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Moto Racer is an arcade style[1] motorcycle racing game released in 1997 by Delphine Software International for the PC and PlayStation. It features both dirt and street bikes, and a variety of tracks.[2]


The four tracks always available are Speed Bay, West Way, Snow Ride, and Dirt Arena. Additional tracks can be unlocked by winning races. They are Rock Forest, Lost Ruins, Great Wall and Red City. Two additional free tracks, Fun Fair and Sea of Sand, could be downloaded from the game's web site. A multiplayer option is also available, allowing two players to compete over a LAN. The single player modes include "Time Attack" and "Championship". Several cheat codes are available that can be entered upon start up of the game. The most laps a player can do is up to eight on the Practice Race.

Hardware requirements[]

The minimum requirements for the PC version of Moto Racer are Windows 95, DirectX 3, a Pentium 133 MHz processor or equivalent, and 16MB of RAM. The game supports software or Direct3D rendering, but requires 16-bit color (the game will not launch if the Windows desktop is set to 32-bit color).


A GameSpot review of Moto Racer 3 noted "Released six years ago by Electronic Arts, the original Moto Racer capably blended the two distinct disciplines of superbike and motocross into one explosive package and proved to be one of the first truly satisfying PC motorcycle racing games ever produced."

Several sequels followed, including Moto Racer 2, Moto Racer World Tour, and Moto Racer 3. DSI went bankrupt after the release of Moto Racer Advance for the Game Boy Advance, but the series has been continued by Nobilis with Moto Racer DS.


  1. Review. Home of the Underdogs (1998). Retrieved on 2 August 2010
  2. Review. Moby Games. Retrieved on 2 August 2010

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