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Kawasaki Superbike Challenge is a motorcycle racing game that uses the same engine as F1. It includes 14 standard-length race tracks, plus the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race, available in both training and Championship modes. The game is unlicensed (except by Kawasaki), so all riders and teams are fictional.

The game now has more polygonal roadside objects than F1, and there is still a Turbo mode, allowing for faster racing at the expense of some of the detail. You have the ability to turn on or off weather (during rainy days the graphics are darker and the bike has less traction). The number of laps on each course can be 5, 10 or 15, and there are 4 skill levels. Some changes have been made to how the vehicle handles, to emphasize the switch from cars to bikes.


Kawasaki Superbike Challenge Genesis Bike set-up and forecast
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge Genesis A rainy day in Malaysia
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge Genesis A race in Mexico. This game has some impressive real-time 3D visuals. And in visual aspect it's really different from the SNES version.
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge Genesis Name entry

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kawasaki Superbikes" -- European Genesis title

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Mean Machines Mar, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Consoles Plus Apr, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Video Games Nov, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Mega Fun May, 1995 70 out of 100 70
GamePro (US) Feb, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Play Time Jun, 1995 70 out of 100 70 Mar 08, 2010 3 out of 10 30


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SNES and Genesis - 2 serious different controls and gameplay differences 2 Freeman (61296)
Sep 18, 2016


Platform differences

  • Genesis version: Left and Right controls - have only 2 keys. It has a smaller render window and lower frame-rate, and drifting slows the bike. The following features are exclusive to the Genesis version: pit-in request key, 1 player turbo mode, 1 player versus computer mode.
  • SNES version: Left and Right controls - have 2 keys to light turn and 2 keys to hard turn, also combo usage supported (hard left + light left, for example). It has a bigger racing wheel and hands animations as well as smoother frame-rate compared to the Genesis version. The following is exclusive to the SNES version: Suzuka 8 hr mode.

Luis Silva (13594) added Kawasaki Superbike Challenge (Genesis) on Jan 28, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Evil Ryu (65780)