We couldn't pay Motocross Challenge
enough compliments when indie developer DHG Games released the Excitebike
-inspired GBA racer last year. For those of you unfamiliar with the game's history, it never saw a commercial release after its publisher backed out of the project due to declining sales for GBA titles.
Not letting its code go to waste, DHG eventually released Motocross Challenge
to the homebrew community as a free downlodable ROM and a limited edition flashcart
. As great as the game was, we thought, with a tear in our eye, that we would never see it again.
The Montreal-based studio wants another crack at getting its game in stores, however, and has announced a DS remake! The graphics look mostly unchanged, but there are a lot of additions to get hyped about -- a track editor, three new game modes, a skinner mini map on the bottom screen, more AI opponents, a new Challenge Mode mechanic, and a new soundtrack.
DHG is still looking for a publisher, so make sure to direct your industry friends to this arcade racer! Turbo boost your bike up a ramp and fly past the post break for a trailer of Motocross Challenge
DS. If you'd rather try it out yourself, you can still download and play the GBA ROM, too!