Got this game on it's release date and still can't stop playing it. It has a lot of 'rewards' (extra bikes/helmets/videos/photos) to be unlocked by winning races and time trials, etc. Graphics (for a handheld) are very good and the action moves along at a fast pace. Handling is good and controllable - this is often poorly done on motorcycling games, but Namco have the physics about right.
With plenty of bikes to ride the replay value is extended by trying different championships (2005/2006) on bikes with less power, brakes or handling. See if you can rewrite history and take one of the bottom teams to the championship title.
Only downside is that there are only 8 tracks and not the complete calendar as raced in Moto GP.
Namco, please...please...please do a new version with all the tracks and the new (for 2007) 800cc bikes. Until then I will continue to play this, and hope to complete all the rewards one day....Highly Recommended!
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