Motocross Madness (1998 video game)

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Motocross Madness
Developer(s) Rainbow Studios
Publisher(s) Microsoft Games
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA August 14, 1998
Genre(s) Vehicle simulation game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (online and split-screen)
Distribution CD, download
Screenshot of Motocross Madness.

Motocross Madness is a motocross racing computer game that was developed by Rainbow Studios[1] and published by Microsoft Games.[2] It was released on August 14, 1998. A sequel, Motocross Madness 2, was released in 2000. In the game, one can earn money by utilizing "career mode", but play for fun in Baja, Stunts, Enduro, Supercross, and National levels as well.

The game is known for its realism, including terrain, audio, and "bone-chilling" motorcycle wrecks. If the player is in Stunt mode and he/she goes out of bounds and gets on a large cliff,the "invisible slingshot" will cause the player and the bike fly across while a funny sound plays until both objects will hit the ground.[3]

In June 2012, Microsoft announced that a new Motocross Madness game entitled Avatar Motocross Madness would be released for Xbox Live Arcade in the future.[4] In early April 2013, Microsoft announced that the new XBLA game, now titled as just Motocross Madness, will be released on the 10th of that month.[5]

It was free on Xbox Live thanks to Games with Gold, between August 1, 2014 and August 15, 2014.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Walker, Trey. "THQ acquires Rainbow Studios". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Motocross Madness". IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Motocross Madness (PC)". GameSpy. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  4. ^ Saunders, Sam (5 June 2012). "Avatar Motocross Madness officially announced". XBLAFans. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, Christine (5 April 2013). "Motocross Madness kickstarts onto XBLA April 10". XBLAFans. Retrieved 9 April 2013.