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Speed King

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Commodore 16, Plus/4
Amstrad CPC
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Speed King is a motorbike racing game that allows you to race or practise on one of ten famous tracks like Silverstone, Monza and Daytona. Before you race you can choose the amount of laps (two, four or six) and your skill level (Novice, Champion or Pro). The race has a 3rd person perspective as you watch from behind your rider and try to beat 19 other riders. The joystick is used to control your bike. Besides controlling your speed you also have six gears which need to be changed manually. Once you have finished a race the lap-times are saved and it's time to choose another track.

The C16 version is restricted to four tracks, a set five laps, no skill level and you don't control the speed, just adjust the gears.


Speed King Amstrad CPC Learn all the curves
Speed King Amstrad CPC The game can also show the entire lap by playing it at high speed
Speed King Commodore 64 Title screen (Digital Integration)
Speed King Amstrad CPC It's best to do a practice lap first

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The Press Says

Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 68 out of 100 68
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Dec 11, 2011 F 0


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According to the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #1), the game was Mastertronic's #6 best selling game (304.499 copies).
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