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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Mad Tracks is a racing game that takes its inspiration from the pull-back-and-go toy cars of gamers’ youth. Races take place in everyday environments such as toy stores, mini golf parks, and restaurants. Extra challenges add to this car arcade party game's fast-moving fun. Play with friends on a split-screen, and gather up to 12 crazy achievements. Six races, 9 mini-games and up to 12 original achievements will keep you racing. Twelve different cars and 12 different power-ups, including rockets and oil slicks, keep the racing fresh. There are lots of ways to play including Arcade Mode (both Solo and Split Screen), Championship Mode, and 4-player Live Mode complete with in-game audio chat, multiple leaderboards and weekly resets. There's a try before you buy demo, 2 free Gamerpics, and soon, 2 new craze-packed downloadable add-ons of 15 challenges each. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. For a small-byte Xbox Live Arcade title, Mad Tracks packs some serious horsepower under its hood. The single-player campaign and multiplayer areas are closer to what you would find in a standalone title, and the amount of event types and variance among them keeps Mad Tracks fresh, yet it’s still easy to pick-up-and-play in true party game fashion.
  2. Multiplayer is a blast, even if it's a hassle to re-invite everybody after each game. For 800 Microsoft Points, the goofy racing variety of Mad Tracks gives you excellent milage. [June 2007, p.72]
  3. Pick this one up if you know some of your friends are going to also. It's fun in multiplayer mode. Otherwise, be sure to try the demo before you grab the full version.
  4. The actual racing is sluggish and generally skill-free, but the mini games are top fun. [Sept 2007, p.96]
  5. Overall, the single-player is a boring affair. Online multiplayer is not worth the hassle.
  6. 50
    Mad Tracks goes to show the limitations and constraints Microsoft put on XBLA developers with the 50 MB limit, which sadly Mad Tracks had to comply with. And you can tell.
  7. If you want to play with chums, you're going to have to reselect your gang for every two-minute game, as the interface will dump you all back in the wild as soon as it's over. Easier is jumping in with strangers, but none of the tracks/games hold enough allure to inspire much of this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    Other funny racing game, is same like ToW, but is interesting, and funny, the better are the little cars, are incredible, this is a great title, funny, good gameplay, music, graphics, all is amazing in this title. Expand
  2. Kezza
    May 31, 2007
    Tons of fun, little short on the single player gameplay ( easy gamescore points), but the multiplayer more than makes up for it, For now this is my favorite xbox live arcade game, be sure to download this one very addictive. Expand
  3. Aaace5
    Jun 1, 2007
    Basically a cheap Mario Kart type game for xbox live...just not as polished, and not as fun. It's a decent game - but it's not something I could see myself playing for a couple hours a day. Try the demo before you buy! Expand