Ten Speed
Copyright/Publisher: Mastertronic, Programmed By: Icon Design, Music By:
David Whittaker, Release Year: 1987, Genre: Cycle Sports, Number Of Players: 1

Compete in the TRANS-USA Road Race across thousands of miles of American roads in this superbly animated game that brings all the thrills and spills of road racing to your home computer.

As one of the 84 starters you have to battle through the field of amateur and pro racers avoiding hazards, potholes, cars and especially other riders.

By collecting the roadside refreshments and using gears correctly you will be able to keep your energy levels high enough to climb into top gear and accept the winners medal.

Extra features include smooth multi-layer scrolling, superb animated graphics and random time trials to keep you literally "on your toes".

Cycling 1.000 miles around the USA is no mean feat, be careful not to start off too fast on the pedals! If you over do it early in the race, you could end up suffering from exhaustion and be forced into an early retirement from the race!

Grabbling the soda bottles from the side of the road will provide you with that "essential" extra energy to complete the race! You only need to run over the bottle with your bike to get that much needed drink.

Watch out for potholes in the road, these will cause you to fall and lose much needed time and speed. Cars and other riders will also hinder you, so watch out for them.

At random points during the race, a time trial will be sprung on you, if you fail to complete that section of the race in the time you have been allotted you will be eliminated.

Joystick or keyboard may be used to play this game
Keys can be redifined or use:
Q - Up
A - Down
O - Left
P - Right
SPACE - Fire.

To change gears press the fire button push the joystick up to change up and down to change down a gear.

Moving up and down without pressing fire will move the bike up and down the screen.
Moving the joystick left will increase the rate at ehich you pedal, moving the joystick right will decrease the rate at which you pedal.

Connect the computer, disk drive and monitor according to the manufacturer's instructions and swtich on.

If you have a Commodore 128, first type:
GO64 followed by RETURN.
Insert the Ten Speed disk into the disk drive and type:
LOAD"*",8,1 followed by return.
The game will load and run automatically.