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No Second Prize

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Critic Score User Score
Amiga
85
4.0
Atari ST
...
4.1
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Description

There is indeed no second prize in this race between 6 of the world’s toughest riders. First prize is the one remaining model of the greatest motorbike the world has ever seen, incidentally.

The graphics are polygon based, with lots of roadside detail, and leaning into corners to maximise turn-in leads to the graphics to tilt appropriately. The control is mouse-based, allowing for slight adjustments to be made and ensuring that the controls are realistic but not impossible. As well as your five rivals, there are lots of Sunday riders on the roads, distinguished by having brown bikes, so make sure to avoid these.

This was one of the first games to feature video-style replays, allowing you to find the exact moment you want to replay, from any part of the race, and view it at normal speed, double-speed, or freeze-frame. The camera angles on offer here include one that follows the bike, one that views the track from the side, and a TV-style chase view.

Screenshots

No Second Prize Atari ST All a bit close here
No Second Prize Atari ST No time to admire the scenery
No Second Prize Atari ST Not all tracks are real though
No Second Prize Atari ST Rider profiles

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1992 11 out of 12 92
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Computing Amiga Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Atari ST May, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72

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Trivia

Music

As Jochen Hippel had left Thalion at the time of the release of No Second Prize, Matthias Steinwachs created the musical score for the game. But Hippel had worked on the music for the game. On his 1990 studio album "Give it a try", which featured remixes of his work for Thalion, a song called "Glory" is included, which is marked as No Second Prize title music.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63067)