Doritos' Crash Course!, one of the finalists of the Unlock Xbox competition, is an Avatar game... No, no, don't scroll away just yet! While it may fall into the same general category as the mostly-disliked Avatar Indie games, this game is a finalist for a reason, and the terrific price of 'free' makes it that no one should pass up giving Crash Course! a try.
Crash Course! has a very simple premise: Get from one end of the obstacle course to the other in the fastest time possible. You (well, your Avatar) run, jump, and slide through a total of fifteen stages, and you get a place depending on the time you finished in. You want to get gold for every race, of course, but it's not always that easy... in addition, the game keeps constant track of your friends' times, so there's also an edge of friendly competition with your Xbox Live buddies.
Since the game promotes competition and constantly bettering your score, this may not be for everyone. To be honest, it's not really my cup of tea, either. But the real fun I find in Crash Course! is that the game has both online and local multiplayer. Sure, the screen gets a little hard to see when you're split between three or four people, but it's still a blast to play. I haven't tried online multiplayer, but I assume it's near the same experience. Playing with friends in this sort of game can really up the fun factor, as then it becomes less of a skill grind and more of just having fun.
Crash Course! runs with a really simple idea, and executes it well. This little game is enjoyable, albeit a bit short, and is worth anyone's time of a download and trying it out. While it doesn't appeal to everyone, hooking up with a few friends and running some obstacle courses will surely be fun for anyone.