Carmichael’s New Video Game

Cycle News Staff | May 10, 2011

Twist the throttle and get ready to hit the dirt, because 2XL Games has revealed that Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup, the first mobile game featuring motocross legend Ricky Carmichael is available now in the App Store. Players can download the gas-powered, adrenaline-infused dirt bike racing game for free and jump into the world of professional motocross.

Click to see a new Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup trailer.Utilizing the Real Rewards platform developed by BlackBox Interactive, Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup lets players earn real-world rewards for their in-game achievements, which are redeemable via Through the Real Rewards platform, racing fans can transform their in-game victories into real prizes from companies such as Monster Energy, Suzuki, Turner Motorsports, Fox Racing, Oakley, DC Shoes, Mechanix Wear, Kicker, Lincoln Electric, Jakks Pacific, Replay XD and more.

Some of the prizes include Ricky Carmichael Signature Series Oakley goggles, sheet metal from Carmichael’s No. 4 Monster Energy Chevrolet Silverado, a Ricky Carmichael action figure from Jakks Pacific, a Monster Energy pack, a Replay XD Camera, a pair of Lincoln Electric Welding Gloves, a Lincoln Electric Leather Jacket and more! Be on the lookout for additional Real Reward giveaways in the coming months, with Apple iPods and Suzuki dirt bikes up for grabs soon.

Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup offers players a suite of in-game features, including a gesture-based stunt system for pulling off some sick tricks, an RPG-like system that lets players earn wrenches for gas and performance upgrades for your officially licensed Suzuki motocross bike and character, as well as full Game Center integration, which allows players to race against, send invites to, and talk with friends in-game using Live Chat. Compete online in a head-to-head Matchup mode that lets players race in real-time against friends and other racers all over the world in order to move up the leaderboards.

“As video games continue to evolve, I wanted to make sure my latest venture into the gaming world is on the leading edge of the technology spectrum and I think we’ve accomplished just that,” explained Carmichael. “Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup is a mobile application and offers players a chance to play head-to-head with one another. What’s even cooler about it is that I can play my fans and they’ll know it’s really me who they’re racing against. We’re in the process of building a really cool list of verifiable celebrity riders and that’s going to help take this game the next level. I’m really stoked about the launch.”

“Ricky Carmichael is truly the greatest of all time within the viciously competitive world of professional motocross,” said Rick Baltman, President of 2XL Games. “Working with him to develop a fun game that represents the exhilaration of racing, paired with the BlackBox Real Rewards system to bring real, tangible prizes to the game makes this a terrific title that all iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners should download.”

Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup is available now for free via the App Store here… more information on 2XLGames, please visit, and for more information on Ricky Carmichael, check out his official website at can also follow the game on Facebook and Twitter.