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SummaryA racing game with fabulous backdrops and a few nice touches
The GoodI wouldn't sit down and play this game if it weren't for the backdrops on each of the three levels. You race overlooking the mountains in level one, a city in the second level, and some skulls in the third. Each of the backgrounds are well designed, and they move your hoverbike along the one track.
I also like the game mechanics. You can shoot at other riders, a technique unknown in other racers of its time. You can also watch them crash into an obstacle and explode. When you do the same thing, your rider cursing whatever hit him is a nice touch.
The HUD is laid out nicely, with the type of game and the score on the left. I don't know what is on the right, but it looks like a pair of glasses with directions serving as eyes.
Both the music on the title screen and the sound effects are good.
The BadThe controls a bit difficult to get used to. Pressing up on the joystick only ascends the bike, not accelerate it. You have to get near the surface for that to happen.