Alpine Racer 2

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

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Alpine Racer 2 © 1996 Namco.


A checkpoint-style racing game, featuring realistic physics, unique controls and an unusual genre for a racing game. It features three separate courses and your choice of speed or gate racing. There is a cool replay feature for finishing in first place.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Alpine Racer 2 machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Namco Super System 22 hardware
Game ID : ARS

Main CPU : 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
 
Released in December 1996.

This game was used as one of the challenges on the BBC game show "Friends Like These". The contestants had to finish in the highest position to win.

Michael Jackson used to own this game (Serial number: APM02194). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.
UPDATES
 
ARS2/VER.A
Build date : 13:45:05, DEC 6 1996

ARS2/VER.B
Build date : 17:10:59, JAN 10 1997
TIPS AND TRICKS
 
Hidden Characters :
Kuma : Hold SELECT and insert a coin. Then at the skipper select screen hold RIGHT and push the VIEW CHANGE button.
Oyaji : Hold SELECT and insert a coin. Then at the skipper select screen hold LEFT and push the VIEW CHANGE button.

Track Weather : Enter one of the character codes, then highlight High Speed Course and press...
Darker Track : ... Left Select, View Change
Darker/Foggier Track : ... Left Select, Left Select, View Change

Staff Credit : In Expert Mode in Time Trial, pass through the left side of the arrow in 1st tunnel.
SERIES
 
1. Alpine Racer (1994)
2. Alpine Racer 2 (1996)
3. Alpine Racer 3 (2002)
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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