GP Rider for Master System
GP Rider is an arcade-style racing game for the Sega Master System. Originally released as a hugely popular arcade game in 1990, GP Rider soon found its way onto the Master System and Game Gear handheld in 1993. The quality of the conversion is considered to be excellent, with the Master System version benefiting from a slightly higher resolution.
Unlike many other racing games of this era, GP Rider features advanced computer intelligence in the form of the main opponent Wayne. Just like a human, there are times when he may crash or make mistakes, meaning an element of luck comes into the game. This kind of game-play mechanic was completely unique to anything else at a time when enemies were pre-programmed, making then possible to beat by merely studying their moves.
There are a couple of really cool music tracks, composed by the legendary Hiroshi Kawaguchi and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi. These include "Time Attack" for Automatic Transmission, "Be Over" for Manual Transmission and "The Perfect Power" when the course finishes and victory is celebrated.