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The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing (Commodore 64)

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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 Commodore 64 Doing the qualification lap
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing Commodore 64 Credits screen
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing Commodore 64 Qualifying results sheet
The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing Commodore 64 Bike selection - 250cc

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

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The Press Says

64'er Jan, 1992 6 out of 10 60

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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.

Related Web Sites

  • THE CYCLES (Free download location for the DOS game)
Quapil (4745) added The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing (Commodore 64) on Jul 14, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8743), Martin Smith (63198) and Terok Nor (17833)