Moto Extreme review by Al Giovetti
By Al Giovetti
Corel has produced games like Ashes to Ashes.
Other games that are similar include Road Rash.
Company LineFeel the raw power of high-speed motorcycle racing with Corel Moto Extreme on CD-ROM. Careen around hairpin turns, maneuver treacherous jumps and fend off eleven other competitors with a kick or a punch on your way to the finish line. Choose from eight different tracks around the world, three different bikes and three skill levels for the maximum adrenaline rush. Practice the track before you compete to improve your time. Play one or two players, alone or over a network and then save your game for later. Rev your engines and take the challenge with Corel Moto Extreme for Windows. The documenation say the network play is up to 12 players.
You can perform stunts in the air, jump, step-off, spread eagle and kick and punch other racers. The motorbike model takes into account weight displacement in the physics model. Moto Extreme has three skill levels: amateur, expert and pro. You can drive on eight different tracks: - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Japan, Russia and U.S.A and ride on three different bikes, including 125cc, 250cc and a super fast bike. Preview each track to see the layout, bumps and curves. Practice sessions and competitive races are supported.
Win the race?
Graphics are 640 x 480 pixel resolution with 256 colors.
AnimationAnimation needs some improvement. Animated performance can be improved somewhat by adjusting factors such as window style, amount of roadside objects and visible distance on the track.
UtilitiesA nice feature is the ability to save games at any time to return to them later.
Multi-player FeaturesSplit screen play on the same computer or networking for up to 16 players.
Cheats, Hints, Walkthrough
ReferencesKevin J. McCann, Computer and Net Player, volume 3, number 12, May, 1997, pg. 96, 70%.
Corel Moto Extreme Web Site
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