LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Not quite Excitebike
By Matthew Diener 23 November 2012
Max Awesome | Developer:
Rebel Crew | Publisher:
Chillingo | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Arcade, Sports | Players:
1 | Version:
Videos of extreme motorcycle stunts usually follow a certain trajectory. They start off flashy, and you think - for a split second - that the stunt will succeed.
Then something goes awry and both the rider and your expectations come crashing down to earth.
Unfortunately, Max Awesome follows this same trajectory. It aims for tongue-in-cheek brashness and fun, but falls short and lands, painfully, on a figurative double-decker bus.
Hit the throttle
Everything about Max Awesome is bold, bright, and cartoonish from the outset. The main character sports a gravity-defying pompadour that would be the envy of any anime character. Your goal is to earn 'Awesomes' - the official currency of the game - by clearing levels with exceptional times and scores.
A fun if familiar concept that is hamstrung by wonky controls. Might be more fun following a round or two of updates