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RVF Honda (Atari ST)

RVF Honda Atari ST Title screen


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RVF Honda puts you on board a realistically-modeled RC30 bike, with the task of becoming world champion. Initially you race at Clubman level on fictitious local tracks (one of which is set in MicroProse's old UK home of Tetbury), before moving up to UK and then World championship racing if you're good enough.

Each class of racing has 8 computer opponents, with the top 7 finishers in each of the championship's 8 races scoring points, and the races can be set to 5,10, 15 or 20 laps. The game's graphics appear to feature sprite-based bikes atop polygon scenery, which makes for very fast gameplay.

The circuits feature puddles of water to upset the bike's handling, and oil, which causes you to crash. It takes time to remount the bike and get back up to speed by revving it back up (more realistic than most motorbike games at the time, but frustrating as you suffer for mistakes more), and after a couple of crashes the bike's dashboard fails, making it much harder to ride competitively.

There is a two-player null-modem link-up mode, which can support an ST racing against an Amiga if you have the right cable.


RVF Honda Atari ST Avoid the oil
RVF Honda Atari ST Main Menu
RVF Honda Atari ST Running a bit wide
RVF Honda Atari ST On the starting grid

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1989 915 out of 1000 92
The One Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Power Play 1989 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 72 out of 100 72
ST/Amiga Format Jul, 1989 68 out of 100 68


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  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Sports Game in 1989
  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year

Martin Smith (66827) added RVF Honda (Atari ST) on Jan 06, 2005
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