MotorStorm is a racing video game developed by Evolution Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. It was first announced at E3 2005. The events of the game take place at the MotorStorm Festival in the Monument Valley. The goal of the game is to win a series of off-road races and to be the overall winner of the MotorStorm Festival. Players are in control of seven different types of vehicles throughout the game, including rally cars, big rigs, dirt bikes, ATVs, racing trucks, buggies and mudpluggers. Each race requires the player to choose a particular vehicle type and often race against many of the other vehicles. Every track has many different
racing lines, each catering to a specific class of vehicle thereby making the racing field even. The events in the game are created using 'real time' technology, such as the mud effects, tire marks, and crashes. Each track is filled with a variety of jumps, bumps, cliffs, ledges, mud pits and various obstacles.
Races are generally a three-lap event against a 2-12 opponent field. The track experiences real-time deformation, making each lap different from the last. Larger vehicles can cause large holes or leave ruts that can easily upset smaller, lighter vehicles. Every vehicle responds differently to different track environments, as well. Vehicles like big rigs and mudpluggers get excellent traction in mud, whereas lighter vehicles like dirt bikes and ATVs will struggle requiring the player to find the best line for his or her vehicle. MotorStorm video clips were used in a Playstation 3 commercial due to its success.
Use the following trick for an extra boost that can help you to achieve victory at the end of a race. When you are coming up on the finish line, have your boost meter almost all the way full. When the finish line is fairly close, throw on the boost. Do not stop holding on the boost and your car will begin to heat up. After the meter is all the way to the end, your car will explode, launching you a good distance forward at an extremely high speed.
To make yourself go faster in any vehicle while driving (you must let your boost charge), keep tapping X. This will make any vehicle go faster and not use boost.
When on any track with big or long jumps, hold the D-pad in any direction and your vehicle should do a flip in that direction.
At any point on a track, hold R2 + L2 and press Circle. Release Circle and you should be doing a burnout. This does not work with some vehicles. The best vehicle is the Rally Car. The best terrain is in the mud. Note: This was done with controller setup 1.
Easily controlled vehicles
The dirtbike and quad are the two most controllable vehicles due to their ability to ride along the walls with ease.
Drive in front of an opponent while in mud. Your opponent will be blinded and can crash or go off course.
Before a race, when you see the front of your car or bike, notice the banner that reads "Free The Runcorn." Runcorn is the town in the U.K. where the game was created.