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Enduro Racer

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For the Sega Master System game, see Enduro Racer (Master System)

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Enduro Racer
System(s): Sega Hang-On hardware, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Arcade (Hang-On hardware)
Sega
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
Template:Spectrum=region=UK Activision
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Proein Soft Line (ES)
MO5
FIL
Developer:
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Hang-On hardware)
JP
¥? ?




















Atari ST
UK
£24.99[2] SD 572
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[3] UQK 572
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[3] UQD 572
Amstrad CPC
UK
(The Hit Squad)
£2.99[4] SLA 97
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Cassette)
? URK 572
Commodore 64
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[3] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[3] EDD 572
Commodore 64
UK
(The Hit Squad)
£2.99[4] ?
Commodore 64
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[3] URK 572
ZX Spectrum
UK
(The Hit Squad)
£2.99[4] SLS 106
ZX Spectrum
ES
(Cassette)
?Ptas URK 572
MO5
FR
?F ?




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Enduro Racer (エンデューロレーサー) is a dirt bike racing arcade game, based on the game engine written for Hang-On. It was released in the summer of 1986.

Gameplay

In Enduro Racer, the player drives a dirt bike across five stages, avoiding obstacles and trying to finish as fast as possible. The mechanics are much the same as Hang-On, with the player represented from a third-person view travelling into the screen, and a time limit which is extended after completing a stage. The game is controlled with a similar handlebar-style controller, or in the deluxe version, a full size bike which the player rides.

New to Enduro Racer are jumps, which require the player to pull back on the handlebars in order to get a good landing (you can also perform wheelies using this system). While other bikes serve as obstacles (like OutRun), there are also rocks and buggies to avoid, as well as different road surfaces which can affect speed and handling.

While the course in Hang-On is entirely flat, Enduro Racer introduces hills and dips to simulate a bumpy track. The scenery is also more varied - all elements which would be expanded on further with OutRun some months later.

History

Legacy

Like many of Sega's early arcade games, Enduro Racer was ported to the Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum, all with significant cutbacks and original music (except for the Spectrum and CPC ports, which used the original music and no music, respectively). Curiously, unlike most Sega arcade ports of this nature, no Amiga version was ever released - it is assumed one was planned at some stage, but it never surfaced.

Enduro Racer is also the only known Sega game to receive an officially licensed port to Thomson's MO5 line of computers in France.

Enduro Racer was also brought to the Sega Master System, albeit in a different form.

Production credits

Atari ST version

  • Presented by: Activision
  • Programmed by: Giga Games
  • Graphics by: Focus
Enduro Racer ©Sega
The Computer Game © 1987 Activision


Commodore 64 version

  • Presented by: Activision
  • Programmed by: Icon Design
  • Graphics by: Focus
A Software Studios Production
Enduro Racer ©Sega
The Computer Game © 1987 Activision


ZX Spectrum version

  • Presented by: Activision
  • Programmed by: Giga Games
  • Graphics by: Focus
A Software Studios Production
Enduro Racer ©Sega
The Computer Game © 1987 Activision

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: Enduro Racer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Arcade flyers

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Arcade JP flyer

EnduroRacer Arcade JP Flyer2.pdfEnduroRacer Arcade JP Flyer2.pdf

PDF
Arcade JP flyer 2

EnduroRacer Arcade EU Flyer.pdf

PDF
Arcade EU flyer

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Arcade ES flyer

Print advertisements

CVG UK 066.pdfCVG UK 066.pdf

PDF
Home computers print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #66: "April 1987" (1987-03-xx)

CVG UK 067.pdfCVG UK 067.pdf

PDF
Home computers print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #67: "May 1987" (1987-04-xx)

CVG UK 093.pdf

PDF
Home computers print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #93: "July 1989" (1989-06-xx)

Micromania ES 023.pdf

PDF
Home computers print advert in Micromanía (ES) #23: "Mayo 1987" (1987-xx-xx)

Azar ES 025.pdf

PDF
Arcade print advert in Azar (ES) #25: "Diciembre 1986" (1986-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Arcade version

Arcade, JP
Arcade, US
EnduroRacer Arcade US Marquee.jpg

Amstrad CPC version

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)
EnduroRacer CPC EU Box Cassette.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)
EnduroRacer CPC EU Box Disk.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)
(The Hit Squad)
EnduroRacer CPC EU Box Cassette THS.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
EnduroRacer CPC ES Box Cassette Proein.jpg
Cover
EnduroRacer CPC ES Cassette.jpg
Cassette

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
52 [6]
70 [7]
60 No results[8]
Atari ST
61
Based on
3 reviews

Atari ST, UK
Enduro Racer Atari ST EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngEnduro Racer Atari ST EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disk

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Commodore User (UK)
60
[9]
Zzap!64 (UK)
16
[10]
Commodore 64
38
Based on
2 reviews
Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
EnduroRacer C64 EU Box Cassette.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (disk)
EnduroRacer C64 EU Box Disk.jpg
Cover
Enduro Racer C64 Disk.jpg
Disk
Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
(The Hit Squad)
EnduroRacer C64 EU Box THS.jpg
Cover
EnduroRacer C64 UK Cassette TheHitSquad.JPG
Cassette
Commodore 64, ES
EnduroRacer C64 ES Box.jpg
Cover
EnduroRacer C64 ES Cassette.jpg
Cassette

MO5 version

MO5, FR
EnduroRacer MO5 FR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngEnduroRacer MO5 FR Box Front.jpg
Cover

ZX Spectrum Verison

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [11]
85 [12]
96 №27, p38/39
100 [13]
100 [14]
85 [15]
ZX Spectrum
91
Based on
6 reviews

ZX Spectrum, UK
Enduro Racer Spectrum EU Box.jpg
Cover
EnduroRacer Spectrum UK Cassette.jpg
Cassette
ZX Spectrum, UK (The Hit Squad)
Enduro Racer Spectrum EU THS Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, UK (The Hit Squad) (Alt)
Enduro Racer Spectrum EU THS Box Alt.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES (Proein)
Enduro Racer Spectrum ES Proein Box.jpg
Cover

References


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