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Posted by:Ryan on Thursday, 26 Apr, 2001 @ 1:05 PM

So, first off, Like Deej said, I am graduating tommorrow, and gonna be down for the count for a week or two while I get life sorted out. As such, I want to release a rather large project before I go. Ages ago, David Powell and I started working together on a port of the most addictive game ever under the banner of BeGroovy Software. Well, it’s done and polished, and its here. Get elastomania from the mostly-incomplete website now!!! Alternatively, grab it from BeBits to raise our stats. :) Elasto Mania is a motorbike simulation game based on a real physics model. It plays as a skill/puzzle game version of trial biking, but is infinitely more addicting. :) In the future we will be adding windowed mode, as well as a BeOS-centered elasto mania site… but I have decided not to hold off on the release until those are ready. :) So enjoy!

26 Responses to “ElastoMania!!!!”

  1. Anonymous Says:


    Great job guy(s). if a couple more surprises like this pop up who knows what kind of positive BeOS movement may begin….LOL

    I hate FUD.


  2. Anonymous Says:

    ah.. good old across

    So someone finally did a port..
    Question, I have bought the windows-version some time ago, is it possible to use those maps or has the format been changed?
    Also, it crashes when I start it (posted this to the benews-forum)
    thanks a lot!

  3. Kart Says:


    Congratulations, Nutcase. Good luck with life beyond school!

    Elastomania looks pretty cool. A mototrials game for BeOS! That’s really REALLY nifty (no, really!). Gotta get home and try it tonight.

    I’ve always had the impression that BeOS was big in Europe, and Trials is definately big in Europe, so this should be a great combination, eh?

  4. Kart Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 04/26/2001 3:09:09 PM

    Re: ah.. good old across

    Yes, you can use the maps. If ElMa crashes, do a stack crawl and send it to developers– Nucase or Powelly (i guess).

  5. LeftTurn Says:

    Just wasted 1 and a half hours…

    …playing with this silly game. It is definitely addicting. If only the keys had a little more sensitivity for more or less pressure…

    Lottsa fun and thanks for the port. Now I know why I don’t ride dirt bikes :)

  6. Nutcase Says:

    In Response To Kart @ 04/26/2001 4:41:43 PM

    Re: ah.. good old across

    emsupport@begroovy.com is the place to email issues. :)

  7. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    very cool, but the paper mario turn is bad (should be more 3D). Also i would like to see front brake and acceleration to move the bike in the air (like real bike). Also, the bike need more power because it seem to be on the big gear all the time.

    looking to the demo is really awsome and show the game can really be mastered. It even remember me of Sonic on genesis! This game have a lot of potential, the most innovative game i played since jet grind radio.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you!

    Thank you for bringing this game to BeOS! :)

    I’m soon completed all the 18 levels:) this game rocks!

    where can I buye the full version???

  9. Anonymous Says:

    [No Subject]

    I hate to do this, especially in light of everything else going on, but I find this game so enormously frustrating that fun doesn’t even get a word in.

    I don’t see any real-world physics either. Unless this takes place on the moon. And even then, I’m not so sure.

    For instance, having riden motorcycles of different types I’ve yet to encounter a way of going slowly forward on a bike, shifting my own weight to the front slightly and having the rear wheel kick up over my head. If this is real-world physics, it would be impossible to ride a bike and probably highly illegal. That’s probably my single complaint against it, which looks very entertaining if it was possible to adjust your “weight” without going to the extremes in both directions. I guess I shouldn’t be too critical of the driver though; he’s obviously not smart enough to keep his hands on the bar which probably accounts for many of the problems.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 04/27/2001 07:11:03 AM

    Re: [No Subject]

    your taking the game too serious…

  11. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 04/27/2001 07:11:03 AM

    Re:Slowing down the action

    What a fun game.

    If you didn’t slow the action down to an observable level you’d never be able to play the game.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 04/27/2001 03:59:18 AM

    Re: Thank you!

    You can buy the full version from BeBits.

  13. Ruprect Says:


    Cool, guys! I’m not on my BeBox at the moment, or I’d try it. Any screenshots anywhere?

    Also, will it work with a gamepad?

  14. DrB Says:


    uh oh… too late… i’m already addicted.

  15. Anonymous Says:


    If only the colors weren’t fux0red because of the well known bug with the VSA-100 (Voodoo4/5) drivers. Maybe should’ve taken that into account and used a different display setting, eh?


  16. Anonymous Says:

    Fun game…

    I seem to remember playing something similar on either Mac or PC, but I don’t remember levels like the ones that came with the BeOS version! I like the game, but it can be _really_ frustrating sometimes. I’d like to see more easy levels. It can be irritating to have play for 3 minutes to get one shot at a jump that takes 10 tries to make. That said, I did manage to finish all the levels except for one yesterday… it is addictive!

  17. Ruprect Says:

    In Response To Ruprect @ 04/29/2001 00:07:46 AM

    Re: screenshots?

    Wow! I downloaded it last night and wasted a good half hour on it. Very strange game, but cool too.

    You guys did an outstanding job!!! The graphics are very very crisp.

  18. WESTY Says:


  19. billy burnett Says:

    send the game to me

  20. Hayden pedder Says:

    i think that the game is awsome

  21. Jono Roy Says:

    Why don’t you have cheats for ElastoMania you guys suck

    Yours Sincerly

    Jono Roy

  22. jade Says:

    I can’y find any cheats for Elasto Mania!
    If you know where to get them please tell me.


  23. Seamus Hannan Says:

    AAAAAAA i played this game at a friends house AND I WANT IT SO BADLY! but i cant because i have a mac….could you make a mac version???please????like…now???

  24. tromboc Says:

    i’ve been playing this game for 3-4 years now
    found it when it circulated through the school and got hooked. never turned back
    sweet game


  25. Nutcase Says:

    Hey guys…

    I just /really/ cleaned up this thread. All the links here for warez and such are gone - they were for the windows version anyway.

    The version BeGroovy released was for the Be Operating System. If you don’t know what that is, you don’t need our version. You want to go to http://www.elastomania.com and deal with Balazs directly.

    The only way to get the full registered version of ElastoMania for BeOS was on BeBits via their eCommerce offering. That has since died, and thank fully the BeOS community has been kind enough not to share the registered copies around. They are good people.

    I have unearthed all my BeOS archives, and will work on getting the latest version of ElastoMania ported and released via another method - probably a paypal system. So if you are looking to buy Elasto Mania for BeOS, it will again be available, eventually. Patience.

  26. tijsjoris Says:

    do you guys have any ideas how big this game in real is? Check http://www.moposite.com if you don’t know! I’ve been playing this game for a year now, and improved lotsa skills, played all levels more than 20 times, just look at my warm up time: 14,40, but still I am called a n00b :)

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