seen online where the XBox 360 version of this game got horrible reviews, especially in the graphics areas. But, personally on the PS2, it's worth the cheap price to have in your collection.

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    Images From Motocross Mania 3

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    Sounds and Music

    Well, we really didn't pay that much attention to the music overall in the game. You mainly hear the sounds of the bikes, the crowd, and the whacks that you take against other players. Which, to me, is the best part. The sounds are superb, with the bike revving up and down as you control it, the crowd cheering as you make special moves, and even the wipeouts are painful sounding. I think that the sounds of the game itself are actually one of the best parts of the game, but the bike sounds do get annoying after you've played this one for a while! But, I give the sounds and music overall a 5 out of 5.

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    Fun Factor

    Well, when it comes to racing games, I think I've played them all. And, even though once you beat all the levels on this PS2 game, you really aren't offered anything new, this is still a massively fun game to check out. Everyone in your family will love this one, boys and girls alike, as it is just an all-around fun game to play. So, I would recommend this one to any gamer who loves a good 'ole racing game where you can beat the snot out of the other gamers you're playing against.

    Overall, I give Motocross Mania 3 a solid 4 out of 5 and would recommend that you pick up this title for your PS2 the next time you're out for a new game.