BMX Simulator

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BMX Simulator
Cover art
BMX Simulator cover art
Publisher(s) Codemasters
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1986
Genre(s) Racing
Sports simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Two-player
Distribution Cassette
Floppy disk

BMX Simulator is a sports arcade video game released by Codemasters in 1986 for several home computer systems. It is notable in that it is the first extreme sports video game. It was followed by two sequels, BMX Simulator 2 and Professional BMX Simulator, and was part of a series of games that included ATV Simulator, Grand Prix Simulator and Professional Ski Simulator.

Gameplay[edit]

BMX Simulator is an overhead race game similar to Super Sprint. The player must race against another player, or the computer, around a series of seven different bicycle motocross (BMX) tracks. There is also a time limit to be beaten. Only two cyclists can compete in each race. The race can be viewed in slow-motion action replay afterwards.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Crash 63%[2]
Your Sinclair 7/10[1]
  • Sinclair User:

    "Each course looks like a bombsite, scattered bits of tyre, ramps, large or deep puddles and - on the most complex courses - arrows raked into the dirt which point directions. Hills around the course slow speeding bikes down and allow riders to change direction quickly... a classy conversion from the Commodore original."[3]

ZX Computing said it was "fun from start ot finish, and rated it a Monster Hit.[4] Sinclair User said it was a "full price game in budget clothing".[5]

Preceded by
Feud
UK number-one Spectrum game
August 1987
Succeeded by
Milk Race

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