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BMX XXX

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
58
2.9
PlayStation 2
58
2.9
Xbox
60
1.8

Description

Slightly unusual for a tricks/stunt game, BMX XXX adds a twist to its genre by employing themes involving foul language, nudity and toilet humour.

The "Hardcore Tour" mode has you playing the levels, pulling off tricks and completing goals to unlock things such as new levels or stripper videos. The goals are of the odd variety, including things like collecting yellow snow for an icecream man, or gathering empty cans for a homeless guy. Also have to watch out for a health bar which accounts for your injuries and can make you start over levels if you run out of it.

Do well enough in the game and you unlock a topless mode, where the riders are all.. well..

There's also a 'create-a-ride' mode, and a two player split screen option, with different games of its own. The game plays on Acclaim's own Dave Mirra series' engine.

Screenshots

BMX XXX PlayStation 2 Customising the rider. Other options are 'Almost Nude' and 'Suspenders'.
BMX XXX PlayStation 2 Ooops! I failed to complete that challenge. Better luck next time
BMX XXX PlayStation 2 The first level is set in the Bronx. These are the initial challenges the player must complete
BMX XXX PlayStation 2 The game's menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Dave Mirra's BMX XXX" -- Working title

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The Press Says

XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Nov 24, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
Gaming Target Xbox Dec 03, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation 2 Jan 12, 2003 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 18, 2002 69 out of 100 69
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2002 69 out of 100 69
IGN Xbox Nov 12, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation 2 Dec 10, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Kombo.com GameCube Nov 15, 2003 6 out of 10 60
allaboutgames.co.uk PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Australia

BMX XXX was originally banned in Australia on October 16, 2002. However, a modified version was passed with a MA15+ rating. One feature that was removed in the censored version is the option of creating a naked female rider.

Meanwhile, the kiwis decided to make a joke of Australia's censorship system by adding a "BANNED IN AUSTRALIA" sticker somewhere on the box.

Dave Mirra

In 2003, Dave Mirra launched a lawsuit against Acclaim over this game, claiming they had used the "Dave Mirra brand" in it's promotions and advertising. The lawsuit was settled amicably out of court.

Indeed, Dave Mirra had appeared as a character in very early information for this game, prior to it's release.

PlayStation 2 version

The PlayStation 2 version has most of the actual photos of topless women censored, though polygonal nudity remains. Sony claimed:
We didn't feel that the topless nudity fundamentally added to the gameplay experience, and it presented in issue with regard to our global platform strategy and our guidelines. And because we have invested so much, and have built in so much equity to our system, we feel we need to protect that.
Information also contributed by WildKard and Zack Green

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