Super Mad Champ
|Super Mad Champ|
Super Mad Champ (スーパーマッドチャンプ) is an arcade-style racing video game for the Super Famicom, released exclusively in Japan on March 4, 1995. The game has similarities with the motorcycle video games Road Rash or Suzuka 8 Hours.
Even the game engine is similar to the motorcycle levels of Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka, it got released regardless, and even without Kunio, it is easy to spot the similarities on the character art. The player will especially experience the inspirations that the Kunio-kun series has on this video game during the second race. Both the human player and the computer opponents have a damage bar for both the person and the vehicle. Vehicle speeds for unmodified "stock" motorcycles can easily reach the 150 kilometres per hour (93 mph) range.
Racing environments start out as being normal and end up becoming surreal. For example, the last race of the game is set in a cloud-like heaven where going off-road means falling off the track. The game is divided into three Grand Prix: GP2, GP1, and the "Super Grand Prix." There are at least five racers in a given race. There are also a time attack option, a password feature, and an option screen to configure the controls and the sound to the player's liking.
- Game review at rvgfanatic.com