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Mad Dash Racing is a racing game for the Xbox developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released as a launch title in November 2001. The video game features the voice of Billy West.

Mad Dash Racing
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North American Xbox cover art
Developer(s)Crystal Dynamics
Publisher(s)Eidos Interactive
Designer(s)Noah Hughes, Christopher Tremmel, James Stiefelmaier
  • NA: November 14, 2001
  • PAL: March 14, 2002
Genre(s)Racing, Track and field
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer



On a little island on Trem Land, a crazed wizard named Hex, plans to take over the world using red meteor chunks. He can't do this on his own so he plans to set up an event to get all the meteor chunks and return them to Hex.

A number of nasty characters have signed up to the event, think that they have the guts to find the meteor chunks. All the characters don't know of what Hex is doing, so he waits until all the meteor chunks have been gathered for world domination. Hex mentions that for the one who brings back all the meteorchunks, will win a pig. Not according to the contract, one of the contestants named Sid, said that they win a Magic Sceptre. One of the Tremmals (Hex's Henchmen) saying agree with it, so Hex did. This is where the game begins.


The Characters are split into four different groups. Bashers, Dashers, Gliders, and Bosses. Bashers are able to break through certain objects. Dashers are able to gain quick boosts, Gliders are able to jump farther or glide, and Bosses are able to have all the powers.[1] Players can collect 10 green meteor chunks and become a Tribrid. As a Tribrid players can have Bashers, Dashers and Gliders with just using one character. There are 9 tracks all together in the game. Different tracks have different settings. Numerous licensed music tracks were featured in the game.[2]


Aggregate score
Review scores
Game Informer6/10[6]
GamePro     [7]
Next Generation     [10]
OXM (US)7.3/10[11]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[3] In Japan, where the game was ported for release on May 30, 2002, Famitsu gave it a score of 28 out of 40.[5]


  1. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff (November 29, 2001). "Mad Dash Racing Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Lopez, Vincent (November 20, 2001). "Mad Dash [Racing]". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mad Dash Racing for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  4. ^ EGM staff (January 2002). "Mad Dash Racing". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 150. Ziff Davis. p. 229.
  5. ^ a b "マッドダッシュレーシング [Xbox]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Mad Dash Racing". Game Informer. No. 105. FuncoLand. January 2002. p. 87.
  7. ^ Dan Elektro (November 29, 2001). "Mad Dash Racing Review for Xbox on". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 8, 2005. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Cassady, David; McBride, Debra (November 12, 2001). "Mad Dash Racing". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  9. ^ The Badger (December 17, 2001). "Mad Dash Racing". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 19, 2006. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Mad Dash Racing". Next Generation. Imagine Media. January 2002. p. 42.
  11. ^ "Mad Dash Racing". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. February 2002. p. 68.

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