REPLAY SIMULATION FOR THE P.C.
the ultime tactical challenge. Based on the classic dice-and-chart
game Speedway Scene II, Flying Shale is a rather excellent PC
game that will give you many hours in front of your machine
as you play both team manager and rider. The
operation of the game is very simple and easy to become familar
with but please don't think that means playing is easy - you'll
have to be at your sharpest to beat the powerful Artificial
Intelligence (AI) opponent.
stunning depth, Flying Shale gives you the ability to take charge
of ANY team in ANY competition from ANY season from 1965 right
up to 2002. Or ATG riders, WSC from 1949 and a large number
of different meeting formats (pairs etc) give a wider choice
than just the BL seasons. And if that's not enough for you,
there's a built in editing suite which allows you to create
from scratch your own teams and riders or edit those already
there - you can make Justin Elkins a superstar for example!
No offence Justin. Chose the team you wish to manage and then
get on with it. You'll have to make your own decisions on team
selection, booking guest riders, tactical substitutes etc.
is played out individually where you have control over your
riders and what they do on the track - not withstanding falls,
loss of control, drifting off the line and other misfortune
which the AI throws up to make your life harder. The tactical
options are testing and just because your riders might make
the gate doesn't mean they'll stay there - do you move them
to the inside and try to team-rider the opposition out of it
or make them risk a ride round the board to pass you.
to take track conditions in to account when deciding on your
next move as a blast around the outside on a slick track might
mean losing ground or on a wet one, a trip through the fence!
The realism is added to by each lap of each heat broken in to
segments with you having to make a calculated decision each
time for both your riders. Infact, such is the attention to
detail everything that happens in "real" speedway is programmed
in apart from rain-offs and a transfer market.
of Flying Shale is worth £25 of anyone's money. Install the
game, begin to play and it'll draw you in immediately - very
addictive. I sat down in front of my machine early evening,
began to play and the next time I looked up it was well after
midnight. It's that absorbing. This is surely a "must-have"
product for any speedway fan and you can't fail to be impressed
by the game's depth, tacticals and almost unlimited options.
details on how to order visit www.roogames.co.uk
which includes further details and several screenshots, or e-mail
with any specific questions. Flying Shale costs £25 (inc UK
Postage), is distributed on CD with printed manual for all versions
of Windows from 95 upwards.