Moto Racer World Tour

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Moto Racer World Tour
Moto Racer World Tour Coverart.jpg
Developer(s) Delphine Software International
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release date(s)
  • EU 29 September 2000
  • NA 6 November 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM

Moto Racer World Tour is an arcade style motorcycle racing game developed by Delphine Software International and published by Infogrames for the PlayStation.

In Moto Racer World Tour, the player drives a motorcycle in races against opponents. A large portion of the game centers on the World Tour Championship game mode, which tasks the player with completing a series races against the AI.

Gameplay[edit]

A motorcyclist drives in a race on pavement.

The game places the player in motocross races against opponents on various terrain. The game plays as an arcade racer, where it does not attempt to perfectly simulate actual motocross. The main portion of the game is featured around the World Tour Championship mode, which places the player in races of varying degrees of difficulty, and requires the player to beat their opponents in sequence. An arcade mode allows players to choose any event for single races. Once the player has completed some championships, the game opens up new modes for the player, including traffic (where the player races through incoming traffic), dragster (drag racing), and freestyle (freestyle motocross).

Moto Racer World Tour contains race tracks on normal pavement, grass, and dirt, lending to a variety of different handling techniques. An easy turn on pavement can cause a bike to spin out on dirt if the player is not careful about how hard they turn. In order to adjust to the different terrain, handling can be adjusted through a detailed pit stop, where the player can choose the looseness of their suspension and their tires among other things. The game, however, lacks Moto Racer 2's track editor.

Reception[edit]

The game received an average score of 66.60% at GameRankings, based on an aggregate of 10 reviews.[1] IGN's Doug Perry gave the game an 8.7/10, stating that Moto Racer World Tour ranked "... up there in the top five motorcycle games on the system." He praised the game's fun, arcade style play, but noted that the game "was quite void" of many sounds.[2] GamePro criticized the game's controls for being tough to handle, although they praised the game's good background music.[3] Gameplanet gave the game above average marks for its quality sound effects and variety of tracks, but criticized the game for the removal of Moto Racer 2's track editor.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moto Racer World Tour for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Perry, Doug (20 December 2000). "Moto Racer World Tour Review". IGN. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Moto Racer World Tour Review". GamePro. 16 January 2001. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Moto Racer: World Tour Review". Gameplanet. 10 October 2000. Retrieved September 15, 2010.