GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 030

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May 7, 2012
  1. Another World
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    Welcome to the 30th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be "old school" titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing's for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

    GBAtemp Recommends!

    Motocross Maniacs​

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    Motocross Manics was a puzzle-platformer developed for the Gameboy by Konami in 1989. The game featured a very simple gameplay concept; navigate the racer through various obstacles in an attempt to get the best time. Levels were made up of different sized jumps, sand traps, and loops. Aiding the player are nitrous tanks which provide a boost of speed to help blast through harder areas and also assist the player in jumping across difficult gaps.

    As simple as the game design was it included a rather intricate mechanic system. Pressing up helps the bike to jump higher which allows for some areas to be reached without the aid of nitros. Hitting a jump just right will result in the bike being propelled either higher or further. Landing a jump flat will keep the players speed up and insure that special hop-ups are not lost, which included better tires, faster speed, and additional clock time. The player can also rotate the bike in both directions, completing full 360 degree flips. Flipping over special unmarked areas can result in the discovery of hidden power-up locations.

    The game included 8 levels, 3 difficulty modes, and 3 gaming modes. The different gaming modes offered the ability to play against other players or the computer. While the game is short it always remains fun and challenging, even while attempting to better your best time. Give it a play and let us know what you think!


    Genre: Puzzle-Platformer
    Type: Retail
    Release Date: 1989/1990
    Developed by: Konami
    Published by: Konami/Ultra Games
    System: Gameboy

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    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    I enjoyed this series until the GBA games just went downhill. The GBC ones were the best.
     
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    Could u say this is better than the excite bike series?
     
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    its like excitebike with fun puzzles and better obstacles. it does feel inspired by excitebike.

    -another world
     
  5. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I remember playing this on my GBC while I was a kid taking dumps

    Definitely one of my favorite games in the GBC library
     
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    I remember this being one of the titles on an old 20in1 pirate cartridge I had, it was one of the best games on there and I played it frequently.
     
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    I think... I remember playing this game. Back in the day, maybe on a friend's gameboy?

    I have no clue whether this is true or not, but I sure want to play this again :D
     
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    Awesome retro action. I have never played this before, thanks for the write up.
     
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    Never played this one!
    Surelly I will, now, thank you!
     
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    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Maaan, I couldn't remember the name of this, but now I do! Thanks a lot, AW! :D
     
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    Wow, I remember this one! I don't know how or when I played it, but It might've been one of those 20-in-1 cartridges... Or maybe it was on an emulator (around the time when pokemon yellow was new)...

    Mmm, I'll have to get ahold of this again, i loved it :D
     
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    I'd say it was a lot better.
     

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