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Romset and name:
speedfrk Speed Freak
Short name:
Speed Freak
Manufacturer:
Vectorbeam
Year:
Genre:
Driving
Category:
Driving / 1st Person
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo)
Input:
Dial 8 ways, Joystick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
ruotato di 180°
Orientation:
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Black & White Vectorial
CPU:
Cinematronics CPU
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Netlist Sound Device, Speaker, Speed Freak Sound Board
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.35b6 released on mar-15 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.237 released on oct-27 2021
Clone of:
-
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 42 years ago:

    Speed Freak © 1979 Vectorbeam.

    In Speed Freak you drove an extremely fast car along a lonesome road. The idea was simply to drive as fast as you can without crashing. The game was time based, you could crash as much as you wanted, but points were scored for driving as fast and as far as you could without crashing. Your view of the action was from behind the hood of the car, but slightly above what an actual driver would see, kind of like you were sitting on the roof instead of inside the car. Obstacles were mainly oncoming cars (which was always the same one), and police roadblocks. The off-road scenery was limited to stick figure cows, hitchhikers, and the occasional cactus.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: CCPU (@ 5 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Samples

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 224 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 38.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 32768

    Players: 2
    Control: Analog steering wheel, four-position shifter

    TRIVIA
    Released in March 1979.

    Speed Freak was Larry's first game for Vectorbeam. Only 700 units were produced. The machine was available only as an upright dedicated cabinet. The cabinet was white with sticker sideart on each side that displayed the game name, and a picture of a red car. The control panel is simply black with a red and yellow stripe around it. The monitor bezel had no decoration at all, and the marquee was made of metal, and was not illuminated in any way. The game used a 19'' monochrome vector monitor.

    A Speed Freak unit appears in the 1980 movie 'Midnight Madness'.

    STAFF
    Designed & programmed by: Larry Rosenthal, Dan Sunday

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2578&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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