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Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX (PlayStation)

68
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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85
PSX Extreme
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX really surprised me with its great gameplay and exciting soundtrack. Mat Hoffman really has tough competition on its shoulders, Dave Mirra is a great piece of video gaming software that really shouldn't be overlooked unless you don't prefer extreme sports games. Dave Mirra should be available as soon as you read this and retails for 39.99, after you buy Dave Mirra save up for Mat Hoffman, believe me your going to want both games.
83
4Players.de
Mit Freestyle BMX hat Acclaim Max Sports ein heißes Eisen im Feuer. Vor allem hat es die Coolness, welche EA Sports Titel niemals erreichen werden. Was mich aber am meisten erfreut ist die Tatsache, dass Acclaim eine Dreamcast Version angekündigt hat (Yes! Am besten noch mit 4 Player Splitscreen). Das einzige Manko bei DMFBMX ist nämlich die nicht 100prozentig saubere Grafikengine. Falls es Z-Axis gelingt, die Framerate konstant zu halten und die Grafik dem DC-Niveau anzupassen wäre eine 90er oder zumindest hohe 80er Wertung durchaus zu rechtfertigen.
83
Game Revolution
But overall, Dave Mirra BMX is a really good game. The levels are big and well laid out. The single player Quest mode offers interesting challenges, and the two-player mode is extremely competitive. It may not be a Tony Hawk, but it sure ain't a poser.
80
IGN
I suppose that in the end what really got me going is that I now like BMX riding a lot more than I ever did. I'm looking forward to opening up the rest of the secrets in Dave Mirra, even though I have a huge stack of games lined up to play for the next four weeks. Take that for what you will.
78
Game Informer Magazine
This is a shame too, because Z-Axis has pieced together a fairly deep package. On each of the 12 courses, a number of unique challenges must be tackled before a new stage can be explored. You’ll find yourself performing obscure feats like jumping over a moving train or destroying a handful of lawn chairs. Striking an innovative blow, the game actually tracks how high you fly, and get this, how long your skid marks are. These highly coveted stats are recorded for all to see. If not for the loose gameplay chemistry, this title would have all the sugar and spice. The visuals are nothing short of stunning, and the game offers plenty of interesting rewards ranging from new bikes and clothing to sponsorship deals and action-packed video clips. Overall though, an unsympathetic difficulty is greatly needed.
75
Game Informer Magazine
I knew there was going to be a BMX game using the Tony Hawk formula, I just didn’t expect it to come from Acclaim. Freestyle BMX is a fun little romp with interesting level design and goals, but it doesn’t come together quite right. For me, what detracts most from the entertainment value is the loose trick-landing requirements and the magically magnetic pegs that suck you toward distant ledges when you grind. There are some original and fun ideas here, though, and if Z-Axis were given a second chance to tighten up the engine and add some gameplay tweaks, this game could be a serious competitor for the Neversoft games it attempts to emulate.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
If you are looking to sate your desire for another extreme sport game after the recent skateboarding efforts of Tony Hawk and the Neversoft team, you could do a lot worse than to opt for Dave Mirra's Freestyle BMX. Although it is not as instantly accessable and classic as the yardstick of alternative sports games, it features a nice set of pro BMX-ers and sponsors, and plenty of tracks on which to perform your art. Only minor gripes will stop it from being the king of BMX games once Matt Hoffman's BMX comes along.
65
GameSpot
The only major flaw in Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is that the game is a touch on the easy side. Once you've grasped the game's control scheme, it'll be a day or two before you've completed all of the game's challenges. As such, this is one you'll likely want to rent first.
55
Jeuxvideo.com
Au final, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX s'avère particulièrement décevant en ne bénéficiant pas de la réalisation qu'il aurait très probablement mérité. S'il parait en effet tout à fait alléchant sur le papier, il se révèle en réalité très insuffisant tant ce qu'il nous dévoile parait à certains égards incohérent et risque de créer des réactions épidermiques chez les adeptes et les connaisseurs de ce sport. Par bonheur les possibilités offertes par ce titre sont bien plus satisfaisantes et permettront en mode deux joueurs de s'affronter sur une dizaine d'épreuves différentes.
50
Gamekult
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX n'est pas passé très loin du Hit, avec sa prise en main aisée, sa très grande richesse acrobatique, et ses nombreux bonus à gagner. Hélas, ses défauts de réalisation flagrants (animations autres qu'acrobatiques, modélisation un peu grossière et textures souvent malvenues) et le manque de variété des épreuves en solo gâchent le plaisir de jeu. Quitte à emprunter une très grande part des principes qui ont fait le succès de la série des Tony Hawk, Acclaim aurait dû aller jusqu'au bout de l'"inspiration"...
20
Playmag
Au lieu de cela, messieurs les fossoyeurs d'idées, vous avez, vous et votre "professionnalisme" qui vous sied comme une paire de gants va à un manchot, voulu duper les masses crédules en brandissant crânement le palmarès d'un champion de BMX et l'accompagnement sonore à la mode, pour tenter de camoufler l'ensemble de votre méfait.