Driving a car is usually about getting from A to B, and most car games follow the same blueprint.
If you take speed out of the equation, reaching the finish line in Dirt Rally is no different from reaching Walmart to do your weekly shopping. You set off, you stick to the road, you arrive. Well done.
Madalin Stunt Cars 2 has a little bit more imagination. Instead of sending you on the linear errand of reaching the finish line, it drops you into a surreal landscape of huge, colorful ramps, loop-the-loops, and other stunt-friendly features and lets you make your own fun.
There’s no explicit goal other than to enjoy yourself by tearing around in a supercar, pulling off huge jumps and death-defying stunts.
How sophisticated these stunts are is entirely up to you. There are plenty of basic jumps to execute, but there are opportunities for much trickier maneuvers too. Tilted ramps let you corkscrew through the air. Giant tubes let you climb the curved edges at high speed and shoot out like a bullet, quite possibly upside down.
In case you hadn’t realised, Madalin Stunt Cars 2 is not a simulation. Your car is immortal, and only slightly constrained by the laws of physics. No matter the height you fall from, or the orientation you land in, your supercar will remain intact and raring to go.
Despite its playful, freewheeling nature, Madalin Stunt 2 has a solid physics engine. Driving your glistening supercar is completely intuitive, and you’ll have as much fun drifting and skidding as you will hurtling up ramps and flying through the air.
There are three different courses to drive in, and 35 different gleaming supercars in your garage, including an Audi TT, a Ferrari 488, and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.
Plus, it’s possible to apply filters to change the backdrop from day to night, winter to summer, peacetime to the ravages of the first world war, and so on. And there’s multiplayer, just in case you want some fellow players to witness your feats of stunt-driving excellence.
Best of all, Madalin Stunt Cars 2 is playable on your web browser, so you don’t need to worry about installing anything. Just head to PacoGames to check it out.