Tuesday, August 07, 2018

RVF Honda



Let's be Street Hawk!

It's time for more Atari ST box art from my collection with MicroStyle's RVF Honda. I can't lie and say this is the prettiest box I've featured but the bike is a beauty so let's open it up and take my new Honda for a ride.

First things first, RVF Honda isn't an arcade racer, more a simulator with semi/realistic mechanics like manual gears and opponents that only Barry Sheene could beat. The graphics are barebones but performance is fast and there's an option for 60Hz, which is something all games should have.

This racer is fun albeit with a massive learning curve. I must say, having to push the bike is a neat touch but one that soon wears thin when struggling to master those corners thus slamming into yet another tree... Yep, the learning curve is hell on two-wheels which I think is successfully demonstrated in my video recording.

Let's take a look at the back of the box and what's inside along with screenshots and a video...

The back of the box is actually better than the front, which is odd!
The manual is concise and stuff full of information. Make sure you read it...
Hmm, not much for your pennies when you think about it?
Make sure you're in the right gear for the corners otherwise you hit the tarmac!

That then means pushing your bike to get going again. Love it!!
Take time, learn the controls and grasp the feel of the handling.

Oi you, keep off my grass!! Pah, a need to practise more...

2 comments:

  1. I used to love the animations in this game. Also pretty good sound effects. Gameplay wise ... hmmm ... Definitely a mixed bag for me as well.

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    1. yeah it needs time putting into this otherwise you're not going to get the best from it. A mate loves the sound effects also, and i agree they are superb but pushing the bike tickles me everytime. I love that lol

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