GP Rider (Game Gear)
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- For the X Board arcade game, see GP Rider. For the Sega Master System game, see GP Rider (Master System).
|System(s): Sega Game Gear|
|Developer: Sega AM2 Lee Sanghun (Game Line?)|
|Peripherals supported: Gear-to-Gear Cable|
|Genre: Racing, Sports|
|Number of players: 1-2|
GP Rider (ＧＰライダー) is a racing game developed by Sega for the Sega Game Gear and released in 1994. It incorporates elements from the arcade games GP Rider and Super Hang-On.
The game is a motorcycle racing game that can be played by one or two players (over a Gear-to-Gear Cable). The bike steers with and , accelerates with , and brakes with .
Races can occur in wet or dry conditions. Each course is divided into timed laps or segments. Hitting a roadside object or another racer can result in a crash, which costs the player time. The player receives a time extension at the start of each lap or at checkpoints. The player forfeits the race if time runs out.
The game has four play modes. Three of the modes are raced on circuits, similar to GP Rider: Arcade, Tournament, and Grand Prix. Each race is preceded by a qualifying lap that determines the player's starting position, followed by a race of four laps against 15 opponents. The Arcade mode is a single race on the Arcade track (which is only available in this mode and always has dry weather). The Tournament mode allows the player to choose from 14 tracks from around the world. The player can select as few as one track or as many as all of them. The Grand Prix mode is the same as the Tournament mode except that the player races on all 14 tracks instead of choosing which tracks to play.
In the World Tour mode, players race on road courses, similar to Super Hang-On (and using the same world map). Players choose a location (Africa, Asia, Americas, or Europe). Courses are long and broken into stages rather than laps. This is the only mode that supports two players. In two-player games, the players start side by side and race to the end. In one-player games, other opponents appear but act only as obstacles; it is a race against the clock to reach the end.
In all modes, players have a choice of three motorcycles, each with different characteristics.
Tournament and Grand Prix
This is the Beginner course and consists of 6 stages.
This is the Junior course and consists of 10 stages.
This is the Senior course and consists of 14 stages.
This is the Expert course and consists of 18 stages.
Music and sound
When selecting a bike, the music that plays is the same as is used in the shop in Fantasy Zone.
- Main article: GP Rider (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
- ↑ File:GPRider GG JP Box Front.jpg
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/gamegear/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-12-07 04:57)
- ↑ File:GPRider GG EU back.jpg
- ↑ GamePro, "March 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 174
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 6 June 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 84
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 86
- ↑ Beep! MegaDrive, "May 1994" (JP; 1994-04-08), page 21
- ↑ Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 158
- ↑ GamePro, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 81
- ↑ Games World: The Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-06-30), page 25
- ↑ Hippon Super, "May 1994" (JP; 1994-04-03), page 51
- ↑ Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 143
- ↑ Player One, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 97
- ↑ Sega Magazine, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 88
- ↑ Sega Magazine, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 97
- ↑ Sega Pro, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-24), page 53
- ↑ Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 88
- ↑ Super Juegos, "Abril 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 134
- ↑ Todo Sega, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 64
- ↑ VideoGames, "June 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 80
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