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Description

There's a cross-country motorcycle rally going from San Francisco to New York. In Rally Bike, the player has but one goal, to work their way up through the ranks of the racers and place high enough to qualify for the next race. The game contains six stages to race through.

The player controls a motorcycle and must cross the finish line before an established number of competitor bikes. The player must avoid crashing into obstacles, opposing racers, vehicles, and running out of gas. During a race there are certain areas where the player can refill their gas but stopping to refuel will cause competitor bikes to take advantage and race past the player. Competitors never run out of fuel but they are able to crash into obstacles thus taking them out of the race.

Occasionally during a race a helicopter will fly by dropping items that the player is able to pick up. The items are a 1000 Points Bonus, helper motorcycles that help you crash other racers, extra gasoline, Hi-grade gasoline which lasts longer than normal, a turbocharger that gives extra speed, and a helmet which provides invincibility.

If the player places in the top ten in a race, they are able to tune up their bike with better equipment. The player can upgrade their bike's engine (either 2 cycle type or 4 cycle type) and its tires (either rain, brock, or stick).

Screenshots

Rally Bike Arcade Title Screen.
Rally Bike Arcade On the tracks.
Rally Bike Arcade Obstacle ahead.
Rally Bike Arcade Re-Fueling.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ダッシュ野郎" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dash Yarou" -- Japanese Famicom title

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All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Mar, 1989 66 out of 100 66

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Alaka (39380) added Rally Bike (Arcade) on Jan 26, 2014
Other platforms contributed by Alaka (39380) and Kabushi (165413)