With a somewhat limited repertoire of racing/sports games on Switch when a new one comes to the scene there can be some pretty intense interest in how well it performs. In the case of MX Nitro: Unleashed there’s good news and bad news. If you’re down for an experience that combines pulling stunts as you go, building up a nitro boost gauge that you can use to jump higher and further (either to clear obstacles or pull off crazier stunts) or simply blaze ahead of your rivals it does a fair job of that. The list of tricks you can pull off may be pretty standard but their execution is generally smooth and accessible. In general the difficulty is middle of the road, generally forgiving but weirdly hard at times as your AI opponents will blow you out of the water on occasion. Still, if you’ve been looking for a motocross stunting fix this is a decent arcade-style implementation of that.
Justin Nation, Score: