A video game about controlling dirt bikes in the desert
Windows 2000 / Windows 98 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 7
Desert Moto Racing is a free computer game that simulates a motorcycle riding competition. As the name suggests, riders race on a barren desert track interspersed with steep ramps. There are two major playing modes to choose from; the practice-oriented Ghost Race and the more competitive Racing Contest.
In the contest mode, several computer-controlled riders race against the human player. The winner earns medals and gains access to extra features of the game. They include additional motorcycle models and racetracks. This gives players something to look forward to and helps Desert Moto Racing remain interesting for many hours of play.
The "ghost" racing mode is comparatively simple. Players race alone and try to reach the end of the track more quickly than they did in the past. It's a good option for beginners who want to familiarize themselves with the game's controls and racetrack layout. This practice can also help players perform better in the contest mode.
Desert Moto Racing features fairly attractive three-dimensional video. The graphics include desert scenery and detailed motorcycles beneath a partly cloudy sky. A large timer appears in the upper-left corner. The game shows other information on the right, such as the medal currently at stake. During solo play, it indicates the user's best time.
Most of the screen is devoted to showing the racers and their surroundings. Rather than having a first-person perspective, players see the motorcycles from a short distance. This exciting game runs in full-screen mode instead of a window. On most PCs, it loads quickly and does not exhibit sluggishness during play.
It's not difficult to learn how to play Desert Moto Racing. The controls are relatively simple, and the built-in help feature is always available. A notice in the lower-right corner of the screen reminds players that they can gain assistance by pressing F1. The game was clearly designed to accommodate both beginners and advanced users.
This computer game comes from GameHitZone, a software developer that also created Extreme 4x4 Racing. The company has released several versions of Desert Moto Racing as it continues to improve the game. One advantage of this software is that the download size remains quite small. Dial-up users can even download it in a reasonable period of time.
This racing simulation was designed to run on most Windows computers, including laptops and netbooks. The developer recommends that players have at least one gigabyte of RAM, a 1 GHz or faster CPU and DirectX 9. This game runs in Windows XP or any later version. Users can enjoy sound effects if their PCs have sound cards and speakers.
To sum it up, Desert Moto Racing is an enjoyable, fast-paced motorcycle simulation that garners moderately high ratings from most players.