HISTORY
FAST SEARCH
Type:
 
Parents and clones:
Romset:

Metro-Cross (set 1) - MAME machine

2105
metrocrs
Metro-Cross (set 1)
1
Game
current
11
0
  Back to search
  Share this page using this link:
SHARE THIS PAGE

GAME SYSTEM CHD BIOS DEVICE PARENT CLONE MECHANICAL SCREENLESS

 Bacheca Record 
Main data
Romset and name:
metrocrs Metro-Cross (set 1)
Short name:
Metro-Cross
Manufacturer:
Namco
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Run, Jump & Scrolling
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
288x224@60.606061 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi HD63701V0, Motorola MC6809E
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Namco CUS30, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b10 released on nov-20 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.229 released on feb-24 2021
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
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:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
Additional infos
  • History
  • Info
  • Score
  • PCB
  • Commands
  • Init
  • Driver
  • XML
  • Arcade Video game published 36 years ago:

    Metro-Cross © 1985 Namco.

    Metro-Cross is an abstract, horizontally-scrolling single player racing game set in an automated futuristic city. Players take on the role of 'The Runner', who must run through each of the game's 32 stages to cross the finish line before the time limit expires. If the Runner finishes a round within the time limit, remaining time is converted to bonus points and the next round begins.

    Obstacles that hinder the runner's progress include 'Slip Zones' that slow him down if he tries to run over them, 'Pitfalls' that break under the Runner's weight and drop him into the holes and 'Crackers' that launch the Runner up into the air and cause him to land on his back. Later rounds also feature 'Jumbo Tires' that bounce towards the Runner, barriers that emerge from the ground before receding back into it, Cubes that move through particular columns of tiles, Mice that attempt to jump onto the Runner and slow him down and Chess Knights and Kings that bounce from one tile to another. Clinging mice fall off the runner if he leaps from a springboard.

    Progress is aided by yellow springboards that hurl the runner forwards at great speed (players must press the fire button while on the springboard) and a skateboard, that is unaffected by the green 'Slip Zone' tiles that would otherwise slow the player's progress. Bonus points can be earned by kicking the static drinks cans that can be found throughout each level.

    Every fourth round is special, using the remaining time from the three previous rounds as additional completion time. However, if the Runner has not finished the round before the time limit runs out, he will be electrocuted and the game is immediately over.

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: MC

    Main CPU: Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz), Hitachi HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Namco 8-channel WSG

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 1 (JUMP)

    TRIVIA
    Metro-Cross was released in May 1985.

    Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Return of Video Game Music - ACL-22004) on June 25, 1985.

    STAFF
    Music by: Nobuyuki Ohnogi

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] Nintendo Famicom (dec.16, 1986) "Metro-Cross [Model MC-3900]"
    [JP] Sony PlayStation (feb.28, 1997) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SLPS-00705]"
    [US] Sony PlayStation (nov.1997) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SLUS-00417]"
    [AU] Sony PlayStation (1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
    [EU] Sony PlayStation (feb.1998) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [Model SCES-00702]"
    [JP] Sony PlayStation (oct.28, 1999) "Namco Museum Vol.5 [PlayStation the Best] [Model SLPS-91162]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.4, 2008) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (may.15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
    [AU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (june.4, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
    [JP] Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
    [EU] Commodore C64 (1987)
    [US] Commodore C64 (1987)
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1987)
    [SP] Amstrad CPC (1987)
    [US] Atari ST (1987)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1623&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
    Informations provided by Contribute to the translation
  • Informations provided by
    Informations provided by / © Copyright of Fujix
  • Informations provided by
  • Informations provided by
  • Informations provided by Fabricio Coroquer, revisited from the work of
  • Informations provided by Contribute
  • Informations provided by
  • Informations provided by
Dip-switches:
Cheats:
Ports:
Devices refs:
VideoSnaps:

If you notice any inaccuracy or error, please report

Data updated on february 24 2021


Short name suggestion
The short name is the name of the game without brackets or other symbols, bios or sets informations.
Name:
E-mail:
(optional)
Image removal
You're proposing to remove this image from the web site.
Please indicate below the reason for the request and will be evaluated
as soon as possible.

Reason:
E-mail:
(optional)
Resource reporting
You can report links for further information, images, video or other url about this game.
Carefully fill out the fields below in such a way as to minimize the time required for the integration of this information in the page.
Link:
Resource type:
Title:
Notes:
E-mail:
(optional)
Game initialization (gameinit)
These data are used to solve any problems starting the game in Mame.
The specified text will be sent to the site ProgettoSnaps by AntoPISA and integrated with the existing one.
Updates are scheduled on a monthly basis so except in special cases you may not immediately see the changes.
Romset:
metrocrs
Title:
Metro-Cross
Text:
E-mail:
(optional)
Share page
Report this game to a friend, with optional additional message.
Game:
Metro-Cross (set 1)
Recipient:
Message:
From:
Create e new list
You can create a new private list, visible only to you, that will allow you to group, view or do other operations on your favorite games.
Title:
Notes:
 

You can create a list using an existing file. In this case, please indicate below.

Import from:
Trascina qui un file
XXXXXXXX
Format:
Export to a file
You can export this list of games on a file so that it can be used by external programs

Title:
Format:
Emulator:
Games path:
Images path:
Version:
 
This option will add all the linked rom (i.e. parents games in clones games) and all bioses or devices to obtain a working set (no missing files)
Other options
 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: You will be prompted to download the file. If this don't occurs, check the popup blocker options of your browser and add this site to the exception list