GP Rider

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GP Rider
Developer(s) Sega AM2
Publisher(s) Sega
Composer(s) Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
Platform(s) Arcade
Sega Master System
Game Gear
Release date(s) Arcade SMS, GG
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Two player
Arcade system Sega X Board

GP Rider is an arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega released in 1990 in Japan, North America, and Europe. It was also ported to the Sega Master System and Game Gear in 1993.

Sega Master System version[edit]

This version is played permanently in a split screen, regardless of if one or two players are playing. If only one player is racing then the second player is replaced by a computer opponent called "Wayne." "Wayne" plays like a human player in that his performance varies from race to race, in contrast to most racing games of the era, where the main opponent is programmed to always finish in the same position.

Carry-Over[edit]

The same track in this game is used for the future Formula 1 game F1 Exhaust Notep, made by SEGA in the years in 1991, respectively.

See also[edit]