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BMX Simulator (Commodore 64)

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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.

Screenshots

BMX Simulator Commodore 64 Title screen
BMX Simulator Commodore 64 Gameplay on the first level
BMX Simulator Commodore 64 There are a variety of tracks to race on
BMX Simulator Commodore 64 Be careful on these sharp turns!

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The Press Says

Commodore Format Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Happy Computer Dec, 1986 71 out of 100 71
Computer Gamer Nov, 1986 14 out of 20 70
Commodore User Dec, 1986 7 out of 10 70

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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)
Information also contributed by Frenkel
Martin Smith (63130) added BMX Simulator (Commodore 64) on Mar 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122912), Martin Smith (63130) and Servo (55928)