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Romset and name:
hotrod Hot Rod (World, 3 Players, Turbo set 1, Floppy Based)
Manufacturer:
Year:
Genre:
Driving
Category:
Driving / Race
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players (solo, 2-3 concurrents)
Input:
Dial, Pedal
Buttons / keys:
0
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
496x384@57.52416 Hz, CRT 25kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
8-Bit R-2R DAC, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.74u2 released on oct-06 2003
Last release:
Mame 0.218 released on feb-02 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • Sega System 24 disk. published 32 years ago:

    Hot-Rod © 1988 Sega.

    Hot-Rod is a scrolling top-down racing game in which up to four players race each other over a variety of different surfaces on a selection of narrow, twisting roads. Each player's vehicle has a fuel (gas) meter that constantly depletes as the race progresses. Extra fuel and bonus pick-ups are placed at regular intervals on each track and can be collected by driving over them. If a car runs out of fuel it is automatically disqualified from the race.

    During races the track scrolls to follow the current race leader. If the last-placed driver falls too far behind the leader and allows the scrolling area to catch up with them, their car is automatically transported further up the track, resulting in a fuel penalty.

    There are always four cars competing in each race, with computer-controlled cars replacing any positions not filled by human players. Any driver finishing in the Top three is awarded bonus points, with the amount determined on whether they finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd. These points can be used to buy car upgrades in the garage shop that appears at the end of every race. The upgrades available are; engine, tyre, wing and bumper. These affect speed, handling and durability. Particular attention should be paid to tyre choice, as different tyres are suited to specific race surfaces, with the next stage's surface being visible as the car enters the garage. Players can equip either a front or rear engine but not both at once. It is also impossible to have a spoiler and a rear engine equipped simultaneously.

    There are a total of 30 different tracks set across ten different environments, including busy highways, dirt roads, a beach-side course, a mountain course, farmlands, snowy terrain, a desert, a construction zone, a shipyard and city streets. There are three races per environment with every third race ending with a victory ceremony in a stadium, before play moves on to the next environment.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the Sega "System 24" hardware.

    Players: 4
    Control: Steering wheel, Pedal

    Hot-Rod was available in three different cabinets; a two and three-player upright, and a four-player table top version.

    TRIVIA
    Released in April 1988 in Japan.

    Hot-Rod's catchy 'shop' music appeared in the upgrade sections of two other well-known Sega games; 1986's "Fantasy Zone" and 1989's "Turbo Out Run".

    A Turbo version exists and runs at twice the speed of the original.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    At the end of each stage, as your car enters the garage shop; keep an eye of the section of track that lies in the direction your car will be heading once it has left the garage. This gives a clue as to what type of surface will be raced upon next, allowing the player to buy suitable tyres should the need arise.

    PORTS
    • COMPUTERS:
    Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
    Amstrad CPC (1990)
    Commodore C64 (1990)
    Commodore Amiga (1990)
    Atari ST (1990)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1145&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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