There aren’t a lot of unlockables or extras, but you’ll be getting solid, challenging rhythm racing in a portable size. Casual players unfamiliar with the series might find the difficulty a little steep and hard to get into.
DS is getting a first run at portable MX vs. ATV action, so the package feels justifiably slim in comparison other platforms. The core gameplay is impressive though, embracing the more technical side of MX vs. ATV with rhythm racing and pure race/stunt competitions.
MX vs ATV: Untamed is an arcade-style racing game. It's like eating candy floss when what you really want is a steak. It doesn't exactly starve you for entertainment, but it leaves you hungry for more.
In single-player events, the AI-controlled racers stay in such a tight pack (all three finishing within a second of each other at times) that you'll likely end up either in first place or dead last. [Jan 2008, p.89]