[Beyond PlayStation] MX Nitro: Unleashed Review
MX Nitro: Unleashed from Saber Interactive is a very fun motocross racer on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our MX Nitro: Unleashed review!
MX Nitro: Unleashed is the definitive version of the arcade motocross racing game, brought to the Nintendo Switch by Saber interactive. MX Nitro: Unleashed features revamped graphics and lighting, new tracks, new bosses, new customization outfits, rebalanced gameplay, and even a new Easy difficulty option so that players of all skill levels can take this one out for a spin. It’s a fun motocross racing game on Nintendo’s console available at a budget $9.99.
You’ll accelerate with the ZR button, leaning as needed with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, so that you can balance your character’s weight to land properly after each jump and avoid crashing. If you need to break, then you can do so with the R button. As you race across the 49 featured stages that will take you on a trip around the world, you will have access to more than 50 tricks to perform with the Y, X, B, and A buttons. Tricks will allow you to gain back some of your spent nitro boost so that you can press the ZL button to greatly increase your speed.
You can customize your character and your bike at the Gear Shop. Here you will have access to a variety of helmets, shirts, pants, and armor for your character, as well as decals and wheels for your bike. At first, you will only have a few options to choose from, but you can unlock more items – and a wider variety of colors – by progressing through the game and earning some cash to spend.
Winning each of the competitions will also boost your experience points, allowing you to level up. The better you race, the more points you will get, which will, in turn, help you unlock more tricks for you to use during each run to be able to obtain a bigger nitro boost. The more nitro you have, the easier it will be to gain the upper hand and beat your opponents, especially since some rather long jumps will require you to use your nitro at the right time to gain enough speed and momentum to avoid missing the jump and crashing.
Money is also important since it allows you to upgrade your bike’s stats, or you could even buy a new one if you have enough money saved up! For each of your bikes, you can boost its overall acceleration, max speed, nitro power, and agility, for up to five levels in total. This means that, at some point, you won’t be able to upgrade your current bike any more, making it more viable to get a new one with better base stats and a chance of upgrading it even more.
Along with having to beat your opponents as you try to earn as many points as possible – grabbing some of the free cash on each course – and aiming to win first place, you can also spice things up a bit by trying to complete the bonus challenges that each race has to offer. These could include objectives such as doing a backflip, a two-second wheelie, or doing a two-trick combo during one of your jumps. Complete the challenges, and you will be rewarded with bonus money that you can certainly put to good use to customize your character and your bike, or to upgrade your ride so that you can have a better chance of beating your opponents.
On top of the single-player Career Mode, MX Nitro: Unleashed also offers an online multiplayer option so that you can challenge players from around the world. You will need to earn your way into the online mode by progressing through the game’s Career Mode since it’s the game’s way of allowing you yo first learn all of the basics and get a ton of experience – and tricks – under your sleeve before you go and try to prove how good you really are.
MX Nitro: Unleashed was a pleasant surprise on Nintendo Switch. The game has a lot of content to offer with more than 40 stages and over 50 tricks to perform, as well as plenty customization and upgrade options, along with an online multiplayer mode, all for a budget $9.99 asking price on Nintendo Switch, making this an easy one to recommend on Nintendo’s console.
This MX Nitro: Unleashed review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Saber Interactive.