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Biker Mice From Mars

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Released: 1994

Genre: Racing

Format reviewed: SNES

Publisher: Konami

Developer: Konami

Submitted by: Rob Blanks

Couldn't really say I was a huge fan of the cartoon but there was something about this game that had me and my sister hooked for months.  Despite it being essentially a clone of Rock n Roll Racing, it had enough charm and gameplay to stand out on it's own.

Konami's trademark presentation and rock soundtrack all added to the fun.  It took a little while to get used to the isometric viewpoint and controls but once mastered it was pure bliss to play and you could blast around the courses with a speed unusually seen on the humble SNES.

It only had 6 characters to choose from and 5 different varieties of track but there were 6 variations of each which extended the lifespan of the game.  You couldn't beat playing with a friend or family member though.

Placing high in the races would earn you cash which you could use to pimp your ride which was a nice touch.  What wasn't so nice was the blatant and frequent product placing of Snickers bars – be it on an advertisement board in the game or as an invincibility power-up as you raced!  Even finishing a track was accompanied by your rodent rider having a good old nosh on a bar along  with them spouting out some garbage about how good it tastes!