Little Cars, BIG Fun! Start your engines!
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Releasedatum: 1 mei 2013

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Take your favorite childhood racer, pump it full of nitrous, then set it on fire and run like heck.” Welcome to the world of Mini Motor Racing EVO. A high-octane battle royal, Mini Motor Racing EVO has all the style of classic arcade racers combined with the explosive action of modern racing games. Whether you're earning cash to pimp out your cars, taking on the fiendish AI in the massive single player campaign, or just jumping online to humiliate friends and strangers, Mini Motor Racing EVO has the horsepower to deliver.


Based on the best-selling game on portable and enhanced for PC, Mini Motor Racing EVO delivers sweetened visuals, updated physics and turbo-boosted bonus content. Full steam integration allows for cloud saves, big picture, and leaderboards, while the custom Steam Workshop track editor lets you to design and share tracks with the world.


Mini Motor Racing EVO: the racing game for those of us who never bother to ask which button is brake.

Key Features


  • WIN RACES, WIN CARS! Win races throughout the game and you’ll find yourself behind the wheel of the sweetest rides around including Team Fortress & Portal 2 cars!
  • UPGRADE YOUR RIDE. Pump your hard earned winnings into several upgrades to help give you the edge
  • MANY RACE TYPES. Race on over 40 tracks, day and night, in varying weather conditions
  • EXCLUSIVE TEAM FORTRESS 2 AND PORTAL 2 TRACKS!
  • ONLINE MULTIPLAYER. With up to Up to 4 players
  • STEAM ACHIEVEMENTS. Packed with Steam achievements to conquer
  • CUSTOM TRACK EDITOR WITH STEAM WORKSHOP SUPPORT. Create, share and play on your very own creations!

Systeemeisen

    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:2GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128mb video RAM with Shader Model 2.0 or higher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
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ship of the line
( 0.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 30 mei
The controls of this game are terrible, and the very little time I have played were FULL of frustration. Although the game does look nice, and there seems to be a nice variety of maps, I WOULD NOT recomend it.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Shadow
( 2.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 25 mei
I played the one on Android and this one is awesome too i recommend it to everyone.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
dawnerd
( 1.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 mei
Fairly simple racer that works great with a game pad. UI scales correctly on HDPI displays.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Vibeman99
( 0.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 11 mei
Excellent little overhead racer game and very addictive with nice arcade style graphics :)
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
jack_the_beast
( 12.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 1 mei
This game as a lot of potential but it missed the point.

Pros:
-good graphics
-fun handling

Cons:
-very stupid AI
-differences between cars are very limited, you would expect a formula1-like car to handle better on the tarmac than on the th dirt and vice versa for a buggy, but no,all cars handle the same on different terrain
-uninteresting "carreer" mode, which just consist of a very long series of single races with no variation on the type of race
-lack of weapons, they would bring a nice addition to the game


I cannot recommend this game
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
][.nG.][ Ngelo Querro
( 9.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 25 april
Terrible physics.

Enemy hits You - Youre Losing Control.

You hit an Enemy - Youre Losing Control.

Get stoped by invisible walls.

Its like Youre driving a tank and a little ant makes You flipping.

If not those bugs game would be realy nice, but...




Unfortunately it's not.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Daniel The LU C-Stock
( 1.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 april
3 references i like is a positive, negatives and suggestions:i want the portal stuff to be free and unlocked, just like rocket league. handling is too slippery and hard for me
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Gentleman
( 3.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 april
i dont get why the mixed reviews, the game runs perfect, has workshop, its super easy to learn how to drive (yes its not like a commun driving game, you have to steer allways following the direction of the circuit), and quite a lot of cars, all diferent to drive (thats cool). I woud like to see maybe some randomized cirquit generator, but its fine as it is. for me its a 7-8 easy this game. give it a try, 5 bucks, no big deal
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Aethelia
( 17.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 maart
Pretty addictive little racing game. The AI can be cheap and one of the maps is pure hell, but the little things aren't so bad that it should get in the way of having a racing game that loads quickly and you can get into within a minute, so have a recommendation.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Dashotosho
( 17.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 maart
I really can't imagine why anyone would down this game, it's very fun and great for the price. Is it perfect? No, it has a few issues like the commonly mentioned physics being a bit out of whack at times but it's such a great game and lots of fun. I will say this though, I actually prefer it on the iPhone and the controls are fantastic for that version. You're missing out on steam workshop and the TF2/Portal tracks that way but it's still great. The game has some good music for it as well, which brings up pretty much my only real complaint.. no way to download or purchase a soundtrack.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
hugojmaia
( 11.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 maart
I really like this game, it's a very interesting take on the mini car racer, it's fun to play for a few hours straight and it has quite the skill ceiling to master.

Pros:
- Mouse controls work incredibly
- It has a really wide variety of maps and cars
- It has nice music
- It has nice graphics

Cons:
- Keyboard controls are bad
- Some maps have clipping issues
- AI performance is all over the place, there's maps where you'll have another car on your tail the whole race and others you'll lap the second place.
- Multiplayer is dead
- Each race has a fixed camera angle, it'll play a great deal on how well you can see the map's complicated part of the track.
- Power ups are random, they can appear anywhere on the map and their timeout is not tied to the race start
- When going uphill the mouse arrow will clip into the ground

It has more cons and pros, but it's worth it.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
stubar
( 3.7 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 26 maart
It pains me to say this but I'm not going to recommend Mini Motor Racing EVO basically down to the game having really bad physics. Most of my play time was spent racing with a friend in 1v1 races which were generally decided by how the physics treated the player. In some occasions a vehicle could get flipped on its side seemingly randomly and on a lot of occasions an agressive side-swipe at my opponent would leave me in a worse off situation than him! There seemed to be no realism or accuracy in the physics therefore removing any type of skill factor in the driving and racing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PBu8tufUp4

Now the game looks really nice and fun. It almost seems criminal to me to make a top-down racing game appear so nice and colorful to look at but then get let down by such a major game-breaking factor!

There's a large array of cars to choose from and an even more impressive track selection with day and night variants. I learned today that the game also has Steam Workshop for creating and sharing your own track designs!!

You have an option of two different systems to control your vehicle. The first type is the more conventional method of rotate/steer the car clockwise/anti-clockwise and the second type is to push in the direction you want to travel. Now the second method of pusing in the desired direction of travel sounds awful to me but I actually found it a more efficient way to play this game. You still have to accelerate and brake the same with both methods. It's worth testing them both out with an open mind and seeing which works best for you.

There is no local co-op feature but the online multiplayer works fine. I'm not sure about the playerbase but I managed to find my steam friend to play with without any problems and our games ran smoothly.

So many positive points about this game let down by a lack of fine-tuning in the physics. The game boasts "cross-platform multiplayer" so possibly the physics were acceptable on a mobile platform. I think on the PC platform we expect a bit more from our game.

If you can put up with the clunky physics and have a friend or three to play with then you could have some fun for sure. For me though, it removed almost all competiveness and thus removed the fun and motivation to race further.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Trebor Beans
( 23.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 19 maart
Fun little almost top down racer. Great little game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Alien91
( 1.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 maart
This game feels a lot like RC Pro-AM from the NES only with nowadays visual and the same retro gameplay as the 80s. The game is very charming aesthetically and it gives it a style on it's own. The tracks, cars and music are varied.
I definitely recommend Mini Motor Racing EVO if you're searching for that retro nostalgia.
Solid arcade game.

Verdict: 8.5/10
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
emcitement
( 2.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 6 maart
This game looks great.. on the store page. The visuals look pretty good, the music sounds nice and totally indie, it has online multiplayer, a couple Valve game levels, and workshop support. There's also a nice amount of cars and levels..

.. unfortunately the whole game is very bland. Its incredibly basic and while that isn't bad, I can't help but compare it to other games with a similar overhead arcadey style.
I also didn't like that the cars had to be upgraded constantly and some cars were just so much better. I found myself having to use uglier vehicles I didn't like just to pass levels.

Despite the lack of a level editor, online MP, and even better dev support I feel Bang Bang Racing is a much much better game and would have to say play it instead.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
<[L4Desu]> FlaSh.G
( 0.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 2 maart
Usually, when I review games, I like to go in depth about why I like it or why I don't.
That's hard to do with this game. It's simply fun.
I've played a few tracks so far and I will play every once in a while, I guess.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
spamit9
( 10.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 29 februari
This game packs a lot of fun into a small down load and it even comes with a tack editor. I first played this on my android tablet and still do. I have read other reviews stating that the control set up with the game pad is not very good and that may be the case, I use the mouse option, it takes a bit of getting use to, but is the only way to get the cars to respond quick enough to stay on the track and off the walls. A bit of advice, take the BIG RIG, it is the fastest one of the bunch, and upgrade the handeling a few tic's first, and don't max out the boost as it will become to strong and blast you into the wall everytime. Run every track a few times to learn them and earn cash for upgrades. Don't worrie about the boots and cash icons that pop up on the track, race to win and get the full pay out for the effort.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Turns
( 1.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 februari
I can no longer play this because it always thinks the trigger on my xbox one controller is always depressed.

Write in some deazones mang.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
caseyc (VEGAN)
( 1.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 februari
WHAT a great game!

I have about 4 mini-racer type games and this is by far the best! The STEERING is GREAT, you rotate the movement stick (is that called the d-pad?) into your turns and continuously to avoid jerky movements. At first I had some issues and annoyance with the steering but then it became smooth and desired.
+Steering
+Graphics
+Optimized well (had issues with another mini-racer bang-bang-racing that was in slow-mo lagging yet my pc runs most AAA games)
+Just enough maps (some in reverse or night for diversity, could use a few more tho)
+Portal 2 track lol.
+Price
-Can't change camera rotation or have the track rotate to your direction, so at first its hard to know which way to turn.

If you liked RC pro-am this is the closest I've noticed except its not twisted metal combat or dropping anything like most, this is a racer! Don't be deterred by the mixed rating, after an hour you should get a feel for it. 9/10 based on price.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
pat4822
( 0.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 februari
worst racing game ever it is IMPOSSIBLE to win a race how could you make a game that is IMPOSSIBLE to win? it defeats the whole purpose of playing the game! what a piece of dogs---t game!!!!!!!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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12.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 mei
This game as a lot of potential but it missed the point.

Pros:
-good graphics
-fun handling

Cons:
-very stupid AI
-differences between cars are very limited, you would expect a formula1-like car to handle better on the tarmac than on the th dirt and vice versa for a buggy, but no,all cars handle the same on different terrain
-uninteresting "carreer" mode, which just consist of a very long series of single races with no variation on the type of race
-lack of weapons, they would bring a nice addition to the game


I cannot recommend this game
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3.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 maart
It pains me to say this but I'm not going to recommend Mini Motor Racing EVO basically down to the game having really bad physics. Most of my play time was spent racing with a friend in 1v1 races which were generally decided by how the physics treated the player. In some occasions a vehicle could get flipped on its side seemingly randomly and on a lot of occasions an agressive side-swipe at my opponent would leave me in a worse off situation than him! There seemed to be no realism or accuracy in the physics therefore removing any type of skill factor in the driving and racing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PBu8tufUp4

Now the game looks really nice and fun. It almost seems criminal to me to make a top-down racing game appear so nice and colorful to look at but then get let down by such a major game-breaking factor!

There's a large array of cars to choose from and an even more impressive track selection with day and night variants. I learned today that the game also has Steam Workshop for creating and sharing your own track designs!!

You have an option of two different systems to control your vehicle. The first type is the more conventional method of rotate/steer the car clockwise/anti-clockwise and the second type is to push in the direction you want to travel. Now the second method of pusing in the desired direction of travel sounds awful to me but I actually found it a more efficient way to play this game. You still have to accelerate and brake the same with both methods. It's worth testing them both out with an open mind and seeing which works best for you.

There is no local co-op feature but the online multiplayer works fine. I'm not sure about the playerbase but I managed to find my steam friend to play with without any problems and our games ran smoothly.

So many positive points about this game let down by a lack of fine-tuning in the physics. The game boasts "cross-platform multiplayer" so possibly the physics were acceptable on a mobile platform. I think on the PC platform we expect a bit more from our game.

If you can put up with the clunky physics and have a friend or three to play with then you could have some fun for sure. For me though, it removed almost all competiveness and thus removed the fun and motivation to race further.
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0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 maart
Usually, when I review games, I like to go in depth about why I like it or why I don't.
That's hard to do with this game. It's simply fun.
I've played a few tracks so far and I will play every once in a while, I guess.
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23.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 maart
Fun little almost top down racer. Great little game.
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11.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 maart
I really like this game, it's a very interesting take on the mini car racer, it's fun to play for a few hours straight and it has quite the skill ceiling to master.

Pros:
- Mouse controls work incredibly
- It has a really wide variety of maps and cars
- It has nice music
- It has nice graphics

Cons:
- Keyboard controls are bad
- Some maps have clipping issues
- AI performance is all over the place, there's maps where you'll have another car on your tail the whole race and others you'll lap the second place.
- Multiplayer is dead
- Each race has a fixed camera angle, it'll play a great deal on how well you can see the map's complicated part of the track.
- Power ups are random, they can appear anywhere on the map and their timeout is not tied to the race start
- When going uphill the mouse arrow will clip into the ground

It has more cons and pros, but it's worth it.
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17.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 maart
I really can't imagine why anyone would down this game, it's very fun and great for the price. Is it perfect? No, it has a few issues like the commonly mentioned physics being a bit out of whack at times but it's such a great game and lots of fun. I will say this though, I actually prefer it on the iPhone and the controls are fantastic for that version. You're missing out on steam workshop and the TF2/Portal tracks that way but it's still great. The game has some good music for it as well, which brings up pretty much my only real complaint.. no way to download or purchase a soundtrack.
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17.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 maart
Pretty addictive little racing game. The AI can be cheap and one of the maps is pure hell, but the little things aren't so bad that it should get in the way of having a racing game that loads quickly and you can get into within a minute, so have a recommendation.
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3.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 april
i dont get why the mixed reviews, the game runs perfect, has workshop, its super easy to learn how to drive (yes its not like a commun driving game, you have to steer allways following the direction of the circuit), and quite a lot of cars, all diferent to drive (thats cool). I woud like to see maybe some randomized cirquit generator, but its fine as it is. for me its a 7-8 easy this game. give it a try, 5 bucks, no big deal
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1.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 april
3 references i like is a positive, negatives and suggestions:i want the portal stuff to be free and unlocked, just like rocket league. handling is too slippery and hard for me
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9.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 april
Terrible physics.

Enemy hits You - Youre Losing Control.

You hit an Enemy - Youre Losing Control.

Get stoped by invisible walls.

Its like Youre driving a tank and a little ant makes You flipping.

If not those bugs game would be realy nice, but...




Unfortunately it's not.
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1.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 maart
This game feels a lot like RC Pro-AM from the NES only with nowadays visual and the same retro gameplay as the 80s. The game is very charming aesthetically and it gives it a style on it's own. The tracks, cars and music are varied.
I definitely recommend Mini Motor Racing EVO if you're searching for that retro nostalgia.
Solid arcade game.

Verdict: 8.5/10
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17.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 januari
Idk why this game on Mixed, this game is so FUN!!
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42.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 januari
It's Steam-y, very playable-y and addictive-y, and ultimately to finish the game, grinde-y too.

Oldsters remembering the arcade driver "Super-Sprint" and it's sequels (remember Ironman Stewart?) will recognise the top-down format of the tracks, the AI style and the lifted audio FX & pickups

Its a good modernised version of that, eminently playable, super casual and well produced. Steam players will welcome a few Valve nod-winks

Very usable on keyboard only when you just fancy a quick session

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1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 februari
WHAT a great game!

I have about 4 mini-racer type games and this is by far the best! The STEERING is GREAT, you rotate the movement stick (is that called the d-pad?) into your turns and continuously to avoid jerky movements. At first I had some issues and annoyance with the steering but then it became smooth and desired.
+Steering
+Graphics
+Optimized well (had issues with another mini-racer bang-bang-racing that was in slow-mo lagging yet my pc runs most AAA games)
+Just enough maps (some in reverse or night for diversity, could use a few more tho)
+Portal 2 track lol.
+Price
-Can't change camera rotation or have the track rotate to your direction, so at first its hard to know which way to turn.

If you liked RC pro-am this is the closest I've noticed except its not twisted metal combat or dropping anything like most, this is a racer! Don't be deterred by the mixed rating, after an hour you should get a feel for it. 9/10 based on price.
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1.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 februari
I can no longer play this because it always thinks the trigger on my xbox one controller is always depressed.

Write in some deazones mang.
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10.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 februari
This game packs a lot of fun into a small down load and it even comes with a tack editor. I first played this on my android tablet and still do. I have read other reviews stating that the control set up with the game pad is not very good and that may be the case, I use the mouse option, it takes a bit of getting use to, but is the only way to get the cars to respond quick enough to stay on the track and off the walls. A bit of advice, take the BIG RIG, it is the fastest one of the bunch, and upgrade the handeling a few tic's first, and don't max out the boost as it will become to strong and blast you into the wall everytime. Run every track a few times to learn them and earn cash for upgrades. Don't worrie about the boots and cash icons that pop up on the track, race to win and get the full pay out for the effort.
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0.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 december 2015
Not easy to drive this Mini Motor Racing EVO, but yet again you must bump your opponents to win.

Fun game from my point of view, its like Revolt or Ignition, with a twist.
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2.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 februari
works best with controller
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3.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 november 2013
If you can ignore the ease in which your little mini motor racing car can be spun out by competitors (and the massive clusters that this causes), and if you can get over the questional physics in a(n admittedly) minority of maps, then this game is a fantastic racer.

If you grab it while it's on sale for about $2.50, then the game is a fantastic addition to a gaming library.
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5.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 31 mei 2014
Mini Moto Racing EVO is a game that ought to be more fun than it is. A isometric arcade racer in the vein of Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing and Micro Machines, from the outside looking in it would appear the stars had aligned for a brilliant modern take on the genre. The art style is adorable and bursting with charm and personality, it features an absurd amount of content, and the online multiplayer and track editor are just the icing on the cake to ensure you never run out of stuff to do. What’s so terribly unfortunate though, is all these good feelings evaporate once you get behind the wheel.

Mini Moto is designed to be extremely accessible, from the light as air physics to the quick and simple to navigate courses, which makes for an enjoyable first hour or so as you get your feet wet and start blowing through courses. After that point, the experience begins to sour. Races grow repetitive, often simply reversing the track or changing the lighting and camera angle slightly, and end in an extremely unsatisfying manner. Simply continuing on with them quickly becomes a grind, as you’re given such little reason to do so and the racing itself is far too shallow to sustain the game on its own.

Expounding the grind is the leveling system, which I would go so far as to say fundamentally breaks the game. Every car you drive can be upgraded with cash earned from races, but instead of scaling to your car’s specs your competitors just continue to upgrade their own vehicles the more races you partake in, presumably with the expectation you’d have similar upgrades of your own. What this means is that you are either stuck putting all your cash into one car for the duration of the championship mode, removing much of the fun out of having such a variety of vehicles to choose from, or forced to grind through the same races in order to have enough to upgrade another car to switch to without having to start again at square one. It’s supremely monotonous and a poor design decision for the sort of game the developers created.

Without a doubt my biggest grievance with Mini Moto though, is the astonishingly bad AI of the computer racers. They crash into each other even to their own detriment, fire nitros at the worst possible time, and in general act like an idiotic band of monkeys that somehow got ahold of dozens of vehicles. The lack of any decent reward for winning races is bad enough, but when you do so against some of the worst AI racers I’ve ever seen in a game it just becomes a chore to do so. The online MP could fix this in theory, but unless you have several friends to play with you’ll be entirely out of luck as nobody else is playing the online mode anymore.

It’s really a huge shame that so many elements of EVO are a product of poor design decisions, because there are a lot of genuinely fantastic parts to it that deserve a better racing experience. The art style for the cars and tracks is fantastic, with tons of color and some great off-brand recreations of classic and novelty vehicles. The track editor is surprisingly expansive and easy to use, which could have allowed for some great user generated content if people cared enough to put the time into making something original.

But regardless of its presentation or feature list, a racing game with poor racing is impossible to recommend. I put a lot of time into Mini Moto Racing EVO, more than I should have, but regardless of how long I played or what races I chose I wasn’t having fun with any of it. There’s something mind numbingly addictive about the way EVO is structured, pushing me through race after race no matter how little I got out of it, or how much I wanted to just call it quits because it was sucking me dry. I don’t want to say I hate the game, but it’s one I’m forcing myself to uninstall.

It’s like a bad relationship, giving me nothing but keeping me trapped until I finally come to my senses and realize I need to get out.
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