Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. What makes MD so interesting is the three varied abilities of the characters. [Feb 2002, p.68]
  2. A good-looking game with good split-screen multiplayer but a relatively dull single-player game.
  3. A decent game. It looks pretty darn good, has a swell sense of speed, and the music adds to the frantic pace (though the sounds bites in the game are kinda repetitive).
  4. The graphics are cute, but they don't nearly show off the true power of the Xbox like Project Gotham does, the levels are challenging but a tad bit on the difficult side, and the characters aren't as interesting as a Sonic the Hedgehog and friends.
  5. There simply isn’t enough substance to recommend a purchase. The multiplayer is fun - for awhile, but it gets stale quick. The single player is extremely short.
  6. I guess not being interested in the game's rules themselves is a basic qualm. [Jan 2002, p.87]
  7. It'll be too frustrating and unforgiving for most people to get into. If you enjoyed "SSX Tricky," and like the thought of a harder, half-platformer-half-racer hybrid version, though, you'll probably find it just right.
  8. Mad Dash has an incredibly steep learning curve for a game featuring a cartoon boar named Chops. [Jan 2002, p.42]
  9. Fits in the normal expectations for a launch title: visually pleasing with repetitive long-term gameplay.
  10. OK for kids, but more sophisticated players will get bored quickly. [Jan 2002, p.229]
  11. 50
    The "funny animals in footraces" genre tends to feel forced. In that tradition, Mad Dash Racing lacks emotional appeal; it’s a character game without likeable characters.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Uter
    Jul 31, 2004
    3
    I was expecting to really like this title even after reading some sub par reviews. But as it turns out, I think I like this game less than I was expecting to really like this title even after reading some sub par reviews. But as it turns out, I think I like this game less than most reviewers did. It's just not fun. Full Review »
  2. BenD.
    Jun 1, 2002
    10
    It's got good graphics, sound and fun. Ever since I played it I thought it was the best game in history.
  3. DanM.
    Mar 23, 2002
    10
    This game is great.