Moto Racer DS review

Stylus steering gimmick surprises

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Stylus handling works well

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    Lots of race modes

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    8-person multiplayer


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    Some graphical bugs

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    Invisible walls

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    Will be too tough for some

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Originally a PlayStation game, the Moto Racer series has been revived on DS with Stylus Precision Handling%26trade;. We%26rsquo;re naturally wary of trademarked gimmicks but %26lsquo;SPH%26rsquo; is actually very good, giving you a much greater degree of control over your bike than the twitchy buttons. This is a real all-rounder, with GP races, traffic challenges, and Super Cross and Freestyle modes on bump-tastic indoor courses. There%26rsquo;s also a good tally of bikes and courses to unlock, with three difficulty settings and multiplayer options for up to eight people.

Despite the mostly decent graphics there are a few moments when collisions end up with you inside a car rather than plastered across its bonnet. And the invisible walls on the indoor tracks remove the need for any steering skills. It%26rsquo;s also pretty tricky, so Sunday riders should be prepared for multiple retries. All that aside, this is some solid two-wheeled action.

Apr 6, 2009

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DescriptionWith a ton of race modes and 8-person multiplayer, Moto Racer DS can be a bit tricky to get a handle on, but the stylus-based steering works surprisingly well.
US censor rating""
UK censor rating"3+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)