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
Release
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.

Gameplay[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Release information (second reference)". Play Right. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Japanese title". super-famicom.jp. 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.