In Honda RVF is a realistic and faithful simulation of the Formula One racing bike developed in early 90s. Using the same controls as on a real bike, you're given the opportunity to master this powerful machine. Like all racing champions, you start by competing at club level, eventually graduating to national events and then to the international circuit. Famous race tracks such as Donnington, Mockenheim and Salzburgring are accurately simulated here. The circuits feature puddles of water to upset the bike's handling, and oil, which causes you to crash. It takes time to remount the bike and get back up to speed by revving it back up! Note that the game loads from the same disk on Amiga and ST! Also there is a two-player null-modem link-up mode, which can support an ST racing against an Amiga!
Overall a great bike-racing simulator with an arcade feeling of gameplay, which tends to be very addictive indeed!
The graphics in the Amiga version are nice although, the scrolling suffers a bit when compared to the ST (which is rather awkward)! It is a fact though that the Amiga version uses better visuals in terms of colors (especially at the backdrop shadings), but still I do prefer the ST version for its smoothness. As with the ST version, the game here offers a variety of realism such as crashes, losing precious instruments and even having to push the bike to restart it! The race tracks moves very realistically and quickly, but again it could use better scrolling considering Amiga's scrolling capabilities. The riders are nicely drawn and animated, but maybe a little more landscape detail could have been used.
The sound features digitized bike engine throttle (it becomes very pleasant especially when changing gears) on both Amiga and ST versions, whilst the introductory tune is really well composed.