Copyright/Publisher By: Free Spirit Software, Programmed By: Scott Elder, |
Genre: Motorcycle Sports, Release Year: 1987, Number Of Players: 1
From the creator of last month's
KING'S RANSOM comes SUPERBIKE, an
arcade-style, smash-'em-up, fast-
paced game with four tough courses
for you to race on your dirt-bike.
Of course each four-course event
is unique -- and the key to winning
each race is becoming familiar with
each course, knowing where sharp
turns and traps are. But you've got
to have enough NERVE to burn the
rubber. Remember, this IS a race.
There are four different events,
each with four courses. The events
are: MOTO-CROSS, ENDURO, SUPER-CROSS
and TRIALS. MOTO-CROSS is the first
and easiest event. TRIALS is the
In this game you're constantly
moving foward. Use a joystick in port
2 to veer left or right to avoid
obstacles. The fire button will pour
on the speed. Pulling back the
joystick will cause you to ride a
"wheelie", which increases your speed
and jumping ability.
C O M M A N D S U M M A R Y
JOY LEFT - move left
JOY RIGHT - move right
JOY BACK - wheelie
JOY FORWARD - end wheelie
FIRE BUTTON - accelerate
JUMPING is ONLY accomplished by
driving over the blue ramps located
here and there on the course.
SPACE pauses the game.
FIRE restarts the game.
RESTORE resets the game.
O B S T A C L E S
Basically, every other object on
the course, including other bikes,
can cause you to crash, so you must
avoid them. In some places thick
bushes grow in the road. You must
move around these bushes or jump over
them using a ramp. Remember that you
jump farther when you pull back on the
joystick and wheelie up the ramp.
Also remember that you must already
be riding a wheelie if you want to
clear a great distance on a ramp.
Sometimes you'll want to jump far,
R A M P S
Ramps are blue. If you drive
over them, you will become airborne.
You won't fall -- unless you land on
an obstacle. If you're riding a
wheelie, you'll jump much farther,
sometimes clearing an obstacle that
was too wide to ride around anyway.
B U M P S
Watch out for BUMPS. You have to
either avoid them or ride SLOWLY over
them. These bumps look like brown
ribs in the road.
ROCKS, TREES AND TIRES IN THE ROAD
These must be avoided. Either
you must ride around them or jump
over them -- IF there's a ramp in
front of them.
LOGS AND WATER HOLES IN THE ROAD
LOGS and WATER HOLES must be
ridden over slowly AND on a WHEELIE.
That's the only way through them --
unless you can jump them from a blue
H I N T S
You have to play the game enough
to learn the pitfalls. You'll only be
allowed so many crashes so you'll have
to be careful to avoid them. You
must place at least fifth in order to
advance to the next course. If you
keep crashing, you won't finish the
course and you won't place at all.
This game is more fun than it
appears at first. Give it fifteen
minutes and you'll be mouthing curses
and pressing the RESTORE key for "one
For reasons too numerous to
mention, SUPERBIKE doesn't return to
LOADSTAR. You must reset your
computer and reboot "star".