Cyclemania

Moby ID: 4704

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Average score: 61% (based on 14 ratings)

Player Reviews

Average score: 3.0 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings with 2 reviews)

Not much fun to play.

The Good
Cyclemania's concept is to race in front of real-life motion video backdrop that made up of 5 live-action roadways. That's nice. At the beginning it's really a nice change to see yourself driving your vehicle on a "real" desert or mountain road. Unfortunately your excitement doesn't last much after you find out that the game is not much fun to play.

The Bad
Although frame-rate decompression is quite good, you mostly race in front of blocky graphics. Gameplay doesn't offer you anything special. Instead, it may become frustrating.

Cyclemania has also no replay value after you finish playing all the circuits available. Its championship mode doesn't help you either since it's far from being compelling. There could have been more variety of obstacles or challenges on the races.

The Bottom Line
I'm glad they tried to bring real-life roadways to our computer screens. Maybe not a successful conversion but at least they'd tried.

This game made me miss the countless hours I spent playing Test Drive III: THE PASSION!

DOS · by Accatone (5191) · 2001

Nice graphics and good handling, but not very demanding

The Good
+ 5 completely different tracks, which were filmed, so you have fotorealistic tracks + 6 different bikes, with different design, specs and behaviour + real traffic (cars, police bikes, trucks, horses, helicopters, tyre barriers, straw bales, ...) + tuningoptions for your bike + different crash sequences + videos

The Bad
- you can buy improved items for the exhaust, the tires, the suspension and the engine, but only the better engine has any effect (from 266kph to 273kph) - no physik-engine - the crash-sequences are quite annoying in the long run - the not very sophisticated championship/"race for $$$" mode - not very diversified gameplay - no replay options, no mulitplayer

The Bottom Line
Great fun, if you don't expect too much realism and depth

DOS · by corpser (1) · 2007

Contributors to this Entry

Critic reviews added by Tim Janssen, mailmanppa, Jeanne, Parf, Scaryfun, shphhd, Patrick Bregger, Wizo, Alsy.