The only codes available in “Max Dirt Bike” are stage select codes. For example, players can enter code 19735 to jump to the seventh level or 48662 to jump to level 19. These codes are entered in the main menu by clicking on the Enter Level Code option. Also in the main menu, players can view the game's instructions and change the quality of the game.
“Max Dirt Bike” is a Flash game built for play in Internet browsers with no need to download the game. The game is controlled completely using the arrow keys on the keyboard. The up arrow is used for acceleration, while the down arrow is used to brake. After coming to a stop, if the down arrow is still held, the player can go in reverse. The left and right arrows lean the character.
The goal of the game is to drive over obstacles by using the arrow keys to reach the end of the stage. This game is classified as a physics bike-racing game. Although the player is not racing against other characters, he is racing against the clock to get the best time.
Physics-based racing games like this are also available on other gaming devices. For example, “Toy Stunt Bike” is a physics bike-racing on the Nintendo 3DS.