Sit a normal mortal on a Grand Prix bike and they'd spend hours sliding sideways, crashing and generally sprackling themselves. Just how powerful, responsive and fast such bikes actually are is hammered home in the latest rubber-
No easy rider!
Team Suzuki machines are frighteningly fast-racing thoroughbreds that do not tolerate mistakes. Your mission (Jim?) is ostensibly to win the world's title; not quite a 'Mission Impossible' - but almost.
Standing between you and Grand Prix glory are a highly-
After selecting a motorbike (125, 250 or 500cc) riders choose the control method - all of which are monumentally sensitive! There are two mouse options or joystick, with a variety of gear-
A race is preceded by three timed qualifying laps. During a season getting pole position is vital, and it gives riders a chance to suss out a new track. This is essential when travelling at race speed because then the road is almost impossible to read and react to. At full whack the bike has to be banked in anticipation of corners - you can't wait until the track starts to twist./p>
The racing is cut-throat and the speed is stunning. The computer riders defend their position well and collision or loss of control leads to near-fatal wobble. Line the bike up properly and it will hang on in corners at incredible speeds if you lay off the power. Wheelies and power slides easily come about due to the Suzuki's phenomenal acceleration, but they are hard to correct.
Errors of judgement that send the bike onto the grass or into another rider costs speed and then the damage begins to set in. A percentage figure flashes on the screen and when it reaches 100% the bike is then deemed to have crashed and has to withdraw.
Unfortunately the bike's dash and handlebars (which can be turned on and off, along with the rider 'sprites') do no accurately represent the bike's width.
Countless unnecessary collisions are the result as more outrageous passing moves are tried in traffic.
Team Suzuki have picked a winner with Gremlin. If their race bikes are as sharp as these Amiga cycles then the next few championships are sewn up. Various tracks and tricks must be learnt for success but dedicated riders have some great racing in store.
Team Suzuki is hard to control and demands your full attention. The speed of the graphics and their apt quirks - hit the space-bar to glance over your shoulder - suit racing and are useful. Only the width problem while overtaking mars the thrill of racing the best in the world on the best in the world.