Moto Racer

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Moto Racer
Moto Racer Coverart.png
Developer(s) Delphine Software International
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Release date(s) Microsoft Windows
  • NA 31 August 1997
PlayStation
  • EU November 1997
  • NA 30 November 1997
  • JP 18 December 1997
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Moto Racer is an arcade style[1] motorcycle racing game developed by Delphine Software International and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation. It features both dirt and street bikes, and a variety of tracks.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The four tracks always available are Speed Bay, West Way, Snow Ride, and Dirt Arena. Additional tracks can be unlocked by winning races. They are Rock Forest, Lost Ruins, Great Wall and Red City. Two additional free tracks, Fun Fair and Sea of Sand, could be downloaded from the game's web site. A multiplayer option is also available, allowing two players to compete over a LAN. The single player modes include "Time Attack" and "Championship". Several cheat codes are available that can be entered upon start up of the game. The most laps a player can do is up to eight on the Practice Race.

Secret Code Modes[edit]

By entering specific codes at the title screen (PS1 only), a Future Mode can be unlocked. This consists of regular bikes being replaced by hover bikes and dirt bikes by hover boards. Another feature is a Night Mode. NOTE : This can only be accessed by cheat codes.

Hardware requirements[edit]

The minimum requirements for the Microsoft Windows version of Moto Racer are Windows 95, DirectX 3, a Pentium 133 MHz processor or equivalent, and 16MB of RAM. The game supports software or Direct3D rendering, but requires 16-bit color (the game will not launch if the Windows desktop is set to 32-bit color). The original retail games maybe difficult to play on current machines but the Moto Racer series of games have been released on GOG.com. They are now all playable on current Windows operating systems that includes 64bit operating systems.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS) 80.09%[3]
(PC) 75.50%[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge (PC) 8/10[5]
(PS) 7/10[6]
EGM 7.2/10[7]
Game Informer 8/10[8]
GamePro 5/5 stars[9]
Game Revolution B+[10]
GameSpot (PS) 7.2/10[11]
(PC) 7/10[12]
IGN 7.5/10[13]
OPM (US) 5/5 stars[14]
PC Gamer (US) 91%[15]
PC Zone 77%[16]

Moto Racer was met with positive reception, as GameRankings gave it a score of 80.09% for the PlayStation version,[3] and 75.50% for the PC version.[4]

Sequels and Spin-offs[edit]

Several sequels and spin-offs followed, including Moto Racer 2, Moto Racer World Tour, Moto Racer 3, Moto Racer Advance and Moto Racer DS.

Remake[edit]

In 2011 Anuman and Nobilis released a remake called Moto Racer 15th Anniversary for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review". Home of the Underdogs. 1998. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Moto Racer for PlayStation (1997)". MobyGames. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Moto Racer for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Moto Racer for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Edge staff (May 1997). "Moto Racer (PC)". Edge (45). 
  6. ^ Edge staff (December 25, 1997). "Moto Racer (PS)". Edge (53). 
  7. ^ "Moto Racer (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1997. 
  8. ^ "Moto Racer (PS)". Game Informer (55): 79. November 1997. Archived from the original on January 21, 1998. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ Dr. Zombie (1997). "Moto Racer Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ Hubble, Calvin (November 1997). "Moto Racer Review (PC)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on October 22, 2000. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ Soete, Tim (January 29, 1998). "Moto Racer Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ Kaiafas, Tasos (September 26, 1997). "Moto Racer Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ Boor, Jay (November 3, 1997). "Moto Racer (PS)". IGN. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Moto Racer". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 1997. 
  15. ^ Williamson, Colin (December 1997). "Moto Racer GP [sic]". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on March 2, 2000. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ MacDonald, Duncan (1997). "PC Review: Moto Racing". PC Zone. Archived from the original on June 24, 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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