Mad Dash Racing
|Mad Dash Racing|
North American Xbox cover art
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
Mad Dash Racing (sometimes referred to as simply Mad Dash) is a racing game for the Xbox developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released as a launch title in November 2001. Plans for Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2, and PC versions were cancelled. The video game features the voice of Billy West.
On a little island on Trem Land, a crazed wizard named Hex, plans to take over the world using red meteor chunks. He can't do this on his own so he plans to set up an event to get all the meteor chunks and return them to Hex.
A number of nasty characters have signed up to the event, think that they have the guts to find the meteor chunks. All the characters don't know of what Hex is doing, so he waits until all the meteor chunks have been gathered for world domination. Hex mentions that for the one who brings back all the meteorchunks, will win a pig. Not according to the contract, one of the contestants named Sid, said that they win a Magic Sceptre. One of the Tremmals (Hex's Henchmen) saying agree with it, so Hex did. This is where the game begins.
The Characters are split into four different groups. Bashers, Dashers, Gliders, and Bosses. Bashers are able to break through certain objects. Dashers are able to gain quick boosts, Gliders are able to jump farther or glide, and Bosses are able to have all the powers. Players can collect 10 green meteor chunks and become a Tribrid. As a Tribrid players can have Bashers, Dashers and Gliders with just using one character. There are 9 tracks all together in the game. Different tracks have different settings. Numerous licensed music tracks were featured in the game.
The game received a generally mixed reception from gaming journalists upon release.