Harley Davidson - The Road to Sturgis
Developed by Incredible Technologies Inc. in 1989, this is a racing game set on the theme of getting to a racing contest at Sturgis in time. The Harley Davidson – The Road to Sturgis involves street-racing on the highway dodging obstacles, other vehicles, police vans and helping wayward females. Harley Davidson- the road to Sturgis is all about riding the Harley through the countryside to Sturgis, South Dakota in 10 days. During the journey, the player will need to upgrade the bike, compete in native cycling contests, etc. Harley Davidson- The road to Sturgis is released in three platforms namely DOS, Amiga, Atari ST. The game uses more than average graphics of the time but becomes predictable as it is repetitive. The game has a side view option during racing rarely seen in games of those days. The game is spot on in showing the biker culture with pictures and also lets the user decorate the bike with biker antiques but these are only visible in the bike store and not while racing. There are 31 stages in the games but look mostly similar. The game starts in the default EGA mode. The game is not well choreographed and the one easily gets bored with the repetitive circuits and there is no change in the landscapes as well. The race experience is quite average and disappointing unlike the popular game Test-drive.
Incredible Technologies, Inc.
Incredible Technologies is a US studio founded in July 1985 by Elaine Hodgson and Richard Ditton who previously worked at Action Graphics, Inc., a studio spun off from Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc.. The company initially specialized in designing and manufacturing commercial/arcade entertainment development and they are best known for the Golden Tee Golf arcade series.
Incredible Technologies developed Grave Yardage for Activision. in 1989. The staff's biographies in that game's manual show the range of design and development IT has done: arcade game design and Bally/Midway and Capcom; development of original games and/or conversion for Cinemaware, Epyx, Mindscape; pinball machine development for Data East; system design for Brunswick's BowlerVision system.
While still creating games, the company also started releasing casino games and machines in 2008.
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