Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Madmen Racing is a Soap Races style racing game with amazing stunts and crazy cars.
Mad Men Racing is an online arcade racing game with a great soundtrack, difficult yet rewarding courses, and a fun, cartoonish design. The mechanics are similar to other online racing games, as you’re tasked with getting your character from the start to finish line while navigating obstacles competing against several other drivers. W or the Up Arrow accelerates your character’s vehicle, while the S or Down Arrow hits the car’s breaks and sends it in reverse. A/D and the Left/Right Arrows allow you to balance the vehicle and perform flips and wheelies, while Z and X activates your nitro boost. Obstacles range from exploding barrels to pits of water and upside-down loops, and each element of the road forces you to control your character in a certain manner. The game is not limited by the simplicity of its mechanics, and it’s easy to spend long periods of time trying to advance your character through the levels.
The best aspect of the game is the amount of options for car customization. Each vehicle has its own specs, physics, and handling, so the way the car moves along the track or responds to your keyboard commands is different depending on which model you select. Allowing room for upgrades is also how Mad Men Racing gets you to keep playing as much as possible. When you first play the game, there’s only one option of a car to purchase. It’s relatively slow and limited in its capabilities. As you progress throughout the game, however, you can continue earning money by completing tasks (in the first race, if you complete three flips, you’re awarded $45). You also have to place higher in order to advance to newer levels, so there’s incentive to continue purchasing the best vehicles. Even if you only want to play through a couple times, Madmen Racing is a well-designed and incredibly fun game.