Super Keirin

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Super Keirin
Super Keirin
Cover art
Developer(s) Betop[1]
Publisher(s) I'Max[1]
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Genre(s) Biking
Mode(s) Single-player (story or party)

Super Keirin (スーパー競輪, Super Keirin)[2] is a Japan-exclusive video game that allows players to become cyclists.

Cute anime-style graphics are employed throughout the game; stating that the premise of the game is less serious than other Super NES cycling video games.


The shopping district is where gamers go to get their supplies for the next cycling race.

The game plays like a miniature version of a role-playing video game.

Before each race, players has the ability to buy supplies from a drug store, a 24-hour variety store, and a clothing store for a certain amount of yen per purchase. Interaction with non-player characters is possible while at the shopping district. Players can also gamble by placing wagers on other bicycle racing events,[3] buying parimutuel tickets with the chance of winning a respectable sum. Acquiring a newspaper to pick up results from other races can be done within the downtown portion of the game.[4]

There are nine competitors and five laps in a typical race. Every track that can be raced on using a bicycle is an velodrome with four superelevated turns that are typical in most velodromes.[5] Riders are not always traveling at full speed or at a specific radius; making a balance between aggressive riding and passive riding a must. All information for particular races are viewable on an information bank that is included with the racing action. Players must choose between story and party modes that provide a different perspective of the bicycle racing lifestyle.


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the game a 23 out of 40.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Release information (second reference)". Play Right. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Japanese title". Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Advanced overview" (in Japanese). JCom. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Advanced overview" (in Japanese). SFC no Game Seiha Shimasho. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Racing overview". Mercenary Force (FC2). Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  6. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: スーパー競輪. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.344. Pg.30. 21 July 1995.