Abandonware DOS title

The Cycles

The Cycles is an abandoned racing game designed by Brad Gour, Donald A. Mattrick, developed by Distinctive Software and released by Accolade in 1989. The Cycles runs on DOS. Download the game here.

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The Cycles reviews

Zero Magazine Issue 03 (1990) - "The Cycles gives you the chance to drive some of the fastest bikes available, around all the great circuits of the world against some extremely stiff opposition. Choose one of five skill levels and whether you want to just be timed, take part in a single race or a whole championship circuit of 15 races.
Cycles is incredibly addictive and the attention to detail is impressive. The background changes for each track while the graphics are particularly realistic in EGA. The only let down is the tinny sound, but as you need to listen to the revs for gear changing, you can't really turn it off. Still, even this is not enough to spoil one of the best motorcycle sims to date."

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Additional info about The Cycles

Input: keyboard, joystick

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

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