Grand Prix 500cc was one of the first French-made games for the Atari ST. It was developed by Microïds in 1986. The graphics and animation were not well developed in this motorcycle racing game but on the other hand the fact that the game has a versus mode is well-appreciated.
The game provides a two-player mode simultaneously and three levels of general difficulty. In a single Grand Prix there are 12 available circuits, inspired by real circuits. The DOS and Atari ST version include a save mode after every race. Each race has 9 laps, with six racers (4 in the C64 version). In training mode, there are two laps and only 2 racers.
During the races, the screen is always divided vertically into two, which shows the point of view of two racers. When playing in single, the other racer is one of those controlled by the computer and it is possible to choose which side to play. The view in each half shows the racer in third person and the motorbike control panel.
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This version of Grand Prix 500 cc was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Grand Prix 500 cc. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Grand Prix 500 cc are summarized in the following table:
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