2XL Supercross is a 3D dirt bike racing game with graphics that show off the iDevice’s full capabilities. Not only are these graphics at least as good as something you’d play on the PSP, they also run smoother then a freshly “Zamboni’d” ice rink! This is a pricey game, but you’re getting a pretty good value for the money.
You have eight different control styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that fits your needs, from accelerometer controls to an on-screen joystick. We recommend the accelerometer controls, because the joystick can get a little buggy. But seriously, take our word for it–you’re not going to have a problem with the controls.
Not only are your controls customizable, but so is your rider. You can change the color of your rider’s bike and outfit, as long as you’re not in the middle of a race. There are four different camera angles to choose from–and yes, that does include a behind the handle bars, first-person view.
Overall, there are 13 tracks which you have to unlock one at a time by winning races. These are all copied from real-life tracks, and they include real city names from around the USA. The tracks have obstacles like turns, jumps, and of course the other riders. You can also choose from three different gameplay modes: practice, time trial, and racing. The tracks look nice, the races are fun, and just the “training grounds” track (a circular track which includes many jumps) will keep you entertained for a long time.
2XL Supercross could be improved in a few areas. First, it would be nice to have some sort of multiplayer competition in this game to boost replay value. A better “splash” effect in the mud would help too; right now, you’ve only got a skid mark following your bike. And lastly, the game’s simply going to be too expensive for a lot of people. We’d love to see it drop to $4.99 or so–it would probably make a lot more money for the developer that way.
Bottom line: if you’re looking to spend a little bit more on a beautifully constructed racing game, 2XL Supercross is a great bet.