Title BMX Simulator Game Type Sport Company Codemasters Players 1 or 2 HD Installable No Compatibillity All Submission Joachim Froholt Profiled Reviewer Review This is one of the early Amiga games from Codemasters. They used to put the word Simulator in the title of every game they released (and they released quite a lot of them). I think only a few of their Simulator games were any good, but they were cheap, so Codemasters sold plenty of games anyway. BMX Simulator is not a simulator at all, but an overhead racing game. Each track fills one screen, and there are seven tracks included in the game. The point of each track is to finish it before a _very_ tight time limit runs out. There's also another rider (human or computer)to look out for. The controls are simple: Ride faster by holding down the fire button, turn the bike by pushing the joystick left and right. There's also the option to control the game using the keyboard. The graphics are functional. There's no background animations and the bikes are very small, but the actual tracks look good enough to be interesting. The sound effects are slightly below average, and so is the music (despite being composed by C64 legend David Whittaker). What about the actual game then? Very average. It's fun for a while, and the replay function (with slow motion) is worth a few laughs, but there's some flaws in the game engine which ruins a lot of the gameplay. The most important flaw is that a crash with the computer opponent will send you head-first into the mud, while he'll just go on like nothing happened. Because of this, he don't have to worry about colliding into you, so he does this a lot. It's very annoying, especially in the later levels when a single crash is enough to shatter all your hopes of continued play. BMX Simulator is not a game to look out for. It will provide you with fun for an hour, perhaps two, but you should rather spend your money on something else. Of course, it depends on how much you'd have to pay for it and weither you think that amount is worth an hour or two of fun.