Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX Reviews (Dreamcast)
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Game Vortex (Dec 08, 2002)
And, mastery will be a long time coming, as it should be for any great piece of gaming. Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX gives eXtreme fans all the bang their buck could buy and then some, since this is the way we wished things looked as we played this joint on PlayStation! Graphics' upgrades, more power and nothing fixed that wasn't broke. What else could you ask from a great 'port? Unless the thought of Sports games makes you sick to your stomach (and if that's the case, why in God's name did you read this much of the review!?) buy this game for your Dreamcast. You'll enjoy the music, the challenge and the depth of Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX whether you play solo or with a friend. And, if you didn't notice the not-so-fine print from Activision, Don't Try This At Home!
Gaming Target (Nov 09, 2001)
Tony Hawk rip-off? Yes. Activision milking a gameplay engine? Yes. Still fun? Oh yeah! Okay, here’s my advice – if you’ve played Tony Hawk 1 and 2 on your Dreamcast, then you really have no reason to play this. But, if you haven’t, or if you’re just a huge fan of the “extreme” sport of BMX, you won’t be disappointed. This game is truly a joy to play, but I’d hold off for Tony Hawk 3. That is unless you don’t plan on purchased any of the new next-gen consoles. If that’s the case, then go away.
4Players.de (Jul 13, 2001)
Tja, was soll man nun dazu sagen. Auf der einen Seite ist Mat Hoffman´s BMX ein hochmotivierendes Spiel mit vielen Möglichkeiten, sauberer Grafik und einem feinen Soundtrack. Andererseits jedoch ist das nun wirklich nicht verwunderlich, da nur die Kurse und das Gefährt im Vergleich zu Tony Hawk geändert wurden. Wer die Skateboard-Eskapaden schon mehrfach bis zum Ende durchgespielt hat, findet mit Pro BMX genügend Futter, um die Wartezeit bis THPS 3 zu überbrücken. Allen anderen könnte die Umstellung von vier auf zwei Räder, die das eigentlich einzige Unterscheidungsmerkmal zwischen Activisions BMX- und Skater-Spielen ausmacht, zuwenig sein. In dem Fall ist vielleicht einfach ein kleines Probespielchen angesagt.
IGN (Sep 18, 2001)
Criticisms aside, I enjoyed my turn at the handlebars with Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX and it still has a wonderful mix of punk, ska, hip-hop, and metal for its music soundtrack. Some of the songs aren't as new as they should be, but they nonetheless add to the exciting extreme sports feeling. It doesn't surpass any marks left by Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, but at least Dreamcast fans have another solid Dreamcast title in the form of Matt Hofman's Pro BMX... and in these final days of the Dreamcast, that's a gift we would do a few backflips for.
GameSpy (Sep 19, 2001)
If you don't have the PlayStation version, I'd recommend getting Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX for the Dreamcast. But if you already own the PSX version, your money might be better spent elsewhere.
Planet Dreamcast (Sep 19, 2001)
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX is a solid title, based on one of the most popular extreme sports games, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. For anybody who has played THPS, will feel right at home with Mat Hoffman, as the controls and gameplay are very similar. Because Mat Hoffman is based on the first Tony Hawk game, there are a lot of tweaks and additions that I believe will give THPS2 fans a sense that something is missing. It's a great port from the original PlayStation game, but it offers nothing new other than better graphics at a higher resolution. If you don't have the PlayStation version, I'd recommend getting Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX for the Dreamcast. But if you already own the PSX version, your money might be better spent elsewhere. If you've never played either of the Tony Hawk games, or the PlayStation Mat Hoffman game, I'd suggest starting with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 for the Dreamcast first, as it was the most impressive of all of the titles.
Armchair Empire, The (Oct 18, 2001)
The one thing that really hurts Hoffman though is having to compete against Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. Yeah, it's not the same sport, but if you only like getting one sports title that can be considered extreme then chances are you'll get THPS. Hoffman is good, but it's not THPS good. But if you're looking for something a little different to augment the THPS in your games library, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX is one to seriously consider.
GameSpot (Sep 19, 2001)
While the game doesn't have the trick depth of its closest competitor, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, Hoffman simply blows Mirra out of the water in every other way imaginable and stands as the best BMX game on the market. However, once you widen that focus to include other alternative sports games, Activision's other efforts leave Mat Hoffman in the dust. If this game had shipped prior to Tony Hawk 2, it would have bridged the gap between the two Tony Hawk games nicely. Now, however, this "Tony Hawk 1.5" feels a little out of place. Still, given the gigantic gaps in the Dreamcast release schedule, it's nice to see a quality game come out, even if it is a full-priced release.