Bari Bari Densetsu

a.k.a. Gunboy / Taito Bike Racing / バリバリ伝説

created and published by Taito in 1989-11-29, running on PC Engine
type: racing/driving
genre: Manga, Motor racing, Motorsport
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng

Personal review

Generic motorbike racing game. It's based on some popular Japanese manga series, but except some illustrative b&w graphics in the intro and at the end there is no hint that this is based on something. No story at all. There are two play modes. A free travel mode, which is a kind of practice mode that let's choose on which of the sixteen tracks you want to race. And a world championship mode, where you race on all tracks and try to get the most points and thus becoming world champion. Between the races you can modify your bike setup a bit (using rain tires when the weather forecast expects rain for example). The racing itself is very mediocre and too easy once you find a fast setup. Graphics are weak, only a couple of different background graphics, simple objects along the track, no up- and downhill, no tunnels or other things that could break the monotony. Last but not least an annoying motor sound.

# 2008-05-26 23:31:40

Technical specs

display: raster

External reviews (6) - average: 64.3% - median: 63%

review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de391990-028/1266%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr201990-0365/10065%
Power Playde251990-0461/10061%
The Games Machineuk281990-0354/10054%
Tilt 39-113fr771990-0410/2050%

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