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Top-Rider (NES)

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Top-Rider is a motorcycle game in which the main objective is to basically make a decent or random time in each race.

To achieve a decent time the player must avoid getting off the track and colliding with the "endless" number of motorcycles that will appear and also with the posts or advertising signs. When the collision is unavoidable, the player will simply fall off. During competitive races the positions are not displayed on the screen or simply nonexistent, but once a course is finished the final standings screen (consisting of 20 names) will appear.

Modes available are "touring" and "grandprix". In touring, the player can select four scenes, while in grandprix there are a total of nine courses to overcome. The first four are from all around Japan while the other five are located in European countries such as Yugoslavia and Sweden.

The game was released along with a peripheral where the player sits on it and use the handlebars to control the on-screen motorcycle.


Top-Rider NES TT Circuit Assen? Wth, the track map looks strange in this game.
Top-Rider NES "Bugatti Circuit is a permanent race track located within Circuit des 24 Heures, named after Ettore Bugatti."
Top-Rider NES Hello Europe! Road Racing World Championship. Anyway, it should be "Europe" and not "World"...
Top-Rider NES Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "トップライダー" -- Japanese spelling

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りき hydao (11733) added Top-Rider (NES) on Feb 26, 2014