Bigger and better than its predecessor, Moto Racer 2 from Electronic Arts and Delphine offers more tracks, more bikes, and a custom track-editing feature that seriously enhances the game's replay value. This is still not a true motorcycle simulation, but as arcade racers go, Moto Racer 2 is one of the best.
Like the original game, Moto Racer 2 allows you to race superbikes or motocross dirt bikes on a variety of tracks. There are eight different bikes in each category, each with its own ratings for brakes, grip, top speed, and acceleration. As in the previous version, the quality of your brakes is meaningless, because you rarely use the things. Top speed and acceleration are usually the most important items to consider, though a good grip rating becomes vital in bad weather conditions.
One of the game's strengths is the sheer number of tracks available to you right at the outset - a whopping 32. True, eight of these tracks are repetitive simple loops that are intended as templates for the track editor (more on that in a second), but the other 24 tracks still represent a refreshing change from the usual "win on every track and we'll unlock one more" formula. The tracks are split evenly between superbike and motocross courses, and the environments include city streets, a rain forest, the desert, and the countryside of Brittany.
|Minimum CPU Type: Pentium|
|Minimum CPU Speed: 166 MHz|
|Minimum RAM Required: 32 MB|
|Minimum Hard Disk Space: 5 MB|
|Graphics Type: SVGA|
|Graphics Resolution: Multiple Resolutions|
|Color Depth: High Color|