STORY / GAMEPLAY
This is a pure racing simulator game and as such, it does not have an actual story. All your need is to race and win! The action is shown from first person perspective, via the rider's helmet, so each track and any surrounding stuff (trees, grandstands, tunnels and the like) are in 3D vector! The lower 1/4 of the display includes the bike's handle bars and the basic instruments like the speedometer and the rev counter. By pressing the Spacebar it gives you a split-second rear view. Before racing in tournaments, you first need to practice your riding skills as it is quite tricky to handle the bike.
A race is preceded by three time qualifying laps. During a season, it's imperative to get the pole position and it is very important to always "read" the track rather than just racing at high speeds, crashing all the time in every hard bend. More on that, the computer riders are challenging and a collision or loss of control leads to a near-fatal wobble!
You have the selection to race through 16 world famous grand prix circuits and enjoy the power of a Suzuki's phenomenal acceleration! This game gives that "real" racing feel, complete with power slides and wheelies, that's why it was probably one of the best racing bike simulators ever released for the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS computers of the early 90s. GRAPHICS / SOUND
The Atari ST version has great visuals (identical in quality to the Amiga). The game was technically ahead of its time. The 3D vector graphics move smoothly and fast and there's a variety of camera angles to enjoy (much like a combat flight simulator). The game also includes a built-in action replay system. Although the opponent riders look a bit jerky, as they are designed using (colored) vectors with minimal detail, they move pretty fast and smooth. Each track has a few background details like crowd stands, buildings or tunnels. Note that the Atari ST version runs a bit faster compared to the Amiga (due to its higher CPU frequency).
The game's sound is quite adequate and includes a nice introductory tune plus a bike engine sound (unfortunately not sampled).