Speed Power Gunbike

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Speed Power Gunbike
Speed Power Gunbike cover.jpg
Developer(s)Inti Creates
Publisher(s)Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)
Director(s)Yoshihisa Tsuda
Producer(s)Takuya Aizu
Composer(s)Ippo Yamada
Platform(s)PlayStation
Release
  • JP: April 23, 1998
Genre(s)Action, Racing
Mode(s)Single-player

Kahen Soukou Gunbike: Speed Power Gunbike (可変走攻 ガンバイク Speed Power Gunbike), is an action video game released on April 23, 1998 exclusively in Japan for the PlayStation. It was the first game developed by Inti Creates and was published by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.[1] According to GameSpot, the game is known for its very high difficulty.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is set 100 years in the future and is inspired by anime. Players race against the clock through obstacles and enemies, including bosses, and can change into three mech modes anytime during gameplay: rally mode, bike mode and robot mode, each varying in stats.[2] There's an "Anergy" meter that slowly ticks down from 99, displaying the percentage of full power, and if it hits zero, the game is over. The meter ticks down rapidly every time damage is taken. There is also a tutorial mode.[3]

Development[edit]

Speed Power Gunbike was the first game developed by Inti-Creates.[4]

It was later released on PSN.[5]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
Famitsu23/40[6]
GameSpot6.6[3]
Acao Games6.5/10[7]
Mega Fun48%[8]
Gamers' RepublicC+[9]

The game received a 6.6/10 rating from GameSpot, citing the "frustrating controls" and that positioning the camera can be "sluggish and awkward".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeriaska (2008-10-04). "Mega Man 9 music interview with Inti Creates' Ippo Yamada". Siliconera. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  2. ^ IGN staff (1997-08-13). "Powered by Gunbikes". IGN. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. ^ a b c Smith, Josh (1998-05-21). "Speed Power Gunbike (Import) Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  4. ^ Parish, Jeremy (2015-12-24). "Companions Through Life and Death: The Story of Inti Creates and Mega Man". USgamer. Archived from the original on 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  5. ^ "クラリスゲームスより『可変走攻ガンバイク』と『ダムダムストンプランド』がゲームアーカイブスとして配信開始!". ファミ通.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  6. ^ "可変走攻ガンバイク [PS] / ファミ通.com". Famitsu. Archived from the original on 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  7. ^ "Jogo Rapido: Speed Power Gunbike". Acao Games (in Portuguese). No. 129. Brazil: Editora Abril. July 1998. p. 9.
  8. ^ "PlayStation Rennspiel: Speed Power Gunbike". Mega Fun (in German). July 1998. p. 80.
  9. ^ David, Halverson (July 1998). "World Republic review: Speed Power Gunbike". Gamers' Republic. No. 2. United States of America: Millennium Publishing. p. 89.

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