Two tutorial videos for MXGP – The Official Motocross Videogame teach you the art of "scrubbing" and how to take on jumps and moguls more effectively.
But you remember playing Excitebike on the NES, right? Lean your weight back over the rear tire to maximize air time, or pull up your front tire in a wheelie to handle those little speedbump thingies. Well, that all works in MXGP. I, too, was surprised how much legit motocross I learned from Excitebike. Stupid overheat alarm. Why can't I go full throttle the entire time, Excitebike?
"Scrubbing," however, is new to me. It's a way of throwing your bike sideways while in a jump to minimize how long you spend in the air. Me, I don't want no scrub; a scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me. Why can't I just go full throttle the entire time, MXGP?
MXGP launches March 28 on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and PC.