Alpine Racer

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Namco, Ltd. [Tokyo, Japan]

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Alpine Racer © 1994 Namco.


Ski racing game (downhill and gate) with 3 courses and 2 play modes : Race and Time Attack. The player stands on a sophisticated set of ski-like foot stands while holding onto 2 bars for stability to play.
TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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Alpine Racer machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Cabinet dimensions : 230 cm High x 126 cm Wide x 300 cm Deep.
Cabinet weight : 792 lbs (360 kg).

Namco Super System 22 hardware
Game ID : AR

Main CPU : Motorola 68EC020 (@ 24.576 Mhz), (2x) TMS32025 (@ 49.152 Mhz), M37710 (@ 16.384 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.384 Mhz)

Players : 1
Control : stick
Buttons : 3
TRIVIA
Even if titlescreen says 1994, Alpine Racer was released in June 1995 in Japan.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.25 - VICL-15049) on 22/11/1995.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Secret Character : When the 'press any button' screen comes up, hold down the 2 outside buttons and press the middle button repeatedly. You will hear a sound if done correctly and unlock the secret character 'Penguin'.
SERIES
1. Alpine Racer (1994)
2. Alpine Racer 2 (1996)
3. Alpine Racer 3 (2002)
STAFF
Music & Sound composer : Takayuki Ishikawa
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on January 18, 2012