As the sun slowly rises over the race track it's time,
once more, to take up the challenge of the racing circuit.
You awake after a hard night of celebration your last
success in traditional style, and realise you have but
a few minutes to whip over to the garage and pick up
your bike. Luckily time allows you to respray your bike
-- now what shall it be? A subtle green? A shocking
pink? A putrid purple?
colour you choose, you will most certainly need a new
set of leathers to match, or clash, which ever suits
you best. Once kitted out with your newly resprayed
bike and shiny leathers, you can take your place on
the track, ready to race.
selected one of the three levels of play the countdown
begins, the starter waves his flag, and you're off .
screen is split between the playing area -- which shows
your bike, the track and competitors -- and an illustration
of the dashboard which indicates your speed, rev counter
and gear. The gears are represented by three lights
in the centre of the dashboard. When a gear has been
selected, the light turns from blue to yellow.
first track is a fairly simple one with its fair share
of curves and obstacles. Whizzing round at the maximum
speed of 140 mph isn't too difficult and so leads you
quickly onto the desert circuit. This track is lined
with cacti -- colliding with these causes a nasty blow-out
and costs valuable time. However, if you do manage to
complete this track you have a chance to boost your
score on the first bonus track.
bonus tracks are basically normal tracks, but scattered
along them are various flags which flap quite happily
in the wind until you run over them, toting up your
score as you do so.
track is played against the clock, so no matter how
many times you crash it is still possible to win, so
long as you finish the circuit in time.
tracks increase with difficulty as you progress. Oil
spillages, puddles, ice and cones cause hazards, especially
when on the bridge circuit which spans a river.