Mad Tracks - Xbox Live Arcade review

Micro-sized motor vehicles fuel another gem on Live Arcade

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Loads of game modes

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    They're all online

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    Simple yet deep gameplay


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    Budget visuals

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    Confusing early sections

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    Waiting for expansions

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May 30, 2007 was a red-letter day for race fans with an Xbox 360. Forza Motorsport 2, probably the most anticipated driving game of the year, hits this day. But the type of road rage found in that game appeals more to gearheads and purists; not to mention those with fairly deep pockets. If you want a lighter, cheaper driving fix on this day of all things fast and motorized, look no further than this week’s Live Arcade offering: Mad Tracks.

Mad Tracks is less a racer and more a mix of Codemasters’ classic MicroMachines series with a bit of Mario Kart and Twisted Metal thrown in for good measure. The idea here is to race around or battle a series of wind-up toy cars. Inside you’ll find everything from straightforward race events and time trials to driving games based on billiards and darts to events where you have to push other cars or items off a giant table.

More info

DescriptionUp to four players can race micro cars in a variety of gameplay modes in familiar settings such as a living room, a restaurant and a toy store.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Rating Pending"
UK censor rating""