- Enduro Racer (1986 on Arcade, 1987 on Atari ST, Commodore 64...)
Description official descriptions
In this game you play the role of an endurance bike racer. The gameplay involves you racing against the clock to get to the finish line and jumping over ramps. At the end of each race you get points for how many cars or bikes you have overtaken with which you can upgrade your bike. There are various different terrain for you to race on including desert beach and dirt tracks plus a number of things to slow you down or even knock you off of your bike all together. The main idea is to find the best route through each level to shave off valuable seconds in order to over take more cars and bikes.
The Japanese version of the game has more Tracks than the European and US versions have. Among them is a snow track which is one of the hardest tracks in the game, because there are a lot of stones on the thin road.
- エンデューロレーサー - Japanese spelling
Credits (Arcade version)
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Average score: 60% (based on 18 ratings)
Average score: 3.0 out of 5 (based on 20 ratings with 1 reviews)
Enduro Racer is great because of the customization options and the unique view of the action. Because of the camera angle, it provides a pseudo-3D look that allows you to dodge objects from both the left and the right. A 2D view would've erased this aspect from the game completely. It's painfully obvious SEGA was trying to compete by adding extra value to similar genres of the time.
I felt the game was a tad too short, some more levels would round it out quite nicely.
The Bottom Line
Since most old-school gamers are familiar with Excitebike on the NES, the best way to describe Enduro Racer is Excitebike Advanced. It plays in similar fashion (pull up just before the jump) but improves on the Excitebike gameplay by changing the view to a 3/4 behind the bike angle. You also have the ability to upgrade parts based on the number of points you score. Its really cool when you combine the tires, suspension and engine upgrades because when you hit the ramp you soar like the eagles. This is really fun on the water levels where the terrain is broken up, you can just leap over the whole thing.
SEGA Master System · by Ash_1 (74) · 2004
|Re: Split the Sega Master System version?||Terok Nor (36688)||Oct 17th, 2016|
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Game added April 24th, 2004. Last modified August 17th, 2023.