This game is really good. If you can get into it.
The problem is that, like most games, you can't just jump straight onto the TT course. And that is a shame because that is what most people probably want to do.
Getting to the TT course is a choice of two ways. Firstly, you can compete in sections of the TT with other riders and begin to unlock bikes and other sections that you can race on. This takes some time as you also have to work through the various bikes (125cc/400cc, then the 600cc, then the full bikes). The other way, is the cheat code which you can look up on the internet if you wish to choose this route.
The settings are quick simple for any novice and the riding is very realistic on the Expert setting. The full 37 miles are included and bumps etc.. are very difficult to handle in places.
Even though only two tracks are included (the TT being one), there is enough to keep you entertained for quite some time, including the sidecar racing and the mad Sunday events and of course, 2 player mode.
When anyone mentions the word 'maniac', we invariably think of nut jobs like Friday 13th's Jason Voorhies and people who run with scissors in their hands.
However, honourable mentions must go to the bike-mad loonies who descend upon the UK each June for the most notorious race on the planet - the Isle of Man TT.
Gran Turismo levels of authenticity are the key to TT Superbikes' quirky brilliance, so prepare yourself for front and rear braking, individual wheel suspension and lifelike slipstreaming.
Bike physics are also spot on, so remember to lean forward when accelerating or risk pulling the mother of all wheelies!
Race, study and unlock new segments and you'll eventually challenge the world's best over the entire 38-mile course that's bona fide right down to the last kerb and hedgerow.
With up to 1000cc bikes that'll reach speeds of over 200mph, TT shifts at some whack - especially from our preferred cockpit view, even though looks-wise it's more PSone than PS2.
Despite three difficulty levels and the usual optional gubbins, such as assisted breaking, TT isn't exactly what you'd call an accessible racing experience. This means that painstakingly memorising every metre of the course layout is a must if you're serious about triumphing over some horrifically unforgiving AI riders.
TT certainly isn't for everyone (and a half-decent map would have made it far more accessible to newbies). But biking aficionados will go wild with joy that they finally have a racer worthy of their beloved sport.
So whether you loved Sega's ancient Manx TT, worship TT super racer Adrian Archibald or want to test your gaming mettle, gear up for the most hardcore ride ever...
Ive recently purchased this game due to being a biker myself and enjoy anything to do with fast bikes.
The game itself is based upon the well known Isle of man TT, which is well known for being an extreme motorcycling curcuit and has been going since 1907.
the course itself is just over 37miles.
In the game you can play what they call Mad Sunday, here you get to race the track with on-coming traffic to deal with....great fun
In game mode you race against 10 other riders
You can also race 2 player in the useual split screen mode.
To help you get used to the track, you can play the tutorials that take you through every corner of the course.
The bikes themselves handle much better than most games in the field with great responses to the controller.
You can also choose your time of day and weather conditions.
The game i found is great, theres a choice of over 50 bikes including different makes etc.
The game also offers a sidecar mode of play.
In general this is a very accurate replica of the real thing and lots of fun.