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Description

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.

Screenshots

RVF Honda Atari ST On the starting grid
RVF Honda Atari ST Crashed
RVF Honda Atari ST Fastest Lap
RVF Honda Atari ST Manual Protection

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Critic Reviews

Commodore User Amiga Aug, 1989 96 out of 100 96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jul, 1989 915 out of 1000 92
The One Atari ST Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1989 9.8 out of 12 82
Zero Amiga Nov, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 71 out of 100 71

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Trivia

Awards

  • 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

Contributed to by Martin Smith (66862)