BMX XXX tries to meld extreme sports with risqué humour but comes up short.

The promise of a gaming equivalent to movies like American Pie or Animal House sounds intriguing, but BMX XXX is not that game. The problems start with the game’s engine and level designs. The environments look nice, but they aren’t as wide open nor do they show the detail of developer Z-Axis’s previous extreme sports effort, Aggressive Inline. Many level objectives are also vague and can keep you playing aimlessly for hours. And while air and ground tricks are easy to pull off and very forgiving for the most part, it’s still frustrating to get hung up on an object or fall due to spotty collision detection during an otherwise perfect run.

The animation of the characters looks decidedly average and downright awkward during some tricks such as manuals. However, the graphics overall are good, and BMX XXX on the Xbox looks noticeably sharper than the PlayStation 2 version. The music selection is quite nice, and you can play your own tunes via the Xbox internal jukebox, too. The audio does lose marks for incessantly repetitive comments from the onlookers.

From the random bugs and collision problems to some joke missions that have no punch line, the whole game feels rushed and unfinished. Despite the promise of bawdy and uncensored content in the Xbox version, the videos and humour presented are quite a few steps below what adults would call ‘naughty’; for example, less than half of the stripper footage has actual stripping. With a tighter game engine and less arcane level goals, BMX XXX could have been something more than a gimmick.

Publisher: Acclaim
Developer: Z-Axis

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