September 22, 2000

Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000

Release Date Publisher Developer Rating Players RRP
September 2000AcclaimIn-House1-2$89.95

One racing genere that is generally neglected in video games is motorbikes. While the Dreamcast has been graced with over ten car based driving games there has only been one other motorbike racing game, Criterion's average Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing. This racing game however is based on the Supercross racing series with bikes having to travel over jumps on dirt courses.

In case you aren't aware, Jeremy McGrath (the person) began racing in 1989 and is generally regarded as one of the best Supercross riders in history. He is still the first rookie to win the Supercross Championship and has won six 250cc Supercross titles. Jeremy obviously knows his sport, and by the looks of it knows what makes a great video game.

This game allows you to take the place of several real-life riders including Kevin Windham, Sebastian Tortelli, Jimmy Button, John Dowd, Nathan Ramsey, Greg Albertyn, Larry Ward and of course Jeremy McGrath. With 8 supercross stadium courses and 8 liscenced motorcross tracks this game will keep you going for days. But it may be the inclusion of a detailed track editor that will hold your interest the longest. This editor enables you to place jumps, dips and bends to create a and umlimited number of new course to race on.

Graphically Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 looks the business. With realistic physics and authentic rider uniforms and bike designs this game looks like the real deal. There is also an impressive set of weather conditions to contend with.

Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 looks like a huge amount of fun. With a release currently set for September it will be interesting to see how well the developers have captures the spirit, thrill and action of this dangerous sport.