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User reviews: Mixed (307 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2013
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About This Game

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!

System Requirements

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 31
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
This is a cute little racer, reminiscent of the Amiga racer All Terrain Racing, that will hit both your pleasure and frustration buttons. The two major frustrating elements are the collisions that almost always favour the AI racers, and also the lack of progress syncing in between races. You'd better quit and restart on your own every few races to save your races and your money, because a game or a system crash will obliterate any progress from that session.

As for the game itself, it is a satisfying combination of good driving, tactics, and upgrades that will see you to the finish line. You'll need more than just a couple of afternoons to make it to the end, and every time you make it past that one difficult course, it feels just great. A worthwhile purchase if you like small, classic racers.
Posted: April 23
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Racing games and I never got along very well. I keep the accellerator on, keep bumping in everything, turn too much or not enough, or not in the right direction. And the whole macho street racing, girls in tank tops, alpha male fast and furious coating that many of the games seem to be aiming for really turns me off. When it came to this game it was like playing with my childhood's toy cars. Sure I sucked, but I didnt mind because the tracks were super simple, the presentation was clean and crisp, the gameplay worked well, the other cars - although they kept beating me - also did stupid stuff like I did, even if you lose all the time you get a small amount of money to put into upgrading your cars at the garage, and there are lots of cars. This game is super cute, and would easily appeal to people of a younger age or casual gamers and people who are not into racing. And if pricepoint matters to you five dollards and with a sale... You could do a lot worse than picking this up. This game is the first racing game in my collection that rewarded me for making a racing tab in my library rather than adding all of them into the storage tab.
Posted: September 18
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
I really really wanted to like this game, but I just can't. There are just so many things wrong with it. And that's coming from a huge fan of racing games of all kinds.

The music is bland, I stopped paying attention to it after a while. Maps are pretty repetitive and get boring quickly. Prize money is quite low regarding the fact you need to uprgrade your car a lot. Also, it actually felt that the car handling got worse every time you upgrade it.

But the worst part? The AI. Oh, the AI... Trust me, I am such a nice, calm person. But this thing made me RAGE! You never heard so many swear words and screams. Every car is faster than you, has more nitro, handles better... And their one and only purpose is to ram you all the way to hell, You can't touch 'em. Once they touch/ram you, you lose, you're done, you're finished. And if you wanna touch them? HA! Not possible, they won't even budge and you'll screw yourself all over again.

So, unless you like to scream your head off rage a lot, don't buy this.
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Vážně jsem chtěla, aby se mi tahle hra líbila, ale prostě to není možné. Je tu příliš mnoho věcí, které tu hru kazí. A to říká fanoušek závodních her všeho druhu.

Hudba je taková nic moc, po nějaké době už ji ani nevnímám. Mapy jsou také dost nezáživné, protože se pořád opakují. Peníze z výhry jsou dost malé na to, že si musíte každou chvíli upgradovat auto, abyste vůbec měli nějakou šanci vyhrát. Taky mi přišlo, že se auto po upgradu ovládá dokonce hůř, což je divný.

Ale nejhorší věc? Umělá inteligence vašich protihráčů. To je hrůza děs běs. Já jsem takovej poklidnej človíček, kterýho jen tak nic nerozhodí. Ale tohle mě dovedlo k naprosté zuřivosti. V životě jste neslyšeli tolik nadávek a skřeků. Všechna auta jsou rychlejší než vy, mají více nitra, lépe jezdí... A jejich jediný účel na celém světě je vás sejmout a poslat až do pekel. Ani omylem se jich nemůžete dotknout. Jakmile se dotknou oni vás, je konec, je po vás, jste vyřízení. A pokud se chcete dotknout vy jich? Nope. Ani náhodou, není možné. Jen si to uděláte ještě horší sami pro sebe.

Takže pokud si chcete vyrvat všechny vlasy trochu zanadávat, pořiďte si tuto hru.
Posted: September 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Best casual racing game on Steam.
Posted: October 12
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38 of 48 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 12, 2013
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