Radikal Bikers

Arcade Video game published 22 years ago by Gaelco

Radikal Bikers screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME !

Radikal Bikers © 1998 Gaelco.

Radikal Bikers is an abstract racing game set in the Mediterranean, in which players take on the role of a pizza delivery driver. The goal is to deliver pizza before the rival delivery driver and before the timer expires. Each player-character rides an Italian scooter as they navigate through heavy traffic and tight, twisting roads.

The game has three selectable locations and difficulty levels, appropriately represented as increasingly spicy pizzas: Margherita (easy, set in Milan), Capricciosa (medium, set in Rome) and Diabola (hard, set in Naples). Each location features four races and if players beat four races in a level, they will progress to the next stage for free. The urban setting allows for interaction with many different elements: cars, vans, windows, fences, people, etc.

Each circuit has many shortcuts and alternate routes, and to further aid the players, numerous power-ups can be picked up:
* Power Kick - Indicated by the bomb, allows players to blow up cars by kicking them for bonus points.
* Turbo - Indicated by the letter T, gives a temporary speed boost (incompatible with Power Kick).
* Extra Points - Indicated by the $, awards a bonus of 3000 points.
* Extra Time - Indicated by an hourglass, award 1 extra second of time.
* The Joker - Indicated by the ? gives a random power-up or extra points.

The four selectable player-characters are:
* Carlo - From "Paolo's Maniak Pizza".
* Gino - From "Frenzy Mario Pizza".
* Nina - From "Paolo's Maniak Pizza".
* Sofia - From "Frenzy Mario Pizza".
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Main CPU : Motorola 68EC020 (@ 25 Mhz), TMS32031 (@ 50 Mhz)
Sound CPU : ADSP2115 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (4x) DMA-driven (@ 16 Mhz)

Players : 1
Released in May 1998.

Licensed to Atari Games.
Licensed to SNK for Japanese sales.

The main characters use a scooter from 'Italjet', a very famous Italian manufacturer now defunct (in 2001), which is also very well known in Spain. The model used in the game is similar to the 'Dragster' model.
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Product Manager: Josep Quingles
Game Designer: Xavi Arrebola G.
Scenary: Toni Lopez, Francesc Fradera
Character: Toni Rodríguez
Animation: Manuel Matamoros
Program: Enric Vives, Diego Campos
Music: Joan Sanmarti
Artistic Adviser: Elisa Anechina
[EU] Sony PlayStation (1999) "Radikal Bikers [Model SLES-01943]"

* Cancelled :
[EU] Nintendo Game Boy Color: only a prototype cartridge exist.
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshots.
Official website: http://www.gaelco.es/pages/juegos/radikal.htm