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Romset and name:
route16 Route 16 (Sun Electronics)
Short name:
Route 16
Manufacturer:
Sun Electronics
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Driving
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 4 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
60 to 70 (Passable)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x256@57 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.31 released on apr-25 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
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:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 39 years ago:

    Route 16 © 1981 Centuri, Incorporated.

    Route 16 is a challenging race car game, integrating special features to excite the beginner as well as the seasoned player. The vivid video screen is fascinating, and is complimented by exceptional audio during game play.

    The red car is controlled by the joystick feature, and is pursued through 16 different routes (mazes) by three chase cars. The search mode reveals an overview of all 16 routes, and the search mode appears whenever the car exits a route. In the search mode, the player car becomes a red cube, and the chase cars become yellow cubes.

    Whenever the player car exits one route, there is a one second delay for a total overview of the game.

    Each route has dead-ends, zig-zags, and multiple entrances and exits.

    Some routes have the dollar symbol ($), and the player scores 200 points each time this symbol is cleared. The dollar symbols randomly chance to oil slicks, and when encountered, the oil slicks slow down the player car.

    The question mark symbol (?) is surrounded by check points and will either reveal a bomb symbol or a bell mark after the player car clears the check point. The bell will add 800 points to the player's score when cleared. Player skill is tested here to avoid the bomb if it appears.

    Some routes have a flag symbol, and when the player car clears the symbol, the pursuing cars become dollar symbols, and every effort should be made by the player to chase them down, and add extra points to his score.

    One route has a flickering bonus car symbol. When the symbol appears, clear it and earn an additional player car.

    One route has an additional game feature. When the player car enters the maze, it is pursued by an attacking monster. The player car cannot clear or collide with the monster, but must avoid it, or be destroyed.

    The high-speed button is another feature of Route 16. When pushed, the player car is accelerated to escape the chase cars. Usage of the high-speed button reduces the player car's fuel. At the end of each round, bonus points are added to the player's score for remaining fuel.

    After all the symbols are cleared, the round ends. In successive rounds, additional dollar symbols ($), and additional enemy chase cars are added.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.25 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 4-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Route 16 was released in May 1981.

    A bootleg of this game is known as "Route X". Another bootleg was released by Leisure and Allied as "Route 16".

    SCORING
    Round moneybag: 200 points.
    Larger moneybag: 800 points.
    Enemy cars: 200, 400, 800 points etc.
    End of level bonus: 10 points x remaining fuel.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Remember that the biggest score available in the game by far is for the remaining fuel at the end of a level, so use your turbo boost sparingly and not at all if possible.
    • When in a room with a chequered flag, try to lure as many of the enemy cars in as possible before getting the flag. The enemy cars automatically flee when they turn into money, so you need them grouped.
    • When aiming to collect the money surrounded by the four squares, note that the first square turns the money into a bomb, so collect a second square before grabbing the money.
    • Since the 12 outer rooms only have one entrance/exit, try and sneak in there when the opposition is furthest away, so that you can get in and out before they close in on you.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Emerson Arcadia (1983) "Route 16 [Cartridge No. 35]"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2268&o=2
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