iPhone App Review: Moto X Mayhem

Moto X Mayhem [iTunes link] was developed by Occamy Games and is an exciting 2D Dirt Bike side-scrolling game that brings a fun concept through simplicity.

The concept of the game is really simple. You control a BMX Biker and must get through 4 treacherous campaigns in the quickest time possible. To control your Bike, you must accurately Throttle, Break, Leaning Forwards or Backwards to continue your trek forward.

The buttons for these controls will be on the left and right of the screen, or you can use the accelerometer for learning forward/backwards…

To start you will need to use the throttle to move forward and will face natural obstacles such as steep inclines or huge jumps that require you to lean forward/backwards to land safely.

As you progress you will be facing extreme drops, adrenaline-pumping jumps, vicious jungle vines and more, created only to make you crash and burn. Some areas are very difficult as you must adjust the throttle accordingly to land safely or must break immediately after landing a jump. This was a nice plus as it wasn’t all about holding down the throttle and getting to the finish line the fastest.

What fun would a bike game be without crashes? The Developers ingeniously incorporated rag-doll physics for every crash. It was fun watching my biker make spine-wrenching and bone-crunching wrecks (Cracking and “Ouch!” sounds included!). Your biker will literally bend over backwards for you and create human pretzels for every possible angle. No joke, my Girlfriend actually cringed a few times while she was watching me play. But for those with weak stomachs, don’t worry there’s no blood!

The game’s design is spot on. The graphics, yet simple, present colorful landscapes and with birds chirping in the background actually made me feel like I was alone on my own. Your bike will bounce around realistically and make great dirt bike sounds as you throttle up or down just adding more value to this excellent game.

This game was really simple and super addictive. However I wish the stages were longer but it was really that fun! But overall a great game only for $.99 in the App Store.

Good Points:

  • Simple and Addicting
  • Incorporated rag-doll physics to make crashes look awesome
  • Nice variation between levels

Bad Points:

  • Too short