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BMX Simulator (Amiga)

BMX Simulator Amiga Title screen

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Description

This is an overhead-viewed racing game similar in style to Super Sprint. There are 7 courses of increasing difficulty, incorporating ramps and bumps which significantly affect the bike's handling. Each course has a time limit you must complete 3 laps of the course within, or it's game over. The further inside the time limit you are, the more points you score.

There's a computer opponent, but the scoring isn't affected by whether you beat him just so long as you qualify. There is a two-player mode. A unique feature at the time is the action replay, which can be viewed in slow motion.

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BMX Simulator Amiga Mind the big puddle
BMX Simulator Amiga slow down for corner or you will crash
BMX Simulator Amiga instant replay
BMX Simulator Amiga Get set

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1988 810 out of 1000 81
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 76 out of 100 76
Power Play 1987 6.5 out of 10 65
Amiga Joker Oct, 1993 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Freeware release

To celebrate the 18th birthday of Codemasters, they released this game for free on September 18th 2004 as this was Codemasters' first ever published game.

Re-release

The magazine quote mentioned on the Ad Blurb proved correct, a fact pointed out when the game appeared on one of Codemasters' Quattro compilations. The quote was repeated, along with a note - "It did!"

Sales

The game sold over 100,000 copies in its first year in the UK, a huge amount at the time. The budget price (£1.99) helped, as did great reviews and the popularity of BMX bikes among computer owners.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
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Martin Smith (63156) added BMX Simulator (Amiga) on Mar 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121618), Martin Smith (63156) and Servo (55924)