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Prime Mover (Amiga)

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Description

Prime Mover is a motorcycle racing action game, viewed from behind the bike. There are twelve riders and five bikes (with different top speeds, acceleration and handling) to choose from. The full championship includes 12 races against a field of seven riders (computer opponents are loosely named after real riders of the day – Rain Wayney and Lucie Kavanora for example).

Circuits are set around the world, with various weather effects, with a rendition of each national anthem played on the pre-race screen. Handling is loose and arcadey. It is not possible to fall off – contact with hazards or other bikes simply results in you losing time.

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Prime Mover Amiga First circuit is in the U.S.A.
Prime Mover Amiga Choose your driver
Prime Mover Amiga Title screen
Prime Mover Amiga Racing in England, with English weather

Alternate Titles

  • "Turbo Terminator" -- Working title

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The Press Says

AmigaForum Dec, 1993 5 out of 6 83
Amiga Computing May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Format Dec, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Nov, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Svenska Hemdatornytt Nov, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
High Score Jan, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Amiga Joker Nov, 1993 41 out of 100 41
Amiga Power Dec, 1993 22 out of 100 22

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Trivia

The Japanese circuit features a famous bug – at the start of the race a mountain is visible in the background, but at the same point on the second lap it is in a completely different position on the screen, and from the third lap onwards it is not visible at all.
Martin Smith (63132) added Prime Mover (Amiga) on Feb 25, 2007