Basic Idea: Pop wheelies and destroy the lives of as many other bikers as possible.
Review: The second best launch-title for the NES has somewhat of a cult following. The game is pretty awesome, but has become a bit overrated as time has gone by.
The game consists of five stages where you are racing against the clock. Other bikers will race along side you, but they are just there to try to trip you up. The level designs are fairly creative and require you to time jumps, hit speed strips, pop wheelies over bumps to avoid crashing, and tap the brakes on occasion to keep from overheating. The play control is perfect, and it’s pretty much a flawless game, impressive for 1985 and still playable today. It’s even got a level-design mode, which is user-friendly, but unfortunately not savable after you shut the game off.
Thing is the game is just so limited. The 2-player mode is just alternating play. And since the game doesn’t save anything, the only way to compete with yourself over the long-haul is to keep a notebook of your best times. It’s great for a quick play just about anytime, but there’s not enough here for me to throw it into the top fifty.