Speed King (CPC)

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Speed King
Speed King - CPC.jpg
Platform: Amstrad CPC
Year: 1986
Developer: Mastertronic Limited

Speed King is a single-player back-view motorcycle race against 19 opponents.

You can choose between 10 real courses and between 2, 4 and 6 laps. For each combination, your shortest race time is recorded, and for each course, your shortest lap time, and best rank after last lap. Off record, you can choose between novice, pro or champion. All opponents stay close behind, so don't get too far on the grass!

The game was ported from Mastertronic's Commodore 64 update quite accurately, even though several touches are missing: the loading picture, all animated flags, some audio, and saving records. Also, all opponents are blue and centered, thus almost too easy to dodge. Then again, you now crash when they drive into you—won't even honk anymore!

Screenshots

Speed King - CPC - Loading.png

The loading screen.

Speed King - CPC - Main Menu.png

Uh... ignore my score.

Speed King - CPC - Start.png

Race in order.

Speed King - CPC - Crash.png

Tough road here.

Speed King - CPC - Head.png

Oh, head-to-head!

Speed King - CPC - End.png

That's more like it! (My score, not the screen.)

Music

The audio for menu, start, engine, rattle and crash has been recreated. The engine is now played by a strong chorus of 2 detuned square waves. The rattle is no longer white noise, but temporarily lowers the engine sound.

However, the song drones and is sometimes offbeat. The engine does not decay as you drive over the finish line into distance. Worst, the engine does not rev when you shift gear, which is feted on the original.

Recording

To record two loops plus 10 seconds, the game was started in WinAPE Version 2.0 Beta 2.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Main Menu UnknownUnknown 0:40
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Credits

(No source. Game lacks audio credits.)


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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in AY-3-8912 chip.

Releases

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Speed King - CPC.jpg
Title: Speed King
Platform: Amstrad CPC
Released: 1986-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Limited

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