Space Racer is an action racing game with a sci-fi theme. The player controls a futuristic hoverbike, competing against computer-controlled vehicles of a similar kind. The races take place in outer space-themed environments, resembling surfaces of alien planets. The player should try to avoid collision with the other bikes to get to the finish line first; a more violent way of solving the same problem involves shooting at the opponents. The altitude of the hoverbike depends on its speed - the faster it goes, the farther away from the ground it is, and vice versa.
Back in the days when you didn't need eight thumbs to play a game which has more control keys then gameplay a simple yet very fun racing game called Space Racer was made.
There's not really much to it. The game has CGA graphics, yet they're very detailed, considering the age of the game. The biggest surprise (at least to me), however, was the great tune it plays at the start. I mean, for a PC speaker that's very impressive and the game even has some speech in it (very little though). So you could say the game had very impressive graphics and sounds when it came out.
And the gameplay? Simple!
You're a racer, riding a hover-bike. There are other racers that you need to beat. You should avoid collision, but in order to stay in front of the competition you can even shoot them. Mind the altitude of your bike, as it changes with speed (the faster you go, the more lift you get and the slower you are, the stronger the effect of gravity is).
So enjoy this little game that will certainly brighten up those half hour coffee brakes.
Space Racer is an oldie futuristic racing game with a "blast your opponents out of the way" action element. Quite fun and as in Mach 3, there's a cool Michel Winogradoff sampled PC-speaker title tune.
Another attempt to make a good action racing game. Space Racer takes place in the space (surprise, surprise) and you will have to race against different computer players and they are of course getting better and better the more you win.
The graphics are not good at all and this is probably why this game was never really popular as there were made much better games in the same period and genre.
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