"Action Supercross", whilst being laughably simplistic
, is also hopelessly addictive
, it's true.
At one point about 3 years ago the entire Guildford videogame
development community (ostensibly working on much more 'complex' stuff like 'Black and White
') were hopelessly addicted to it.
Anyhow, the 'coolier-than-thou' Rockstar Games (of 'Grand Theft Auto
' fame) actually licensed the 'Action Supercross' engine for their Gameboy
This seems to be a relatively unknown fact, mainly cos 'Evil Knievel
' was RUBBISH
. Apparently someone failed to realise, presumably after licensing it, that the fun in Action Supercross is the fact that you're juggling physics
, and the bike is moving pathetically slowly for a 'daredevil
' game. I can imagine the scene now, showing it to Mr.Knievel himself and him saying - 'i don't remember moving at 3/4 miles an hour during all my famous stunts'.
Hence, they speeded it up. hence, they completely messed it up. ign.com gave it 2/10. oh dear
..and then they re-used it, still arsed up, for the _awful_ Austin Powers Gameboy
game, complete with fake Windows O/S, that I unfortunately own.
But the original PC game itself is amazing
, and there's even 'Action Supercross' clans
which fight for the fastest times on tracks and hold competitions. Isn't that scary