DescriptionThis 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.
Part of the Following Groups
|Good Solid BMX Racing||Amstrad CPC||Sic Coyote (15)|
The Press Says
|Commodore Format||Commodore 64||Feb, 1994||85 out of 100||85|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||May, 1988||810 out of 1000||81|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||May, 1988||810 out of 1000||81|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Jul, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||760 out of 1000||76|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Oct, 1988||760 out of 1000||76|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Feb, 1988||76 out of 100||76|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||Dec, 1986||7 out of 10||70|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Feb, 1987||7.8 out of 12||65|
|ST Action||Atari ST||Jun, 1988||54 out of 100||54|
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Freeware releaseTo 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-releaseThe 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!"
SalesThe 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.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)