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This is an overhead-viewed racing game similar in style to Super Sprint. There are 7 courses of increasing difficulty, incorporating ramps and bumps which significantly affect the bike's handling. Each course has a time limit you must complete 3 laps of the course within, or it's game over. The further inside the time limit you are, the more points you score.

There's a computer opponent, but the scoring isn't affected by whether you beat him just so long as you qualify. There is a two-player mode. A unique feature at the time is the action replay, which can be viewed in slow motion.


BMX Simulator Atari ST Title screen
BMX Simulator Commodore 16, Plus/4 Next race.
BMX Simulator ZX Spectrum First course finished
BMX Simulator ZX Spectrum Fall from a bicycle

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 83 out of 100 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST May, 1988 810 out of 1000 81
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1988 760 out of 1000 76
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Oct, 1988 760 out of 1000 76
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 7.8 out of 12 65
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1993 60 out of 100 60
ST Action Atari ST Jun, 1988 54 out of 100 54


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Freeware release

To celebrate the 18th birthday of Codemasters, they released this game for free on September 18th 2004 as this was Codemasters' first ever published game.


The magazine quote mentioned on the Ad Blurb proved correct, a fact pointed out when the game appeared on one of Codemasters' Quattro compilations. The quote was repeated, along with a note - "It did!"


The game sold over 100,000 copies in its first year in the UK, a huge amount at the time. The budget price (£1.99) helped, as did great reviews and the popularity of BMX bikes among computer owners.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
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