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User reviews: Mixed (309 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
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Very nice little game but a little too easy, have some occasional bug and lack content
Took me about 15 hours to complete
Music is great and diverse, gameplay is responsive
Track are short and repetitive, sometimes it's only in a different angle
Cars are nice and feel different and there isn't much story

I recommend this when it's on sale or if you really like little arcade racing
Posted: October 12
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1.7 hrs on record
I just buy this game, and so far this is awesome!!! really fun!!! I was expecting a fun game, but this is way better, graphics are great, night races with lights, so many details. Mechanics of the game, the drifting is a big deal here, I didn't find players for multiplayer, but still, single player is great. And my Logitech controller works just fine. I'm impressed.
Posted: October 24
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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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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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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
This game pretty much sucks. I have no idea why I played all the way through the expert championship.

The AI sucks and pretty much just plows through whatever's in its way, which is frequently you. The physics suck, so when the AI plows through you there's no telling which way you'll be facing or how long it will take until your car is upright again.

When I say "the physics suck," I mean your car handles like a balloon. Except when it handles like a plastic bag. It's the floatiest racer I've ever played.

About half of the tracks suck, and the ones that don't will feel like they suck because your field of view is limited and the angle at which the track is presented is arbitrary. (I really do mean "arbitrary." Sometimes the same track will be presented from a different direction for no good reason. Often the chosen direction maximizes the extent to which you can't actually see your car or the track on some turns.)

By the time you've upgraded your car, you can lap more than half the other racers by the end of the second lap. Except the guy in second will pass you once you're forced to pass the clowns in the bottom slots again, because it's very difficult to pass an AI that pretends you're not there unless you're also an AI, which the guy in second is.

Oh, right, and all the music is at best boring. Some of it is actually irritating.

Remember how annoying the yellow car was in RC Pro Am? I'd rather play that game any day of the week.
Posted: July 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Micro Machines-like game that is nice looking and has quick menus but horrible control on cars and badly designed AI drivers. Ultimately not fun to race, a critical flaw to a racing game.
Posted: August 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
AI will bash you into every corner, get in first and hope you stay there. The racing mid pack is like something from a three stooges skit. The AI cars just aim for you and bash away, it gets infuriating so fast.
Posted: May 9
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Despite the poor reviews, I genuinely enjoyed this game. It's a fun game to play however, I would strongly recommend using an external source of control such as an Xbox controller or the controls can be fairly difficult. The whole game is very simple and easy to get into, the AI isn't great but sometimes provides a good challenge. I finished first in every race within about 6 hours.

To expand gameplay beyond the single player experience, the developers have included a multiplayer option, The only downside to this is that I have never found anyone to play against because only about ten people actually play this game. There is a map builder option which is very fun and the mobile version lacks. The maps can be shared via the Steam workshop and you can download and play maps that the community have created for free. I do recommend this game however, purchase it for your Smartphone/Tablet instead where is is a fraction of the price and works much better for what it is. That is of course unless you would like the extra features and achievements.
Posted: May 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Those key features make you excited? Your excitement would be destroyed by the bad physics.
I'm not saying the physics need to be realistic. It's just bad. Real bad and hard to control the car.
Posted: September 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Not a bad game but could use more track styles, instead of mirroring or reversing some tracks.
Posted: June 29
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Even AI have problems to drive thats how much physics of the cars are broken!
Posted: June 16
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Handling is janky AF: 25or6to4/10
Posted: June 21
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Unplayable piece of crap, it looks cute but don't bother paying for it, you will be so angry. The worst "racing" physics in game ever, just outrageous.
Posted: May 31
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Controls are sloppy, cars are constantly lagging in SP, this game is very frustrating and hard. In the bad way.
3/10
Posted: June 23
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12.7 hrs on record
A thourougly enjoyable arcade racer that is knocked down a few pegs by questionable design choices and AI that sabotages races you and everone else by driving like royal douchlords. Worth picking up only if you are a fan of the genre and can find it for a bargain price.
Posted: June 4
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1.1 hrs on record
This is fun game, it's pretty tough but lots of Tracks. It's a fun game for a low price.
Posted: May 16
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0.4 hrs on record
good game
Posted: June 21
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21.6 hrs on record
DO NOT BUY THIS

I tried to finish the game in order to write a proper review, but I gave up. This game makes pretty much every mistake an arcade racer can make. The first couple of races are just fine, but later on the issues this game has start ruining it to such an extend it is no longer fun to play.

The AI: Probably the biggest issue. They are not on the track to win. They are there to make sure you don't win. Without hesitation they will boost into you from every possible angle in order to slow you down or flip you over. When the best strategy in a racing game involves restarting the race so many times until you manage to make a clean getaway instead of actually racing your opponents, you know things are not as they should be.

Wonky car handling: It's an arcade racer, so realistic car handling is not to be expected. But the cars in this game behave very vague and inconsistent, making for a very frustrating experience. Good examples of the weird car physics are slopes or ramps. You can drive onto them in the exact same spot for 5 laps and everything's just fine and on lap 6 it suddenly spins your car around on the spot and brings you to a dead stop (after which 9 times out of 10 an AI boosts into you to finish the job). And don't even think about driving off or onto a slope while steering as it will make you spin out of control instantly.

Invisible objects: A lot of the tracks are plagued with invisible objects and walls on the corners. In some corners the cars can pretty much clip through objects without issue, and on other corners you find yourself smashing into an invisible wall that is sticking out into the track.

Prize money too low: With the very low amounts of prize money you get, it becomes a real grind in order to fully upgrade a 2nd, let alone a 3rd car. And you absolutely want multiple cars in the later cups in order to use their individual strengths and weaknesses for different tracks.

It's a shame really, as the general design of this game is very good. Graphics, track design, music and car design are all very nicely done, but it's the actual gameplay that ruins it. If you're looking for a good micro machines-style racer, then look at Bang Bang Racing instead. While that game also has it's issues it is much more enjoyable then this one.
Posted: June 23
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