Fancy a race? I'll ride my BMX and you can scoot along on your skateboard. What do
you mean that's an unfair contest? It's what Rad Ramp Racer's all about, anyway.
The screen is split horizontally with a skateboarder at the top and BMX rider below
Each must earn as many points as possible within the time limit by doing jumps
and collecting tokens. Pressing fire propels you forward through the horizontally
scrolling course. The half pipes at each end of the course allow you to make a quick
turn via some furious joystick waggling.
You can also move up and down to avoid barrels and flags - crashing wastes
valuable time. Performing stuns jumps (flipping back and forth in mid-air by
waggling the joystick) from ramps earns loads of points.
You can 'race' against the computer, using either BMX or skateboard, or go
head-to-head against another player in a three-course cup. Either way, the simplistic
action soon gets repetitive: there are really isn't much to do apart from avoiding
obstacles and jumping a few ramps.
Even the easy to use course designer (to redesign all three courses) can't save
the day. The game's most 'radical' concept is that you sometimes get points for
crashing, whle the 'bonus' objects are apparently worthless!