Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders
The first game to utilize Sega's new Model 3 Step 2 board is also a game that commemorates Harley-Davidson's 95th anniversary.
Harley Davidson and L.A. Riders allows you to choose from five classic bikes: the FLSTF Fatboy, FL Panhead 1948. FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide. XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport and a Police Motorcycle. The controls on the bikes are simple enough and set up quite a bit like a real ride. The gear shift buttons are located on the left handle bar above the handle grip. There are two brakes: a hand brake located on the right handle bar and a foot brake just above the lower-right platform.
As far as gameplay is concerned, the objective is simple enough: to complete the number of checkpoints in the allotted time. The distance between checkpoints determines how much time you're given. The player must find the shortest routes while collecting Harley points along the way. Successful completion of all checkpoints will get the player on the ranking board, provided you have more points than the lowest-ranking player on that machine.
Harley takes place in a perfect CG rendering of Los Angeles. The game starts you off at the bikers' shack, where you choose your ride and transmission. At this point, the computer randomly selects the first checkpoint you must reach. If you reach the first check, the computer will select your next destination and so on (along each route are bonus point icons: spinning green Harley logos that vary in value from 1,000 to 10,000 points--collecting these icons is what ultimately gets you on the leader board). The key to HD & L.A. Riders is the unpredisability of the computer picking out your checkpoint destinations. One game course may be from the biker shack to LAX to Beveriy Hills to Santa Monica to the 405 Freeway. The next game course may be from the biker shack to Beverly Hills to LAX to the no Freeway to Santa Monica to the 405 Freeway. The checkpoints themselves have an element of surprise, too. Sometimes the points are not where they were in a previous game. There are also shortcuts in the game where you can make up some time and find more points.
The two-player experience is interesting as well. Players start at the same location and head for the same checkpoints. At any point, the players may break off and choose the path they feel is the quickest route and has the most point icons along the way.
Harley Davidson and L.A. Riders is an excellent title to launch Sega's new board with. The game sets a new standard for all future simulations.
MANUFACTURER - Sega of Japan
THEME - Driving
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1-4
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Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode Multiplayer (Hotseat)
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