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Description

As the name suggests, The Cycles simulates International Grand Prix Racing, allowing a player to compete against 9 computer rivals. Choose from three classes of bike (125, 250 and 500cc), and between 8 (Japan, Australia, USA, Spain, Italy, France,England and Sweden) and 15 (Japan, Australia, USA, Spain, Italy, Western Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Holland, Belgium, France, England, Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Brazil) original tracks depending on the version, at five difficulty levels (with the lower ones offering automatic gear changes).

The player can enter single races (always including qualifying) or complete in a full season. The action is viewed from the handlebars of your bike, a novelty for motorcycle racing at the time. The game engine is similar to that used by Grand Prix Circuit, but now incorporates hills.

Screenshots

The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing Amiga Starting Single Race Mode
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing Amiga Title screen
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing Amiga Entering a tunnel
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing Amiga Track Details

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Alternate Titles

  • "Grand Prix Circuit: Cycles" -- Informal title

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Mar, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Compute's Amiga Resource Jun, 1990 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Music

There are drums in the Tandy music, but not in the Adlib music. Odd, considering that the Adlib is a much more capable card, and could have easily accommodated percussion in the title music.

References

A.I. riders like Brad Gourdo, Don Matrini and Kirk Patrick were named after some of the developers.

Information also contributed by Roedie.

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Terok Nor (22741) added The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing (Amiga) on Mar 09, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4721), Trixter (8790) and Martin Smith (62923)