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Box artwork for Keiba Simulation: Honmei.
Keiba Simulation: Honmei
Developer(s)Nihon Bussan
Publisher(s)Nihon Bussan
Year released1989
System(s)Famicom
Genre(s)Simulation
ModesSingle player
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Keiba Simulation: Honmei (KEIBA SIMULATION 本命?) is a horse racing simulation game published in Japan in 1989 for the Famicom. It was developed and published by Nichibutsu, often known as Nihon Bussan. In fact, the box art states the former as developer and the title screen states the latter. "Keiba" is the Japanese word for horse-racing, and "honmei" is a term meaning a favorite to win

As a true simulation game, there is no racing or gambling under the player's control. The player instead can manipulate parameters for each race and the horses competing, changing their stats such as fatigue, age and the weight of the jockey. Then players can watch a race with these settings play out and observe the winner. It is possible the goal of this game is to recreate the likely output of an actual race based on as much information as the player is able to muster in order to assist them with their gambling, though its more likely the game is for racing enthusiasts.


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